Human Trafficking


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What is Human Trafficking, exactly? Modern day slavery. Plain and simple. What is it? Why do I care? What can I do about it?

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  • Human Trafficking

    1. 1. Where Human Trafficking THE
    2. 2. Q: Who are you, anyways? <ul><li>A: We’re just like you. </li></ul>And then, everything changed.
    3. 3. Q: What is Human Trafficking, exactly? <ul><li>A: Modern day slavery. Plain and simple. </li></ul>“ Recruiting, harboring, moving or obtaining a person by force, fraud or coercion for the purposes of involuntary servitude, debt bondage or sexual exploitation.”
    4. 4. Q: That still happens? <ul><li>A: Yes. </li></ul>600,000 – 800,000 NINE BILLION DOLLARS
    5. 5. Q: But not here, right? <ul><li>A: Wrong. </li></ul>17,500 ALBANY PARK * CHINATOWN * UPTOWN * LITTLE VILLAGE Chicago is widely considered to be a major sex trafficking hub in the United States, if not the center of the industry in the United States. Other major U.S. sex trafficking hubs are NY, LA & Atlanta.
    6. 6. Q: Why should I care? He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8 A: God commands us to. His heart is for justice. “ “ ”   Learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow. ” Is. 1:17 “
    7. 7. Q: Who are the victims?
    8. 8. Q: Aren’t there laws that stop this? <ul><li>A: Thankfully, yes. But enforcement </li></ul><ul><li>is key. </li></ul><ul><li>Nationally: Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Offer protections to victims that are in the country illegally </li></ul><ul><li>Makes victims eligible for human services </li></ul><ul><li>Expands trafficking crimes to further aid prosecution of traffickers; offers enhanced penalties </li></ul><ul><li>Created the Interagency Task Force to monitor and combat trafficking </li></ul>Locally: Illinois Trafficking of Persons and Involuntary Servitude Act of 2006
    9. 9. Q: Is anyone doing anything? <ul><li>A: Local organizations are fighting. </li></ul>And they need our help.
    10. 10. Q: How do I spot a victim? Appears to be under someone else’s control Rarely alone Does not manage their own money Not in control of their own identification or travel documents No English or cultural skills Lives in cramped spaces Poor health Fearful and submissive A: Keep your eyes open.
    11. 11. Q: How do I report it? <ul><li>911 for immediate emergencies </li></ul><ul><li>1-888-373-7888 Human Trafficking Resource Center </li></ul><ul><li>1-800-THE-LOST for the National Center for Missing and </li></ul><ul><li>Exploited Children’s hotline </li></ul><ul><li>FBI.GOV to report suspected instances of trafficking or </li></ul><ul><li>worker exploitation </li></ul>A: Pick up the phone. Surf the web.
    12. 12. Q: What now? <ul><li>Tell your friends </li></ul><ul><li>Join the cause </li></ul><ul><li>See a movie </li></ul><ul><li>Sign the online petition </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your eyes open </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer with local agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Give financially </li></ul>THE
    13. 13. It doesn’t have to be this way. Now, it’s your turn.
    14. 14. Where Human Trafficking THE