The more we know about human trafficking, the more we can educate others and stand against this heinous crime.
"Human trafficking is a phenomenon that has been around for decades but that has recently taken the news and society in general by storm. As more and more people become aware of this terrible crime, it’s important to understand and be aware of the dangers and implications that come with this exploitation. It’s also important to know how to protect yourself as well as recognize human trafficking when possible." (introduction to "What Is Human Trafficking" by Florin|Roebig Trial Attorneys)
Read the full article "What Is Human Trafficking" to explore a variety of topics related to human trafficking, including the following:
Slavery is alive and well today. Human trafficking is a booming business that is being propelled by both the powerful and our on-demand sexualized culture. Tim Ballard, former special agent and founder of Operation Underground Railroad, joins Candace to discuss how society aids this multi-billion-dollar criminal enterprise. - January 30, 2020. https://ourrescue.org
"8 DAYS" a film, tells the story of a 15-year-old girl who's forced into sex trafficking after attending a party with her friends. Over 300,000 children in America are sold for sex in the USA each year. The film is available on Netflix and other places.
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Learn how to recognize the signs of human trafficking.
HEAL Trafficking are a united group of multidisciplinary health care professionals dedicated to ending human trafficking and supporting its survivors, from a public health perspective.
HEAL have designed a systems toolkit to help professionals working in health care settings such as emergency departments, hospitals, clinics, private offices, or school based health centers develop a protocol to respond to potential victims of human trafficking who present to their facility. The toolkit presents an ambitious, comprehensive approach to protocol development, portions of which may be adopted for particular contexts based on capacity.
Contact HEAL at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions and feedback.
THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY created the BLUE CAMPAIGN as a national public awareness campaign to educate the public, law enforcement and other industry partners on how to recognize the indicators of human trafficking, and how to appropriately respond to possible cases.
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