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An estimated 40 million people are victims of modern day slavery and human trafficking. Though it might seem shocking that anyone in today’s world could still be forced into domestic servitude, child labor, sex trades, and other unthinkable situations, it’s something that happens in hundreds of countries – and it might even be happening in your own backyard.
Recognizing the signs of human trafficking is just the first step in stopping these heinous acts. By becoming better informed on the issue, raising awareness, speaking up and taking action, we can all do our part to help victims of trafficking. This guide will improve your knowledge and show how you can join the cause to give others a chance at a free life. Whether you want to become a volunteer, learn how to spot red flags of trafficking in your community, or make ending trafficking your life’s work in a dedicated career, you’ll be ready to make a real difference.
What Is Human Trafficking, Who Does It Affect, and Where Does It Happen?
Human trafficking is a global crime that trades in people and exploits them for profit. People of all genders, ages and backgrounds can become victims of this crime, which occurs in every region of the world. Traffickers use violence, fraudulent employment agencies, and fake promises of education and job opportunities to trick, coerce and deceive their victims.
Victims of trafficking can be any age, any gender and from anywhere in the world. According to UNODC’s 2020 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons which is compiled using official figures from over 148 countries, female victims continue to be the primary targets. The Report shows that in 2018 46 percent of detected victims were women and 19 percent girls. For male victims the Report shows that 20 per cent of detected victims were men and 15 per cent were boys.
Every continent in the world has been involved in human trafficking. In the United States, it is most prevalent in Texas, Florida, New York and California. Human trafficking is both a domestic and global crime, with victims trafficked within their own country, to neighboring countries and between continents.
Who Are We
As I worked together with my team in Iraq, I realized that the women had in essence been trafficked by Isis and were traumatized by their ordeal. God Opened my eyes to the trafficking here in my own backyard, San Diego is one of the Largest hubs for trafficking in the USA since we are on the Mexican border and a lot of women are not only smuggled and trafficked into California but others are smuggled out to be trafficked in the rest of the world.