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.
The House of Representatives has passed legislation that will help survivors repair credit reports wrecked as a result of their trafficking situations. Now it’s time for the Senate to step up and get it over the finish line.
Most people assume that the 13th amendment entirely abolished legal slavery in the United States. But there is an exception: Prison labor. Unscrupulous corporations and governments looking to plug holes in their budgets have used this exception to turn a profit. This is trafficking, and it is not what the framers intended.
Love – or at least the illusion of it – is a powerful weapon in the hands of sex traffickers. Pledge to learn more about how traffickers groom vulnerable people to cooperate in their own exploitation – and to have the hard conversations necessary to stop it if you see it.
Understanding the realities of child sex trafficking will help you to not only keep your own children safe, but to become an effective advocate for the safety of all children and families in your community. Share our graphics on social media and expand awareness of what child trafficking is and how it works.