What is Human Trafficking

What is human trafficking? 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.

 

Sudbury groups raise awareness about human trafficking – CTV News Northern Ontario
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Sudbury groups raise awareness about human trafficking – CTV News Northern Ontario

Frontline workers across northern Ontario attended a conference Friday raising awareness about human trafficking. The conference was organized by Greater Sudbury Police Service, Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre and N’Swakamok Native Friendship Centre. Darrell Rivers with Greater Sudbury police said the goal is to offer education, awareness and prevention. “To give them a preliminary how to, what…

Human trafficking victim recounts horrors of life at the mercy of criminals | Fox News
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Human trafficking victim recounts horrors of life at the mercy of criminals | Fox News

EAGLE PASS, Texas – Karla Jacinto estimates she has been raped more than 40,000 times. A victim of human trafficking, she was forced to have sex between 30 and 40 times per day from the ages of 12 to 16 years old. “It was always [an] apology after a beating, after the massacre on the…

Opinion: Human trafficking happens in CT – Darien Times
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Opinion: Human trafficking happens in CT – Darien Times

Human trafficking happens right here in Connecticut. In 2021, the Department of Family and Children received 241 reports of child trafficking in Connecticut. Since its inception in 2007, the Human Trafficking Hotline has identified 508 human trafficking cases involving Connecticut victims. And between the years of 2016 and 2021, Connecticut logged 456 arrests for human…

We Asked Child Trafficking Prevention Experts 5 Questions
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We Asked Child Trafficking Prevention Experts 5 Questions

We sat down with human trafficking prevention experts and asked them five commonly asked questions around child exploitation. What is a common misunderstanding about human trafficking? “Sometimes adults have this visual in their head of what a youth who is experiencing this looks like. They’re looking for a youth who is maybe very isolated or…

‘Can You See Me?’: State officials relaunch anti-human trafficking campaign
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‘Can You See Me?’: State officials relaunch anti-human trafficking campaign

“If it can end for one, it can end for all.” Kathy Givens, a Houston-based nonprofit founder and survivor of human trafficking, shared this message with attendees at the relaunch of the “Can You See Me?” human trafficking awareness campaign Jan. 26. The campaign, which first launched in Texas in 2019, spreads awareness about the…

National Human Trafficking Awareness Day 2023: How one company is doing its part
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National Human Trafficking Awareness Day 2023: How one company is doing its part

National Human Trafficking Awareness Day occurs annually on January 11. There are over 40.3 million victims of modern slavery globally, including one in four children, according to a United Nations 2016 report. Incidents are said to be increasing every year. WHAT IS HUMAN TRAFFICKING? Nearly 2,200 people were referred to U.S. attorneys for human trafficking…

Montana lawmakers hear proposed overhaul to human trafficking laws – KTVH
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Montana lawmakers hear proposed overhaul to human trafficking laws – KTVH

HELENA — Jan. 11 is the National Day of Human Trafficking Awareness, and Montana leaders marked the day by proposing a major overhaul of the state’s trafficking laws. “It’s time to tell those offenders ‘Not in our state,’” said Rep. Jodee Etchart, R-Billings. Etchart is sponsoring House Bill 112, at the request of the Montana…

Psychiatrists' Response to Human Trafficking: An Update – Psychiatric Times
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Psychiatrists' Response to Human Trafficking: An Update – Psychiatric Times

This article is an update to “Psychiatrists’ Response to Human Trafficking.” Human trafficking is defined as using force, fraud, or coercion to compel a person into commercial sex acts or labor against their will.1 Minors involved in commercial sex are always considered trafficked under US federal law. The Action-Means-Purpose (AMP) Model illustrates the definition of…

How to Take a Stand During National Human Trafficking Prevention Month
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How to Take a Stand During National Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Imagine meeting someone you thought would change your life for the better. Someone you thought would love and protect you. Imagine the excitement and joy you feel as this new relationship quickly develops, and you feel yourself falling in love. Now imagine that this person you thought loved you starts forcing you to do unthinkable…

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…