chapter  5
Making Money Out of Misery
Trafficking for Labor Exploitation
WithJune Kane
Pages 24

The chapter emphasizes the fundamental difference between forced labor and trafficking for labor exploitation. It also emphasizes the imperative to differentiate between the two both in programming terms and in responses to the needs of victims. The chapter considers how trafficking into sexual exploitation relates to the labor trafficking context and outlines some ways in which so-called "labor actors" can contribute to ending this heinous denial of human rights. The ultimate irony of trafficking into labor exploitation is that most trafficking victims never earn the money they were promised and which was one of the primary motivations for their desire to move in the first place. The essential difference between migration with forced labor and trafficking into labor exploitation is that, in the case of trafficking, the third parties involved at the beginning of the process—at the entry point—had the intention of leading the person involved into exploitation.