Survivor Stories

Survivors of sex and labor trafficking are resilient and the true experts in the anti-human trafficking field. They teach us about some of the risk factors that contributed to their situations of trafficking so we can improve our prevention efforts. These are some of their stories.

Youth who ran away from The Refuge and later died allegedly had staff assistance | TPR
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Youth who ran away from The Refuge and later died allegedly had staff assistance | TPR

Texas Public Radio | By Paul Flahive Published June 3, 2022 at 6:13 PM CDT A new report alleges a treatment facility for victims of sex trafficking may hold some culpability in the death of a girl who stayed there. A young girl identified only as “RR” placed at Bastrop-based “The Refuge” ran away from a…

Trinidad: Helping Human Trafficking Survivors Start Again
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Trinidad: Helping Human Trafficking Survivors Start Again

“Most of the victims are foreigners and, because of that, they face language and cultural barriers, as well as other issues, such as lack of documentation that becomes an obstacle to access psychological services,” Ali says. The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced new layers of vulnerability, according to Manuela. “There’s a need for more work opportunities…

LGBTQ+ Human Trafficking Survivor Stories
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LGBTQ+ Human Trafficking Survivor Stories

Author MARY NIKKEL  LGBTQ+ young people are at high risk of human trafficking, in the United States and globally. Polaris identifies LGBTQ+ individuals as being the second most at-risk group, alongside people of color.  That heightened vulnerability is in part because kids in the LGBTQ+ community are more likely to experience homelessness, with 40% of…

Collaboration between 5 nonprofits in Thailand led to freedom for 5 teenage girls, the arrest of a trafficker
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Collaboration between 5 nonprofits in Thailand led to freedom for 5 teenage girls, the arrest of a trafficker

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First Person: ‘I helped to rescue over 1,000 trafficking victims’
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First Person: ‘I helped to rescue over 1,000 trafficking victims’

“My position as head of National Trafficking in Persons Investigation Office in Lithuania was very challenging, but also very interesting. I would conduct and coordinate domestic and international police operations and investigations that led to the identification and rescue of victims. We would receive information that there was a potential case of exploitation involving Lithuanians…

The Vulnerability of Minors after a Child Trafficking Situation
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The Vulnerability of Minors after a Child Trafficking Situation

The article reports the experience of 20 minor victims of human trafficking in Peru and eight of their mothers, and describes how their vulnerability as victims increases because they are minors, and are often not considered subjects of law. The fact that they are under-aged seems to determine the type of assistance and care they […]

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Remarks at the Meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (2.5 hours)
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Remarks at the Meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (2.5 hours)

SECRETARY BLINKEN: Good afternoon, everyone. Welcome to all of you and welcome to those tuning in online. This is our Administration’s first meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons.

Survivor stories you may have missed: I was raped 43,200 times; Three survivors of human trafficking share their stories
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Survivor stories you may have missed: I was raped 43,200 times; Three survivors of human trafficking share their stories

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What Kind of Support Do Human Trafficking Victims Need
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What Kind of Support Do Human Trafficking Victims Need

The world of human trafficking is a dangerous one, but one that is more widespread than most people are aware of. Further, many people might not also be aware that victims of human trafficking feel the pain of their exploitation for a long time afterward, even if they have been fortunate enough to have been […]

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