Trafficking in persons is the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another, for the purpose of exploitation. Exploitation shall include, at a minimum, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labour or services, slavery or practice similar to slavery. Servitude or the removal of organs according to Article 3, paragraph (a) of the protocol to prevent, suppress and punish Trafficking in persons (UNODC).

Great Africa Network for Women addresses human trafficking issues through practical strategies such as prevention of trafficking in persons, protection of victims of human trafficking and the prosecution of trafficking offenders. Victims are usually children, women and men. Trafficking takes place within a country and across borders with the intention to exploit.Through our network, victims have been empowered through the services we provide, and grown resilient and independent with time.