“THE CHAINS OF
THERE ARE AN ESTIMATED
PEOPLE ENSLAVED TODAY
IN INDIA ALONE
HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS
WHAT IS HUMAN TRAFFICKING?
‣ Human trafficking is the SOLICITATION, TRANSPORTATION
and EXPLOITATION of humans by means of deception
and coercion and under the threat of violence.
‣ Trafficked MEN, WOMEN, and CHILDREN are under the
control of another and as slaves, they are treated as
property and are stripped of their rights.
‣ GLOBALIZATION and Increase in LABOR MIGRATION
‣ Globalization has set the stage for a huge new industry
and “the migrants are the supply and the unwitting
props in a tragedy of enormous proportions.”
‣ The continuing SUBORDINATION OF WOMEN
‣ THE HIGH DEMAND, worldwide, for trafficked women
and children for sex tourism, sex workers, cheap
sweatshop labor, and domestic workers.
‣ The INADEQUACY OF LAW enforcement in India
hampers efforts to fight trafficking.
THE MONEY FROM THE
HUMAN TRAFFICKING INDUSTRYFUNDS ORGANIZED CRIME ANDTERRORISTS NETWORK
‣ In general, the criminal business feeds on poverty,
despair, war, crisis, and ignorance.
‣ It is the fastest-growing criminal industry in the
HUMAN TRAFFICKING INDUSTRY
“Nobody is free
until everybody is free”
There are more trafficking victims alive now than ever
So how can we believe it’s possible to bring human
trafficking to an end?
Because even though there may be more slaves now,
they represent a SMALL % of the world’s population than
‣ Educate yourself: go online,
contact a local organization, or
read the newspaper
‣ Sign up to join Saath Chalo
‣ Register to get e-mail updates
from Saath Chalo
‣ Involve your community
‣ Spread the truth about Human
‣ Buy goods that are made
with fair labor standards
‣ Get your voice heard by
contacting local government
officials and sign petitions in
support of strict anti-
‣ Donate to a local
organization or Saath Chalo
‣ Keep an eye out for
suspicious signs of slavery
in your neighborhood
‣ pays for books, uniforms
and a satchel so a former
child slave can go to school.
‣ pays for a raid to free child
slaves in India who are then
helped to rebuild and
recover their lives
Signs of Slavery
‣ Is not free to leave or come
and go as he/she wishes
‣ Is under 18 and is providing
commercial sex acts
‣ Is in the commercial sex
industry and has a pimp /
‣ Is unpaid or paid very little
Signs of Slavery
‣ Works excessively long
‣ Is not allowed breaks or
suffers under unusual
restrictions at work
‣ Owes a debt and is unable to
pay it off
‣ Was recruited through false
promises concerning the
nature and conditions of his/
If there is any sign of
YOU can contact the
Bonded Labour Helpline
Report a tip 24/7
toll-free anywhere in India
• “Imagine that after 5, 000 years of slavery we commit
ourselves to achieving it’s eradication in our lifetime.
• Imagine that your generation will be the one that is
looked back on in history as the generation that ended
• Imagine that your children and your grandchildren will
grow up in a world where slavery is just seen as an ugly
blot on our history.
• Imagine a world where every person is born in freedom
and lives in liberty.”
(Co-Founder and President of Free the Slaves)
Let’s join together
and make human trafficking
a thing of the past once and
Please pick up
Saath Chalo stickers,
and register to join
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