According to the White House, “human trafficking is a stain on our society’s conscience…” The Department of Justice defines it as “a crime that involves compelling or coercing a person to provide labor or services, or to engage in commercial sex acts.” Victims are often vilified and treated like criminals. Survivors are working to recover and rebuild their lives.
Let’s work together to raise public awareness about this atrocious practice and put an end to it altogether. We can help by recognizing the signs of someone who might be in a trafficking situation and offering resources for assistance. Ironically, human trafficking is one activity that does not discriminate. Anyone may be victimized, although women, girls, and non-binary individuals are represented in higher numbers than men and boys. Regardless of the statistics, all types of people are targeted.
Learn more about human trafficking and access resources:
- White House National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking
- Department of Justice Human Trafficking Resources
- Department of State: Federal Resources for Trafficking Victims
Read, watch, or listen to survivor stories:
- Deliver Fund: Human Trafficking Stories
- ICE: Human trafficking victim shares story
- Stop Modern Day Slavery: Nicole’s Story
- Stop Modern Day Slavery: Targeting Of The LGBTQ+ Community
- The Exodus Road: 15 U.S. Human Trafficking Survivor Stories
- UN Women: Trafficked: Three survivors of human trafficking share their stories