Human Trafficking

By: Caleb Coffing

Target Audience

Everyone of every age, sex, race and ethnicity should be made aware of the modern day human trafficking in order to put an end to it!

Message

Modern day slavery is very real and active. It threatens every country and every person and affects all of us almost everyday without us even realizing it.

Take Action

This is meant to inform you of the dangers and viability of modern day human trafficking. How you can spot it and be more aware of it and what you can do to prevent and decrease the slave market around the globe.

Significance

This is a very serious issue. Not only is it illegal but it violates a plethora of basic human rights. It is a disgusting and awful process that must be stopped at all costs.

Types of Human Trafficking

The three most common types of human trafficking are sex trafficking, forced labor, and debt bondage. Forced labor, also known as involuntary servitude, is the biggest sector of trafficking in the world, according to the U.S. Department of State. Debt bondage is another form of human trafficking in which an individual is forced to work in order to pay off a debt.

Who is affected?

Sex trafficking disproportionately affects women and children and involves forced participation in commercial sex acts. In the United State, any child under the age of 18 who has been involved in a commercial sex act is considered a trafficking victim. Women and girls make up 80% of the people trafficked trans-nationally. Yearly, traffickers exploit 1 million children in the commercial sex trade.

Perception

Perceptions of human trafficking often involve women forced into prostitution. This is just one aspect of human trafficking. Survivors of trafficking also include men and children, and these survivors are exploited by any number of means. Victims may be forced into any of the following types of labor.

Types of Forced Labor

Different types of forced labor include but are not limited to:

-Domestic Servitude -Agricultural Work -Manufacturing -Janitorial Services -Hotel Services

-Construction -Health and Elder Care -Hair and Nail Salon -Prostitution -Strip Club Dancing

Who to Contact

-rescueandrestoreky.org

-National Human Trafficking Hotline (1-888-3737-888)

-KY Rescue and Restore, 2911 S 4th Street, Louisville KY 40208