Occurs when one person completely controls another person, using violence or the threat of violence to maintain that control, exploits them economically, pays them nothing and they cannot walk away 3rd largest criminal industry in the world, drug and arms dealing are first and second
A market driven criminal industry (products, food stuffs, organs, sex) Low-risk, high profit No wages
Estimated 30 million people Men Women Children
Threat or use of force Coercion Abduction Fraud Deception Abuse of power or vulnerability Giving payments or benefits
SHORT TERM LONG TERM Abuse Psychological Work with no pay Physical STDs crippled
SELF OTHERS Exploited Affects family No self worth (may members cause suicidal Industries tendencies)
PREDICTABLE UNPREDICTABLE No freedom Psychological Not content behavior Obstruction of justice
The trafficked person doesn’t have any really safe options We can… buy fairly traded products Look for Fair Trade labels “Fair Trade Finder” app Donate to organizations Raise awareness Report suspected trafficking behavior
Many industries (shrimp, chocolate, clothing) Pimps Gangs/criminal networks Brothel and fake massage business owners Growers and crew leaders in agriculture Labor brokers Employers of domestic servants Us.
The traffickers abduct people Traffickers steal innocence and rights The traffickers “steal” the people’s abilities and do not pay them for their efforts, instead taking the money for themselves
Everybody!! So trafficking the people made in God’s image is like slapping God in the face. People are supposed to respect God, so people should respect one another.
Body: physical abuse/scars, STDs, fatigue Heart: ripped apart, emotionally unstable, feel worthless Mind: mentally scarred, innocence lost, loss of trust Soul: may doubt God’s impact on their lives, may blame Him for situation, may doubt religion
Every person is worthy of respect simply by virtue of being a human being Traffickers do not allow their victims to have the respect they deserve
We show respect for the Creator by our stewardship of creation. We have a responsibility to care for the world’s goods as stewards and trustees, not just as consumers. Traffickers are NOT caring for God’s people
It is a firm and persevering determination to commit oneself to the common good; that is to say, to the good of all and of each individual, because we are all really responsible for all. In order to contribute to the common good, we need to do our part to fight human trafficking
“Whatever insults human dignity, such as subhuman living conditions, arbitrary imprisonment, deportation, slavery, prostitution, the selling of women and children; as well as disgraceful working conditions, where men are treated as mere tools for profit, rather than as free and responsible persons; all these things and others of their like are infamies indeed. They poison human society, but they do more harm to those who practice them than those who suffer from the injury.” The Church and the Modern World, #27
What: The Polaris Project. Works to fight human trafficking Why: To raise awareness to end this form of modern day slavery and provide support for victims Who: Founded by Katherine Chon and Derek Ellerman. Polaris Project has staff of at least forty people, not including its board members and volunteers.
Where: Currently two Polaris Project offices. One in Washington, D.C. and one in New Jersey. When? Always there and ready to help with the extermination of human trafficking. Staff members are on call 24/7 in both offices.
How: Staff members in the two offices respond to any human trafficking crisis and serve the victims with special training they’ve received. Agency provides services for survivors including group therapy, transitional housing, victim outreach, and comprehensive case management.
Consequences: Anyone, including victims, can be influenced by this agency and what it’s striving for. Agency also helps bring trafficking victims closer to the freedom that is rightfully theirs.
Options: Agency has many options that help victims get back up on their feet. Also, National Human Trafficking Resource Center is the hotline available to all people allowing them to report incidents of human trafficking or learn more information on the issue.
WHAT: 13th Amendment--"Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” WHY: to abolish slavery WHO: Abraham Lincoln proposed it, passed by Congress WHEN: ratified December 1865
WHERE: The United States of America HOW: ratification process CONSEQUENCES: slavery was outlawed, but was not exterminated OPTIONS: Congress could have passed it, Congress could have not passed it
WHO: President Barrack Obama WHAT: Obama signed an executive order strengthening protections against human trafficking for domestic federal contracts, and tightening anti-trafficking rules for government contracts abroad worth more than $500,000 WHY: because he is against trafficking
WHEN: September 25th, 2012 WHERE: United States of America HOW: signed the document CONSEQUENCES: (hopefully) reduction in human trafficking OPTIONS: he could sign it, he could have not signed it
Concert to raise awareness about human trafficking Myanmar will be broadcast on Myanmar national television and will air on MTVs international network in 2013 first international artist to perform an open-air concert in the country since the end of military rule last year