THESISHuman trafficking is a crime that exploitspeople and with self awareness, we may beable to prevent it. (Adelaide, D.)
BIG MARKET• A trafficker’s main goal is to make big money.• This is a crime that is happening globally.• Are government officials participants?• Enforcement can be difficult.• Cases are hard to prove due to lack of witnesses.• It is related to gangs, crime networks, corrupt people, brothel owners and so on.
CAUSES• Main reasons for human trafficking are kidnapping, exploitation and slavery.• Promises of pleasure, money and use of persuasion are used.• Poverty is high in victims of human trafficking.• Deception by abusers many times leads to trust by the victims. UrbanMinistry.org, (n.d.)
THE OPERATIONThe sex industry is mainly females andchildren. It happens locally and throughoutthe United States. The average girl is 12-14years old. For boys, the age is 11-13 yearsold. The Trafficking Victims Protection Actin 2000, brought self-awarenessprograms, monitoring, sanction programsand protection. Many organizations arecombatting this crime. Rodriguez, A., Hill R. (2011)
Safe Horizon is anTYPES organization that provides services to the• Labor survivors in over 360 cases trafficking of human slavery. Anti- trafficking programs such• Sex trafficking as this can help victims. SafeHorizon.org, (n.d.)
HELPING INDIVIDUALS• Posters in high traffic areas.• Handouts and Flyers• Informational bookmarks• Hotline phone numbers• Billboards(U.S. Department of State) (Doromal, W., 2008)
PROGRAMS FOR VICTIMSAnti-trafficking programs help victims byputting victims in contact with legalservices, community-basedorganizations, law enforcement andgovernment agencies and health carepractitioners.They constantly work towards rights fortrafficked persons. (International Rescue Committee) (Network Of Victim Assistance, 2008)
CONCLUSIONPrevention is a means of cutting down onhuman trafficking. We cannot sweep itunder the rug! If it were happening topeople in your community or neighborhoodwould you ignore it? Help to prevent atragedy from happening or someone frombecoming another victim. Use thetechniques of self-awareness to combatthis horrific crime. You can help!
REFERENCESAdelaide, D. (Photographer). (n.d.). Im not forsale. [Web Photo]. Retrieved fromhttp://www.tumblr.com/tagged/human-traffickingDoromal, W. (Photographer). (2008). Humantrafficking is slavery. [Web Photo]. Retrieved fromhttp://www.google.com/imgres
REFERENCESFinckenauer,J., Schrock, J. (2006). Humantrafficking: A growing criminal market in theu.s.. Retrieved fromhttps://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/218462.pdfUrbanMinistry.org. (n.d.). Human trafficking:Definition, prevalence, and causes. Retrievedfromhttp://www.urbanministry.org/wiki/human-trafficking-definition-prevalence-and-causes
REFERENCESSafeHorizon.org. (n.d.). Anti-traffickingprogram. Retrieved fromhttp://www.safehorizon.org/index/what-we-do-2/anti-trafficking-program-13.html?gclid=CO6W6vzjnbQCFUQw4AodTjQAZwU.S. Department of State. (n.d.). 20 ways youcan help fight human trafficking. Retrievedfromhttp://www.state.gov/j/tip/id/help/index.htm