Human Trafficking Type

There is more than one human trafficking type. Human trafficking can refer to sex trafficking, labor trafficking, and / or organ trafficking.

  • Sex trafficking is compelling someone to engage in commercial sex acts. This can include prostitution, pornography, and other forms of sexual exploitation.
  • Labor trafficking is exploiting someone for labor or services. This can include forced labor, domestic servitude, and other forms of exploitation.
  • Organ trafficking is the illegal trade of organs for transplantation. This can involve forcing someone to donate an organ against their will, or buying or selling organs on the black market.

People who are subjected to these crimes are forced to work in a wide range of occupations and industries. To illustrate, human trafficking occurs in:

  • Agriculture, including farming, fishing, and forestry
  • Construction, including building and infrastructure projects
  • Domestic work, including cleaning, cooking, and childcare
  • Manufacturing, including textiles, electronics, and clothing
Answers to the top ten questions about human trafficking
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Answers to the top ten questions about human trafficking

Human trafficking is a serious issue that affects millions of people around the world. It is a form of modern slavery that involves the exploitation of people for labor, sexual exploitation, and other forms of exploitation.  Learning about human trafficking can help people understand the issue and its consequences, and can also help people identify…

PBJ Learning Announces New Advisory Board Member Ariane Gandy
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PBJ Learning Announces New Advisory Board Member Ariane Gandy

Co-founder of Foster Innovations joins human trafficking prevention training leadership PBJ Learning, the creator of Human Trafficking Essentials, a leading series of online human trafficking awareness and prevention courses, is pleased to announce the addition of a new member to its Advisory Board, Ariane Gandy.  She is a Co-founder of Foster Innovations, a nonprofit creating…

Tarrant County 5 Stones Human Trafficking Coalition November 2022 Meeting
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Tarrant County 5 Stones Human Trafficking Coalition November 2022 Meeting

Here is our recorded meeting link and chat notes for our 5 Stones November 2022 meeting! Also note there is NO meeting in December! Our 5 Stones meeting this November consisted of a year-end review, a video montage of taskforce agency WINS over the past year, and a celebration of three award-winning community leaders.  Our…

Wichita Falls Mayor experiences interactive Virtual Reality (VR) training
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Wichita Falls Mayor experiences interactive Virtual Reality (VR) training

Radical Empathy met up with Wichita Falls Mayor Stephen Santellana, through a great connection with Southern Grit Advocacy. https://youtu.be/MTnoDq1cmYA ABOUT RADICAL EMPATHY EDUCATION FOUNDATION Radical Empathy is an Austin-based nonprofit dedicated to ending human trafficking. Their VR experiences include fully interactive, computer generated environments married with narrative, user-directed stories. Visit them at reefcares.org or you can help immediately…

Interactive Virtual Reality (VR) training teaches human trafficking prevention in Wyoming
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Interactive Virtual Reality (VR) training teaches human trafficking prevention in Wyoming

Uprising’s Terri Markham explains how she uses TRAPPED: A VR Detective Story to train everyone from children to legislators using an interactive virtual reality experience Radical Empathy Education Foundation and Uprising began their relationship early in 2022, when Terri Markham was looking for unique ways to teach people about human trafficking. We caught up with…

Tarrant County 5 Stones Human Trafficking Coalition September 2022 Meeting
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Tarrant County 5 Stones Human Trafficking Coalition September 2022 Meeting

Here is our recorded meeting link and chat notes for our 5 Stones September 2022 meeting! Our 5 Stones meeting this September featured Brooke Istook, Vice President of Youth & Communities with Thorn – a tech non-profit dedicated to developing technology to defend children from sexual abuse.  She discussed the dangers of online predators and the importance of…

Tarrant County 5 Stones Human Trafficking Coalition October 2022 Meeting
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Tarrant County 5 Stones Human Trafficking Coalition October 2022 Meeting

Here is our recorded meeting link and chat notes for our 5 Stones October 2022 meeting! Our 5 Stones meeting this October featured Mark Reidland, Executive Director of Hope Local, as he discussed the intersection of foster care and trafficking, and the role the church can play in combatting this.   Here is the link to…

Tarrant County 5 Stones Human Trafficking Coalition August 2022 Meeting
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Tarrant County 5 Stones Human Trafficking Coalition August 2022 Meeting

Here is our recorded meeting link and chat notes for our 5 Stones August 2022 meeting! Also see the announcement about the 5 Stones award nominations! Our 5 Stones meeting this August featured a panel of experts who discussed what it takes to open and sustain a residential facility for trafficked victims.  On the panel…

Tarrant County 5 Stones Human Trafficking Coalition July 2022 Meeting
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Tarrant County 5 Stones Human Trafficking Coalition July 2022 Meeting

Here is our recorded meeting link and chat notes for our 5 Stones July 2022 meeting! Our 5 Stones meeting this July featured Dr. Shannon Wolf with Southcliff Christian Counseling Center.  Dr. Wolf presented on how to recognize trauma and its effects on the brain.  We also heard a report from Lindy Borchardt with the…

Tarrant County 5 Stones Human Trafficking Coalition June 2022 Meeting
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Tarrant County 5 Stones Human Trafficking Coalition June 2022 Meeting

Here is our recorded meeting link and chat notes for our 5 Stones June 2022 meeting! Our 5 Stones meeting this June featured Rebecca Bender, CEO and Founder of Rebecca Bender Initiative and Elevate Academy.  Rebecca taught us the dangers of sensationalizing trafficking and shared with us her personal story. Here is the link to…