Human Trafficking


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First Baptist Church of Savannah examines the problem of Human Trafficking and how we as Christians can and should respond.

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Human Trafficking

  1. 1. Human Trafficking A Global Problem
  2. 2. What is human trafficking? <ul><li>Technical definition: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Human trafficking is the recruitment, transport, transfer, harboring or receipt of a person by such means as threat or use of force or other forms of coercion , of abduction, of fraud or deception for the purpose of exploitation . </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Exploitation includes prostitution of others, forced labor, slavery, servitude or the removal of organs. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Source: UN Protocol </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. What does trafficking look like? Where does it happen?
  4. 4. From <ul><li>India - Bonded labor - or debt bondage - is probably the least known form of slavery today, and yet it is the most widely used method of enslaving people.  A person becomes a bonded laborer when their labor is demanded as a means of repayment for a loan. The person is then tricked or trapped into working for very little or no pay, often for seven days a week. The value of their work is invariably greater than the original sum of money borrowed. </li></ul>
  5. 5. How big is the problem? <ul><li>source: Siddharth Kara, Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery </li></ul>
  6. 6. From 2011 Trafficking in Persons Report, US State Dept <ul><li>Thousands of African and Asian migrant workers wait in line for food at a refugee camp, having fled from the violence in Libya. Fleeing workers reported document confiscation and debt bondage. </li></ul>
  7. 7. How much money is involved? <ul><li>Slavery is lucrative – especially sex! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Second only to drug trafficking in terms of global criminal enterprises.  </li></ul></ul>source: Siddharth Kara, Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery
  8. 8. From 2011 Trafficking in Persons Report, US State Dept <ul><li>Left - A child harvests coffee beans in Honduras. </li></ul><ul><li>Right - A young boy leads al-Shabaab fighters as they conduct a military exercise in Mogadishu, Somalia. The country’s continuous violence appears to have increased recruiting efforts – by all parties in conflict – of minors who can easily be indoctrinated. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Is trafficking the same as slavery? <ul><li>Pretty much, yes. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Slavery is a system under which people are forced to work without pay under threat of violence and unable to walk away. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>(Slavery and trafficking are different than smuggling - people consent to being smuggled but not to being enslaved.) </li></ul>
  10. 10. From 2011 Trafficking in Persons Report, US State Dept <ul><li>A girl carries her sister as she breaks rocks into smaller pieces to be sold for construction purposes in Juba, South Sudan. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Isn’t slavery illegal? <ul><li>Yes .  Slavery is outlawed in every country yet today there are about 30 million slaves in the world </li></ul><ul><li>Slavery was abolished by the British in 1853 and in the United States in 1863. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The difference between slavery today and slavery then is that slaves are cheap and disposable. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(average cost of a slave today is $90 but equivalent of $40,000 in 1850 in the US.) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. From 2011 Trafficking in Persons Report, US State Dept <ul><li>About 250 runaway housemaids who escaped abuse by their </li></ul><ul><li>Kuwaiti sponsors lived in a makeshift shelter inside the Philippines </li></ul><ul><li>embassy in Kuwait City, awaiting a chance to go home. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Why can’t slaves escape? <ul><li>Debt </li></ul><ul><li>Shame </li></ul><ul><li>Threat of violence/harm </li></ul><ul><li>Chains </li></ul><ul><li>Addiction </li></ul><ul><li>Corruption </li></ul>
  14. 14. From The Sold Project DVD <ul><li>Saa, a Bangkok sex worker. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Why do we still have slavery? <ul><ul><li>Population  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Globalization and poverty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Corruption  </li></ul></ul>Kevin Bales, TED Talk
  16. 16. What do we do about it? <ul><li>Support the groups that are working against human trafficking like CBF, Free the Slaves, and Not for Sale. </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate poverty </li></ul><ul><ul><li>education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>slave proofing. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Buy Fair Trade.   </li></ul><ul><li>??? </li></ul>
  17. 17. Sex and Cinco de Mayo <ul><li>On May 4, 2011, Ryan and Cindy Clark taught a course on cooking Mexican food with ladies involved with the Kalinga-Crossover, a ministry to sex workers in Baguio. Many of the girls who work in &quot;Massage Parlors&quot;  are not allowed to go out on their own, to attend classes or Bible study.  This is a key signal that they are not in Baguio on their own free will and that they've been trafficked. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Cindy Ring Ruble CBF Field Personnel in Malaysia
  19. 19. <ul><li>Current areas of focus of Cindy & Eddy Ruble’s work in Indonesia and Malaysia: </li></ul><ul><li>Preventing Child Sexual Abuse </li></ul><ul><li>Human Trafficking Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Preventing Violence Against Women </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting Gender Equality </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Earthquake Relief </li></ul><ul><li>Peacemaking/Interfaith Action </li></ul>
  20. 20. Risky
  21. 21. Nova
  22. 22. Questions?