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Human Trafficking 1

  1. 1. Human Trafficking: A Growing Domestic Concern Presented by: Troy Erb Becca Lagola Edwin Richiez
  2. 2. What is Human Trafficking? <ul><li>Human trafficking is a modern day practice of slavery. </li></ul><ul><li>Human trafficking is the recruitment, harboring, and transportation of people solely for the purpose of exploitation. </li></ul><ul><li>Every year traffickers generate billions of dollars in profits at the expense of victimizing millions of people around the world, including the United States. </li></ul><ul><li>Victims most often are forced into coerced labor or used for sexual exploitation. </li></ul>
  3. 3. According to US Statistics on Human Trafficking <ul><li>14,500 - 17,500 foreign nationals are trafficked into the United States every year. </li></ul><ul><li>244,000 American children and youth estimated to be at risk of child sexual exploitation, including commercial sexual exploitation, as reported in year 2000. </li></ul><ul><li>Source: http://www.dreamcenter.org/new/images/outreach/RescueProject/stats.pdf </li></ul>
  4. 4. Where Does Sex Trafficking Typically Occur? <ul><li>Pimps coerce women and children into the sex trade using venues such as: </li></ul><ul><li>Strip clubs </li></ul><ul><li>Street-based prostitution </li></ul><ul><li>Escort services </li></ul><ul><li>Brothels </li></ul><ul><li>Source: http://www.polarisproject.org/content/view/60/81/ </li></ul>
  5. 5. Where Does Labor Trafficking Typically Occur? <ul><li>Locations with the most frequent trafficking activity include: </li></ul><ul><li>Restaurants </li></ul><ul><li>Agricultural industry </li></ul><ul><li>Traveling carnivals </li></ul><ul><li>Peddling/begging rings </li></ul><ul><li>Traveling sales crews. </li></ul><ul><li>Source: http://www.polarisproject.org/content/view/60/81/ </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why Should We Take a Stand? <ul><li>Because of the inherent value in a person as God’s creation </li></ul><ul><li>Because of the pain and suffering it inflicts on the victims </li></ul><ul><li>Because it robs the victims of their self-worth and dignity </li></ul>
  7. 7. What Does Our Government Say about Human Trafficking? <ul><li>Secretary Condolezza Rice in her statement below displays our government’s stance and resolve regarding human trafficking in the US and abroad. </li></ul><ul><li>“ All nations that are resolute in the fight to end </li></ul><ul><li>human trafficking have a partner in the United </li></ul><ul><li>States. Together we will continue to affirm that </li></ul><ul><li>no human life can be devalued or discounted. </li></ul><ul><li>Together we will stop at nothing to end the </li></ul><ul><li>debasement of our fellow men and women. </li></ul><ul><li>And together we will bring forth a world of </li></ul><ul><li>fuller hope, a world where people enjoy the full </li></ul><ul><li>blessings of their God-given liberty.” </li></ul><ul><li>— Secretary Condoleezza Rice </li></ul><ul><li>2006 TIP Report release, June 5, 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Source: http://www.humantrafficking.org/uploads/publications/2007_TIP_Report.pdf </li></ul>
  8. 8. How to Identify a Victim of Human Trafficking <ul><li>A victim: </li></ul><ul><li>Has unexplained absences from school for a period of time, and is therefore a truant </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrates an inability to attend school on a regular basis </li></ul><ul><li>Chronically runs away from home </li></ul><ul><li>Makes references to frequent travel to other cities </li></ul><ul><li>Exhibits bruises or other physical trauma, withdrawn behavior, depression, or fear </li></ul><ul><li>Lacks control over her or his schedule or identification documents </li></ul><ul><li>Is hungry-malnourished or inappropriately dressed (based on weather conditions or surroundings) </li></ul><ul><li>Shows signs of drug addiction </li></ul><ul><li>Source: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osdfs/factsheet.pdf </li></ul>
  9. 9. Additional signs that may indicate sex-related trafficking include: <ul><li>Demonstrates a sudden change in attire, behavior, or material possessions (e.g., has expensive items) </li></ul><ul><li>Makes references to sexual situations that are beyond age-specific norms </li></ul><ul><li>Has a “boyfriend” who is noticeably older (10+ years) </li></ul><ul><li>Makes references to terminology of the commercial sex industry that are beyond age specific norms; engages in promiscuous behavior and may be labeled “fast” by peers </li></ul><ul><li>Source: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osdfs/factsheet.pdf </li></ul>
  10. 10. What can you do to help prevent human trafficking? <ul><li>Call your local police department or emergency access number </li></ul><ul><li>Report suspected trafficking crimes or get help by calling the national 24/7 toll-free Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-373-7888 </li></ul><ul><li>For sexually exploited or abused minors call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s (NCMEC) hotline at 1-800-THE-LOST </li></ul><ul><li>You can report suspected instances of trafficking or worker exploitation by contacting the FBI field office nearest you or contact the Department of Justice’s Human Trafficking Office at 1-888-428-7581 </li></ul><ul><li>Source: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osdfs/factsheet.pdf </li></ul>
  11. 11. Source References and Links <ul><li>www.polarisproject.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.dreamcenter.org/new/images/outreach/RescueProject/stats.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.humantrafficking.org/links/83 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.unglobalcompact.org/docs/issues_doc/labour/Forced_labour/HUMAN_TRAFFICKING_-_THE_FACTS_-_final.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osdfs/factsheet.html </li></ul>

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