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Learn about the trafficking crisis and how to keep the conversation alive.
Education and awareness are vital in the fight against sex trafficking. The more you know, the more you can help to end this global crisis. That’s why we’ve put together some information to help you learn about the issues and some guides to help you spread the word.
What is human trafficking?
1. Human trafficking is a term used to describe situations where one person obtains or holds another person in compelled service, a modern form of slavery. Trafficking can be generally defined as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, or receipt of persons. This is done by means of threats, coercion, abduction, fraud, and deception.
The UNODC definition:
“Human trafficking involves an act of recruiting, transporting, transferring, harboring or receiving a person through a use of force, coercion or other means, for the purpose of exploiting them.”
2. What happens to victims of sex trafficking?
Victims of sex trafficking are subject to rape, forced abortions, torture, starvation, drug addiction, threats to family members, and others horrors. Victims can be forced to service up to 30 clients a day. Often they are labeled as impure, damaged goods and are ostracized and rejected by their communities. Because of this stigma, they are faced with a limited or choice-less future.
3 – What do we do about it?
Using our social network, volunteers with our us by creating the conversation and sharing our posts on your social media and raising awareness and funds about this global crisis.
You can also look at the last version of the TIP REPORT 2016:
"If there is a single theme to this year’sTrafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, it is the conviction that there is nothing inevitable about trafficking in human beings. That conviction is where the process of change really begins—with the realization that just because a certain abuse has taken place in the past doesn’t mean that we have to tolerate that abuse in the future or that we can afford to avert our eyes. Instead, we should be asking ourselves—what if that victim of trafficking was my daughter, son, sister, or brother?
"This year’s TIP Report asks such questions because ending modern slavery isn’t just a fight we should attempt—it is a fight we can and must win." – John F. Kerry, Secretary of State
Knowledge and global awareness make a real difference. When governments know, laws can change – women can be protected and abusers can be prosecuted. When people are aware, they are less likely to think that ‘girly bars’ in Cambodia are harmless and able to recognize signs of exploitation. Each of us can play an important role in putting human trafficking on the global agenda.