Defeat Human Trafficking

“He rescued me from my strong enemy and from those who hated me for they were too mighty for me.
They confronted me in the day of my calamity, but the LORD was my support. He brought me out into a
broad place; He rescued me, because He delighted me.”
- Psalm 18:17-20

Many misconceptions exist about human trafficking. There are plenty of myths about the crime – what it is, who can experience trafficking, what happens in a trafficking situation. Part of our mission is to help spread understanding of the bigger picture and why these myths exist. Let’s 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 5: VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING WILL IMMEDIATELY ASK FOR HELP OR ASSISTANCE AND WILL SELF-IDENTIFY AS A VICTIM OF A CRIME.

Psychological issues are in some ways even more powerful than forcing people through physical bondage or through physical force to perform labor or sex services. Victims of human trafficking often do not immediately seek help or self-identify as victims of a crime due to a variety of factors, including lack of trust, self-blame, or specific instructions by the traffickers regarding how to behave when talking to law enforcement or social services. It is important to avoid making a snap judgment about who is or who is not a trafficking victim based on first encounters. Trust often takes time to develop. Continued trust-building and patient interviewing is often required to get to the whole story and uncover the full experience of what a victim has gone through.

Sometimes, people being trafficked are physically unable to leave their situations/locked in/held again their will. More often, however, people in trafficking situations stay for reasons that are more complicated. Some lack the basic necessities to physically get out – such as transportation or a safe place to live. Some are afraid for their safety. Some have been so effectively manipulated that they do not identify at that point as being under the control of another person.


Defeat Human Trafficking
Study the Issues; Be a voice; Make a difference


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.