What Human Trafficking

What human trafficking is: a crime that involves the exploitation of people for forced labor or commercial sex. In truth, human trafficking is a serious crime and a grave violation of human rights. To clarify, it affects people of all ages, genders, and backgrounds, and it can take many different forms, including sex trafficking, labor trafficking, and organ trafficking.

Read more: More Than Meets the Eye: The Immense Web of Human Trafficking and Its Vast Implications.

 

Human trafficking event held in Camp Hill – WGAL
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Human trafficking event held in Camp Hill – WGAL

CAMP HILL, Pa. — The conversation around human trafficking continued Thursday in Camp Hill, Cumberland County. There were more than a dozen people who came to Christian Life Assembly to learn about the issue of human trafficking. The event was hosted by Greenlight Operations, which is based in Cumberland County. The founder, Jordan Pine, said…

FOX23 Investigates human trafficking, forced labor in Tulsa
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FOX23 Investigates human trafficking, forced labor in Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. — Human trafficking is a much bigger issue in Tulsa than many people realize. One kind of trafficking is called “forced labor.” It’s when people are forced to work, often in terrible conditions. FOX23 Investigative Reporter Janna Clark has been looking into this. This kind of human trafficking typically involves people from other…

Over 1,000 reported cases of human trafficking in Texas: Uncovering the root causes behind …
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Over 1,000 reported cases of human trafficking in Texas: Uncovering the root causes behind …

Photo by Hermes Rivera on Unsplash AUSTIN, TX. – Human trafficking and sex crimes are a growing problem in Texas, with the state consistently ranking near the top of states with the highest rates of human trafficking. According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, there were over 1,000 reported cases of human trafficking in Texas…

'There are many forms': Local vigil raises awareness to human trafficking – WEWS
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'There are many forms': Local vigil raises awareness to human trafficking – WEWS

January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month and although there are only a few days left, the efforts to raise awareness are ever-present. An instance of that effort was seen in East Cleveland on Saturday afternoon at a prayer vigil held to raise awareness of the issue facing Ohio at the Starlight Missionary Baptist Church. During…

‘There are many forms of trafficking’: Vigil held in East Cleveland to raise awareness about human trafficking
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‘There are many forms of trafficking’: Vigil held in East Cleveland to raise awareness about human trafficking

**WARNING: This story contains content about human trafficking and abuse that may be upsetting to some readers.** January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month and although there are only a few days left, the efforts to raise awareness are ever-present. An instance of that effort was seen in East Cleveland on Saturday afternoon at a prayer…

Ending January recognizing Human Trafficking Prevention Month – Seymour Tribune
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Ending January recognizing Human Trafficking Prevention Month – Seymour Tribune

The National Human Trafficking Hotline website showed that at any given time in 2021, approximately 27.6 million people were in forced labor. While January is coming to a close, it is a month that spreads awareness and educates others on human trafficking prevention. Human trafficking is defined as the use of force, fraud or coercion…

Colorado experts raise questions about DIA human trafficking claim
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Colorado experts raise questions about DIA human trafficking claim

DENVER — A passenger’s claim that a human trafficking ring tried to abduct her at Denver International Airport (DIA) doesn’t square with how anti-trafficking advocates say the crime occurs. Several human trafficking experts in Colorado say the sensationalized depiction of people grabbed from public places by strangers tends to be online rumor and Hollywood plotlines….

Activists, survivors raise awareness of human trafficking before Super Bowl – Arizona's Family
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Activists, survivors raise awareness of human trafficking before Super Bowl – Arizona's Family

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — The City of Phoenix is working to prevent human trafficking during the Super Bowl. For years, headlines in host cities have sounded the alarm about potential increases in sex labor and human trafficking ahead of the big event. Amid the bright lights of the Super Bowl, there is another billion-dollar industry….

Cooper designates January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month
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Cooper designates January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Content warning: This article includes mentions of sexual violence. Gov. Roy Cooper recently proclaimed January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month and Jan. 11 as Human Trafficking Awareness Day to promote the role of all North Carolinians in preventing trafficking and helping victims and survivors. “We applaud Governor Roy Cooper for proclaiming January as Human Trafficking…

San Diego DA holds event educating Hispanic community about human trafficking – CBS 8
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San Diego DA holds event educating Hispanic community about human trafficking – CBS 8

SAN DIEGO — Human trafficking is the second largest crime in our region right after drug sales, according to the San Diego District Attorney’s office. This Human Trafficking Awareness Month, the DA’s Office is doing various community outreach events to keep communities informed. On Friday, the DA’s Office held the ‘Human Trafficking 101’ community event…