Human Trafficking

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Human Trafficking : 

Human Trafficking A travesty….

What is human trafficking? : 

What is human trafficking? Human trafficking is the modern day practice of slavery and is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world. Every year traffickers generate billions of dollars in profits at the expense of victimizing millions of people around the world.

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Victims of human trafficking are people forced or coerced into labor or sexual exploitation, and are often abused physically their “owner”

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Victims are trafficked for a wide variety of purposes, such as commercial sex, agricultural work, or housekeeping, yet they all share the loss of one of our world’s most cherished rights Freedom.

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70% of female victims are trafficked into the commercial sex industry, while 30% of female victims are victims of forced labor.

Who is at risk? : 

Who is at risk? There is no one consistent face of a trafficking victim. Trafficked persons can be rich or poor, men or women, adults or children, and foreign nationals or US citizens.

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There are currently 27 million people being forced into slavery around the world, 80% of which are female… 50% are children

Labor Trafficking : 

Labor Trafficking Sweatshops (where abusive labor standards are present) Commercial agricultural situations (fields, processing plants, canneries) Domestic situations (maids, nannies) Construction sites (particularly if public access is denied) Restaurant and custodial work.

Sex Trafficking : 

Sex Trafficking Victims of sex trafficking are often found in the streets or working in establishments that offer commercial sex acts, such as, brothels, strip clubs, and pornography production houses.

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Human trafficking is present in 161 countries today, creating a yearly “profit” of almost $32,000,000,000 Destroying the lives of millions

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Something must be done to save the lives of these modern day slaves, and to prevent future abuse of human rights

What you can do : 

What you can do Educate yourself-know the signs and dangers of human trafficking Alert authorities when you see signs of trafficking Call the Human Trafficking Hotline to report a tip and speak to anti-trafficking services in your area Call 1-888-3737-888 if you know someone in need of help

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The end -Jared Shapiro & William Conway