Terms and Definitions

Child (minor, juvenile, youth)

Persons under the age of 18 unless, under the law applicable to the child, majority is attained earlier.8

Exploitation

Unfair, if not illegal, treatment or use of somebody or something, usually for personal gain.

Labor trafficking

The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion, for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.

Pimp

Any person who participates in the transporting, harboring, or selling of a person for a commercial sex act. This term can be interchangeable with sex trafficker.

Sex trafficking

The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for a commercial sex act in which that act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age.


8 UNICEF. (n.d.). Fact Sheet: A summary of the rights under the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Available at http://www.unicef.org/crc/files/Rights_overview.pdf/