5. Rarely fed, washed, no medical attention
Beaten, raped, drugged.
6. Human Trafficking is EVERYWHERE, even in
The following video demonstrates how
common this is in our own country.
12. Buying for freedom
Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) –
◦ Step in the right direction, but not enough
14. Get educated on the issue!
Get involved in the fight against
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Notas do Editor
-As we go through this presentation, think to yourself…how much are YOU worth? How much are your family members, friends, and neighbors worth? Can we really put a price on a life?
-A basic definition of Human Trafficking isthe act of tricking, luring, or forcing a person into leaving their home to work for little or no payment.-The capturer has power and ownership over the victim.-In the simplest form, it is slavery, only a modern day and more advanced form.-The victims are treated as commodities, void of any right or dignity.-Though the Civil War was supposed to abolish slavery in the US in 1865, and the Slavery Convention of the League of Nations was supposed to put an end to it worldwide in 1926, it is still an enormous issue.-Because this is an underground operation, most people are not aware that this is going on, or of the magnitude of the problem.
-The capturers use many deceptive and violent methods of capturing their victims.-Many times, they trick the victims by promising them a “better life” or that they will help them immigrate, only to end up trafficking them.-They also lure the victims into the trade by not explaining the negative aspects of the business. For example, they may tell them how much money they can make stripping, when in reality they will be forced to perform sexual acts. Or, they will advertise jobs for nannies and such to lure young women.-They also force their victims into captivity by kidnapping, beating, and even raping them.-This picture demonstrates an ad commonly used to lure young women into the sex trade.
-Victims of Human Trafficking are made to work as prostitutes, sometimes working in brothels.-Other times they are forced into labor such as>sweat shops>commercial agricultural such as factories, fields, and canneries.>Domestic situations such as maids and nannies>and construction sites.
-Most victims are rarely fed, washed, and receive no medical attention.-Many are beaten, raped, and drugged to maintain captive.-The capturers confiscate the victims passports and ids, so if they do escape, they have little chance of getting away.-Many captives do not try to escape due to the fear of being killed, and if they do escape, they do not cooperate with authorities in fear of being tracked down by their former captives and killed.-This picture is of slaves that were forced into working in dangerous mines.
-This is going on even in the United States.-As we said before, most people are unaware of just how close to home this issue really is. The following video demonstrates how common this is in our own country.
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-Anyone, anywhere could end up a victim of human trafficking.Women and children are the most targeted for sex trafficking and child labor. The poor are also highly targeted, however, being poor does not ensure that you will be trafficked, it does increase the chances though.-The woman in the picture was a victim of sex trafficking and had just been rescued.
-An estimated 27 million people worldwide are currently being held in some form of slavery. Keep in mind that this is only an estimate of what we KNOW, this does not include how many people we do not know about.-Human trafficking is the second largest criminal industry worldwide, the first being drug dealing.-It is estimated that human trafficking is a 12-billion-dollar a year industry.
-Missionaries, celebrities, and other organizations have bought these slaves in order to free them. However, this does not even begin to put a dent in the number of captives, and does not prevent further victims.-In October 2000, the U.S. government enacted the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA). It focuses on human trafficking worldwide. In summary, it provides an annual report on what countries are doing to combat trafficking. It also makes it easier for the victims to have refugee status in the US.-Critics argue that this is a step in the right direction, but not enough.
-This chart provides information on the 2000 Trafficking Victims Protection Act.-Based on the annual reports, countries are placed on one of three levels according to their cooperation in fighting human trafficking.-Tier 1, is countries Actively Fighting Trafficking, some countries in this tier are Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Hong Kong, Morocco, Spain, and Tawain.-Tier 2, indicates countries that are making some efforts against trafficking. There are currently 75 countries in this tier.-Tier 3, is countries that are doing little or nothing at all. Some countries in this tier are, Belize, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Greece, Haiti, Liberia, and Sudan.-If a country is in Tier 3 for three years in a row, the US cuts off all non-humanitarian aid to that country.
-Get educated on the issue - Understand the different forms of trafficking: labor or sex trafficking-Be aware of places where this could be going on around you!-