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Hope for Human Trafficking

HOPE FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING Human trafficking defined by 3 elements. THE ACT THE MEANS THE PURPOSE: Exploitation, which includes exploiting the Recruitment, Threat or use of force, transportation, transfer, coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power, vulnerability, or harboring, or receipt of people prostitution of others, sexual exploitation, forced giving payments or benefits to a person in labor, slavery, or similar practices, and the removal control of the victim of organs Human trafficking is a SERIOUS CRIME and VIOLATION of human rights. Every year, thousands of men, women, and children fall prey to human traffickers, both in their own countries and abroad. There are an estimated 20,900,000 million victims of human trafficking worldwide. Almost every country in the world is affected by trafficking. 5,500,000 million of those are children 14,200,000 million of those are victims of labor exploitation. 80% Each year about 17,500 individuals are brought into the United States and held against their will as victims of human trafficking. of trafficked persons are women and children 68% In 2014, an estimated 1 out of 6 endangered runaways reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children were likely child sex trafficking victims. were in the care of social services or foster care when they ran What's Being Done to Combat Trafficking Federal and international law protects trafficking victims and prosecutes traffickers. Human trafficking laws vary from There are a number of laws pertaining to human labor injustices that have been in place and revised since the Tarrif Act of 1930. This law prohibits importing goods made with forced or indentured labor. state to state. In 2000, Congress passed the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. It was the first federal law to address sex trafficking and labor trafficking in the United States. Since then, there have been important additions. Trafficking Victims Protection Act (2000) Established several methods to prosecute traffickers, prevent human trafficking, and protect victims and survivors of trafficking Established a federal civil right of action for trafficking victims to sue their traffickers (2003) Included a pilot program to shelter minors who are survivors of human trafficking and grant programs to assist state and local law enforcement (2005) Included several new prevention strategies, such as requirements that the government provide information about workers' rights to all people applying for work and education-based visas (2008) Establishes and strengthens programs to ensure that U.S. citizens do not purchase products made by victims of human trafficking, and to prevent child marriage (2013) This Year, the Senate Unanimously Passed the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act It also authorizes and funds a wide It makes soliciting sex from a trafficking variety of community, state, and federal nitiatives to prosecute human trafficking and fight other illicit sexual conduct, e-commerce, and cybercrime victim a crime equal to sex trafficking itself, even if a defendant doesn't know the individual was forced or coerced. Most trafficking laws worldwide focus on sex trafficking as opposed to labor trafficking, which is more widespread. Massachusetts created a Human Trafficking Task force which: - Increases protection of victims u Makes using the Internet as a trafficking tool a punishable offense Hundreds of Organizations are Raising Awareness and Fighting Human Trafficking Worldwide. Here are Just a Few Making Huge Strides: Urban Light Provides food, shelter, healthcare, and support The Coalition to Polaris Project Abolish Slavery & Trafficking Provides intensive case Works on all forms of human trafficking and serves victims of slavery and human trafficking services to restore and rebuild the lives of male management, comprehensive services, and advocacy trafficking victims to survivors SUBVENITE E HUDICIUM. Polaris Project Center to Restore Trafficked and International Justice Not for Sale Equips and mobilizes activists to deploy Mission Secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation, and Exploited Children Protects the lives and the solutions to reabolish futures of American children by leading, equipping, and mobilizing slavery in their own backyards and across the globe other forms of violent oppression abolitionist individuals and organizations through advocacy And people are talking In 2014, the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) hotline received multiple reports of human trafficking cases in each of the 50 states and Washington, D.C. HUMAN TRAFFICKING CASES REPORTED BY STATE 500 500 400 400 300 300 200 200 100 100 STATES More than 18,000 total cases of human trafficking have been reported to the NHTRC hotline in the last 8 years. The hotline receives an average of 100 calls every day. Since 2007, the NHTRC has received: 103,026 total signals comprised of: • 91.045 calls • 5,307 webforms • 6,674 emaits Here's How You Can Help RECOGNIZE THE SIGNS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING ↑. Strange work and living conditions - Not free to leave or come and go - Unpaid, paid very little, or paid only through tips - Works excessive or unusual hours - High security measures at home or work 1 Has numerous inconsistencies in his or her story Abnormal mood or behavior * Fearful, anxious, depressed, submissive, tense, or paranoid I Exhibits unusually fearful or anxious behavior after bringing up law enforcement Poor physical health I Appears malnourished or shows signs of repeated exposure to harmful chemicals - Shows signs of physical or sexual abuse, physical restraint, confinement, or torture Lack of control - Has few or no personal possessions 1 Is not in control of his or her own money I Is not in control of his or her identification documents GET HELP OR REPORT A TIP Call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline Or send a text to: BeFree (233733) 1-888-373-7888 CONTACT CONGRESS Meet with or write to your local, state, and federal government representatives. Let them know you care about combating human trafficking in your community. Ask what they are doing to address human trafficking in your area. DONATE VOLUNTEER Organize a fundraiser and donate the proceeds to an anti-trafficking organization. Volunteer to do victim outreach at a local anti-trafficking organization. The conversation around human trafficking has expanded. But despite these important efforts, the problem of human trafficking and slavery is still growing. Recognize the signs and speak up. In the case of human trafficking, every voice counts. unodc.org polarisproject.org humantraffickinged.com cnn.com themuse.com usnews.com castla.org slaverynomore.org traffickingresourcecenter.org state.gov reason.org Brought to you by: In Partnership with: Vound O Intella GHERGICH&Co. NUMBER OF CASES (161) puoy New York (141) Ohlo (1371 New Jersey (86) (sA euozI Nevada (72) Maryland (64) Pennsylvania (56) Washington (56) North Carlolina (52) Colorado (40) Massachusetts (39) South Carolina (36) Tennessee (36) Kentucky (32) Minnesota (31) Louisiana (31)

Hope for Human Trafficking

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Human Trafficking has evolved into a global problem that everyone needs to be aware of. There are an estimated 20.9 million victims of human trafficking around the world. 80% of victims of human traff...

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