HUMAN TRAFFICKING:

KNOW MORE. DO MORE.

Human trafficking is occurring every day on a national and global level. Human trafficking involves the use of manipulation, deception, debt-bondage, force, fraud, and coercion to exploit children and adults for labor and commercial sex acts against their will. Traffickers exploit individuals' vulnerabilities to hold men, women, and children in situations of abuse, ultimately robbing them of their future. 

Human trafficking is largely a hidden crime. "[Traffickers] look for people who are susceptible for a variety of reasons, including psychological or emotional vulnerability, economic hardship, lack of social safety net, natural disasters, or political instability. The trauma caused by the traffickers can be so great that many may not identify themselves as victims or ask for help" (Department of Homeland Security).  

THE FORMS

OF TRAFFICKING

Labor trafficking

Labor trafficking the use of force, fraud, or coercion to force children and adults to work against their will in many different industries. Common examples are: debt bondage, forced labor, and child labor.

sex

trafficking

Sex trafficking is the use of force, fraud, or coercion to compel children and adults to engage in commercial sex acts against their will. Common examples are: solicitation, personal sexual servitude, pornography.

THE NUMBERS

OF TRAFFICKING

Human trafficking is a $150 billion global industry annually. 
(International Labour Organization, 2017)

Slaves worldwide. 5.4 victims for every 1,000 people in the world.

(International Labour Organization, 2017)

Victims of human trafficking in the United States.

(Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2016)

Of victims are trapped in forced labor

Of victims are female.

Of victims are children.

THE TacticsOF TRAFFICKERS

Traffickers use force, fraud, and coercion to exploit individual’s vulnerabilities and hold them in situations of exploitation.

 

There are many different methods used by traffickers to victimize children and adults. Understanding trafficker’s tactics can prevent human trafficking from occurring in the first place.

FORCE

FRAUD

COERCION

THE Signs

OF TRAFFICKING

OVerly controlling partner

Communicates with the victim constantly asking them where they are, who they are with, and when they will return. A trafficker will often give their victim a second phone to communicate.

Visible signs of branding

Traffickers often will brand victims with tattoos to show ownership.

Tense, fearful behaviour

Demonstrates anxious, fearful behavior. Often submissive and depressed, avoiding making eye contact.

Unfit working conditions

Works long or unusual hours in what are often times dangerous conditions. Victims may not receive bathroom or lunch breaks and can not come and go freely.

Debt bondage

Victims are forced to work to repay a long standing debt or an inherited debt from family members. Traffickers use this as leverage to hold victims in jobs, often making it impossible to leave.

Overly controlling employer

Victims are often transported to and from work by their employer and are not allowed to speak for themselves. May live where they work.

Resources

National Human Trafficking Hotline:

Call: 1-888-373-7888

Text: HELP to BeFree (233733)

Or Contact us:

Request PROTECT Prevention Education in your school or district

Contact: Amanda Taggart

Call: 916-365-2606

Email: AmandaT@3sgf.org

Questions or interest in Reintegration

Contact: Kaitlyn Vargas

Call: 916-365-2606

Email: KaitlynV@3sgf.org

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