Human trafficking is estimated to enslave 14,500–17,500 people in the US every year…
What Is Human Trafficking?
Human trafficking is the illegal smuggling of people into the US for the purposes of work or sexual exploitation. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime has a more detailed explanation, but basically…
Human trafficking is modern slavery at it’s slimiest.
Human Trafficking Hotspots
Wikipedia reports major travel hubs as the major points of import for human trafficking in the US. However, if you look at the heat map above, the problem is way more serious. In the next section, we will give you an idea of how bad human trafficking in the US is, and how much it could be growing yearly.
A Few Shocking Facts About Human Trafficking
I was surprised to find out that human trafficking was so bad in the US. I guess I assumed that people were better than that. Here are some facts that may shock you:
40.3 Million victims worldwide are affected by human trafficking every year.
Of those, an estimated 75% are women, and an estimated 25% are children.
Human trafficking is generating an estimated $150 billion a year globally.
We are in the middle of an ever-rising onslaught of work and sex-related slavery crimes. If you hate the idea of children being slaves for work or sex like we do… Get involved any way you can. Put a poster up, hand out flyers, host an event. Anything to help end human trafficking.
Anyone can get involved to help fight human trafficking… Businesses who can put up posters, activists who want to work local events, bloggers who want to help by curating content… All of these are great ways we can be doing our part to help save these prisoners and one more thing…
The victims need us. No one else can help like we can. If we are the eyes of this world… We are the law too!
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Unified to be one voice against human trafficking, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Blue Campaign collaborates with law enforcement, government, and private organizations to preserve freedom and bring justice to human trafficking lawbreakers.
Providing Resources to Increase Awareness and Preventative Action
Govern and Determine Best Practices to End Human Trafficking
Driving Connections Between Businesses and Governments
Educating and Empowering People Worldwide Through
Their end goal… To help end human trafficking. According to this article on CNN, companies such as; Delta, Ford, Exxon, Coca-Cola, and Mobil and supporters like Google, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. and The Freedom Fund… They don’t intend to miss their target.
Founded in 1988 by U.S. Congresswoman Linda Smith, the mission of Shared Hope International is to rescue and restore women and children enslaved to sex trafficking.
Human Trafficking Awareness
This section will give resources to help you or your company get educated, take action, and raise awareness of what human trafficking is, how bad the problem is in the US and other parts of the world, and how they can take action as well to do their part in ending this horrible crime.
The Blue Campaign on Homeland Security’s website has a resource page that is very helpful if you would like to help raise awareness. The Blue Campaign offers training materials, videos, documents and more to help empower advocates and raise awareness.