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Human trafficking is defined as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of 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 person, for the purpose of exploitation.

What is the objective of Blue Heart in Mexico?

  1. To raise awareness of the plight of victims and to build political support to fight the criminals behind trafficking.
  2. Ensure that women, children and men who have been exploited by human traffickers are identified, treated humanely as victims of a crime, and provided with the assistance, protection and support necessary for their physical, psychological and social recovery and reintegration back into their communities.
  3. It seeks to encourage involvement from governments, civil society, the corporate sector and individuals alike, to inspire action and help prevent this heinous crime.
  4. Provide information about what society can do to support its prevention, detection and combat.

Why a Blue Heart?

  • The Blue Heart represents the sadness of those who are trafficked while reminding us of the cold-heartedness of those who buy and sell fellow human beings.
  • The use of the blue UN colour also demonstrates the commitment of the United Nations to combating this crime against human dignity.
  • This campaign aims to make the Blue Heart into an international symbol against human trafficking.