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9208 Primer2ndEd.pdf | Human Trafficking | Sexual Slavery

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Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003 Primer on R.A. 9208 2nd Edition Office of the President of the Philippines Commission on Filipinos Overseas 2009 © Commission on Filipinos Overseas 2009 Photographs appearing in this primer are by Kay Chernush for the US State Department, Richard Vogel of Associated Press, Reuters, Flicker.com, and Timesonline. co.uk. Primer on the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003 (Republic Act No. 9208) Office of the President of the Philippines Commission
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  Primer on R.A. 9208    Anti-Trafcking in Persons Act of 2003 C OMMISSION   ON  F ILIPINOS  O  VERSEAS 2nd Edition 2009 Office of the President of the Philippines  © Commission on Filipinos Overseas 2009 Photographs appearing in this primer are by Kay Chernush for the US State Department, Richard Vogel of  Associated Press, Reuters, Flicker.com, and Timesonline.co.uk.  Primer on the Anti-Trafcking in Persons Act of 2003(Republic Act No. 9208) Office of the President of the Philippines C OMMISSION   ON  F ILIPINOS  O VERSEAS  What is the Anti-Trafcking in Persons Act of 2003? The Anti-Trafcking in Persons Act of 2003, also known as Republic Act 9208, institutes government policies to eliminate trafcking in persons, especially women and children. It establishes the necessary mechanisms to protect and support trafcked persons, and provides penalties for violators.   What is Trafcking in Persons? Trafcking in persons is an illegal act and is considered a violation of human rights and inimical to human dignity and national development. It consists of the following elements: 1. It involves the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of a person or persons; 2. It is committed with or without the victim’s consent or knowledge;3. It is done within or across national boundaries;4. It is committed by means of threat or use of force, or other forms of coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power or position, giving or receiving of payments or benets to achieve the consent of a person having actual control over another person; and 5. It is done for the purpose of exploitation such as sexual exploitation, forced labor or services, slavery, and removal or sale of organs or other similar acts. 2
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