Human Traffic Watch

Teachers, doctors learn warning signs of sex trafficking

In Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking, Social Justice on January 16, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Friday, Charlotte teachers, doctors, and social workers gathered to learn about recognizing and preventing human trafficking.

Human trafficking occurs every day throughout the United States, including Charlotte. Trafficking can take two different forms–labor trafficking and sex trafficking. Labor trafficking happens when workers are recruited and either forced or coerced into working without pay.

Sex trafficking involves women and girls as young as eleven years old who are forced or coerced into having sex.

Friday, Tompkins joined the Junior League of Charlotte and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in educating the public about human trafficking. The audience included multiple representatives from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) as well as health care professionals, social workers, and other community advocates.

Source: WBTV

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