Human Trafficking

Not just people gone missing

What is it?

Human trafficking is the trade of humans, most commonly for the purpose of sexual slavery, forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation for the trafficker or others. It may be providing a spouse in the context of forced marriage, or the extraction of organs or tissues, including for surrogacy and ova removal.

Where does it happen?

Human trafficking can happen anywhere, but more importantly the people forced in to it can be moved to anywhere, even across the world. The United States is one of the worst countries with a human trafficking problem.
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Why do some people go willingly?

Younger people mainly boys are being recruited to help kidnap girls, persuade them, or even threaten them and their family. The people in charge of the operation threatens their family and friends if they don't go with them or work for them but still live with their family, and not tell anyone.

Who is more targeted men or woman?

Women are definitely more targeted then men, mainly because men run most human trafficking operations, and are recruited to help. Woman were referenced as victims in 85% of sex trafficking cases, and men in 40% of labor trafficking cases.

The top three Sex and Labor trafficking industries.

The top three sex trafficking industries are Pimp-controlled prostitution, commercial-front brothels, and Escort service/delivery service. There are actually four top labor trafficking which are Domestic labor, restaurant/food service, peddling ring, and traveling sales crew.

Top 11 child trafficking industries.

1. Pimp-controlled prostitution

2. Peddling rings

3. Pornography

4. Escort/Delivery service

5. Commercial-front brothel

6. Residential brothel

7. Traveling sales crew

8. Domestic work

9. Restaurant/Food service

10. Personal sexual servitude

11. Hostess/Strip club

If You Are Interested in This Topic You Can....

Learn more, especially from actual survivors stories, Most survivors spoke up and wrote a book or had someone else interview them for a book. There are lots of sites and hotlines with more information.

What to do?

If you see something strange report it to anyone, don't let it go unnoticed. Real ordinary people are in danger.

Quotes

"Imagine you were in my shoes, imagine this was your sister, your daughter. It could be you"-Memey (A survivor)

"From my experience, women who become victims of human trafficking usually do not understand what human trafficking is, or that they are being trafficked." -Memey (A survivor)

“Men don’t do this, only monsters, There is a huge difference.” -Kim (A survivor)