There are many ways to help combat human trafficking besides donating money! You can contact your elected representatives about supporting important legislation to combat the crime and help survivors. You can learn more about how human trafficking really works and help educate others. And you can volunteer in your community to fight not just trafficking but the factors that lead to trafficking – including poverty, addiction and hopelessness.
Domestic workers have been left out of virtually every major federal labor protection law. That fact, coupled with isolated, informal working conditions make this workforce very vulnerable to labor trafficking. It is time to give the nannies, house cleaners and home health aides who help busy families manage their lives the respect, the payment and the protection they deserve. Legislation before Congress would go a long way toward doing that and protecting these workers from trafficking and exploitation.
The law governing business registration in the United States shields human traffickers from arrest and prosecution. This is particularly problematic in the illicit massage industry, which boasts some 9,000 business locations in the United States, many of which are also human trafficking venues, according to a Polaris’ analysis.
Human trafficking is the business of stealing freedom for profit. With your support, we can help victims and survivors of human trafficking.
Through text, chat, email, and of course, live phone calls, the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline served more victims and survivors of human trafficking in 2018 than ever before. With your help, we can do even more!