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Human trafficking awareness day was on the 11th January 2015. This day aims to raise awareness about human trafficking, something which continues to occur today. It is often referred to as the modern day slavery (Hemani, 2012). Under the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organised Crime, human trafficking is described as: “the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of threat or use of force or other forms of coercion… abduction… fraud… deception… [or] abuse of power”. When talking about exploitation, there are many forms that are associated with human trafficking, such as sexual slavery or prostitution, forced labour or even the removal of organs to sell on the ‘black market’.