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Stop Human Trafficking
Where and how big is the Problem?Because many trafficked people are never identified, it is difficult to get accurate statistics on the numbers affected, but the International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that world wide, at any one time there are some 2.5 million people who have been trafficked and are being subjected to sexual or labour exploitation.
Although trafficking for sexual exploitation gets most of attention, most of all trafficked people are used exclusively for labour exploitation.
Many individuals who are trafficked are seeking to escape poverty and discrimination, improve their lives and send money back to their families. Often they get an offer of a well-paying job abroad or in another region through family, friends or recruitment agencies. But when they arrive in the place of destination, they find that the work they were promised does not exist and they are forced instead to work in jobs or conditions to which they did not agree.
Human trafficking involves men, women and children being brought into a situation of exploitation through the use of violence, deception or coercion and forced to work against their will. People can be trafficked for many different forms of exploitation such as forced prostitution, forced labor, forced begging, forced criminality, domestic servitude, forced marriage, forced organ removal.
When children are trafficked, no violence, deception or coercion needs to be involved: simply bringing them into exploitative conditions constitutes trafficking.
I want to build a shelter – how do I start?
Well, although a shelter is one of the key needs of human trafficking victims across the country, and certainly in North Carolina, providing shelter services to human trafficking survivors is extremely complex and can be dangerous. It is important to consult a professional specifically trained to work with these populations before even considering a project of the complexity and magnitude of starting a shelter.
If you are interested in funding a shelter, contact the North Carolina Coalition against Human Trafficking [firstname.lastname@example.org] to be connected with an experienced service provider who can talk with you about such a project.
1 (888) 373-7888
National Human Trafficking Resource Center