Defeat Human Trafficking

“The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth.”

- Psalms 145:18.

Many misconceptions exist about human trafficking. There are plenty of myths about the crime. Part of our mission is to help spread understanding of the bigger picture and why these myths exist. Learn the truth to dispel the fallacies and become better informed so that we are able to really serve people in the best possible way!

MYTH 7: SEX TRAFFICKING IS THE ONLY FORM OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING.

Sex trafficking exists, but it is not the only type of human trafficking. Forced labor is another type of human trafficking; both involve exploitation of people. Victims are found in legitimate and illegitimate labor industries, including sweatshops, massage parlors, agriculture, restaurants, hotels, and domestic service. Worldwide, experts believe there are more situations of labor trafficking than of sex trafficking. However, there is much wider awareness of sex trafficking in the United States than of labor trafficking.

From a law enforcement focus, as far as what they are actually able to go out and hunt, sex trafficking operations are pursuable. But, if you look at the numbers across the world, take the ILO stats, International Labor Organization, they estimate that 60 to 70 percent, if not more of all trafficking is labor trafficking. There’s a study by a Harvard professor that claims that 96 percent of all trafficking is labor trafficking. If you look at the United Nations reports, they claim anywhere from 50 to 70 percent of all trafficking is labor trafficking.

It’s only in the US that sex trafficking is 80 to 90 percent of the trafficking we find here. However, it is possible that sex trafficking may not be the most prominent type of trafficking that’s occurring in the United States. If there were better expertise in finding forms of labor trafficking and following up on those investigations, we would find that sex trafficking, while predominant and nothing to minimize, may not be the most overwhelming type of trafficking that’s occurring in the US.

One of the things that reflect how we are changing is our legislation. California for example, has helped us begin to identify slave labor that’s on the shelves in our stores through the California Transparency Act. And we have a secondary responsibility to that because we drive demand for those cheap products, which drives demand for labor trafficking.

 

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Below are a few Podcasts that help everyone understand what Human Trafficking is:

  • End Human Trafficking Podcast #1 - "What is Human Trafficking Learn what human trafficking is so that you can begin to study this issues, be a voice, and make a difference in ending it. 
  • End Human Trafficking Podcast #2 - "Human Trafficking is BIG Business" Learn about some of the business and economic issues that drive human trafficking so that you can begin to study this issue, be a voice, and make a difference. 
  • End Human Trafficking Podcast #3 - "Children in Human Trafficking Learn about how children are involved in human trafficking so that you can begin to study these issues, be a voice, and make a difference in ending it. 
  • End Human Trafficking Podcast #4 - "Physiology of Children in Human Trafficking" Learn about how the physiology of children plays a major role in human trafficking. 
  • End Human Trafficking Podcast #5 - "Annual Trafficking in Persons Report" Learn about the annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report that is issued by the U.S. State Department.