Trafficking in children is the illegal trade and transport of children for the purpose of child labour, sexual exploitation or other forms of exploitation. The practice can violate many human rights of children including the right to life, the prohibition of child labour, the rights to health and education and the right not to be subjected to torture or ill-treatment.
Companies can facilitate trafficking through their core activities, such as transportation of a child from one place to another. And they can knowingly or unknowingly, make use of trafficked children through their supply chains, in factories and workshops, on farms and plantations, and in other forms of child labour.
Companies can work against trafficking by raising awareness of the issue internally and with the broader public. Some can provide services and opportunities for victims of trafficking or children at risk of trafficking.
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