In Awareness, Human Trafficking on May 13, 2013 at 12:39 pm
This video is a PG-13 dramatic commercial depicting modern day slavery. Its part of a new campaign we have launched called I’m With Lincoln. We are asking Congress to make ending slavery a priority. Please watch and share.www.ImWithLincoln.com
Source: Slavery Footprint
In Forced Labor, Human Trafficking on February 15, 2012 at 9:14 am
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In Human Trafficking on February 5, 2012 at 3:27 pm
11 Facts About Human Trafficking
- The average cost of a slave around the world is $90.
- Trafficking primarily involves exploitation which comes in many forms, including:
- Forcing victims into prostitution
- Subjecting victims to slavery or involuntary servitude
- Compelling victims to commit sex acts for the purpose of creating pornography
- Misleading victims into debt bondage
- According to some estimates, approximately 80% of trafficking involves sexual exploitation, and 19% involves labor exploitation.
- It is estimated that there are approximately 27 million slaves around the world.
- 68% of female sex trafficking victims meet the clinical criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder.
- Around half of trafficking victims in the world are under the age of 18.
- More than 2/3 of sex trafficked children suffer additional abuse at the hands of their traffickers.
- Trafficked children are significantly more likely to develop mental health problems, abuse substances, engage in prostitution as adults, and either commit or be victimized by violent crimes later in life.
- Women who have been trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation experience a significantly higher rate of HIV and other STDs, tuberculosis, and permanent damage to their reproductive systems.
- There is only one shelter in the U.S. designed specifically to meet the needs of trafficking victims, and it currently only houses a total of seven to nine victims.
- Trafficking victims normally don’t get help because they think that they or their families will be hurt by their traffickers, or that they will be deported.
In Human Trafficking on February 5, 2012 at 3:11 pm
Thou shalt not be a victim. Thou shalt not be a perpetrator. And above all, thou shalt never be a bystander.
Yehuda Bauer, Holocaust scholar