Introduction:In case you don't know, each and every day women and children are being sold into slavery. They are traded for sex, used for domestic services and forced to labor for others with absolutely no pay whatsoever. Held against their will, people who have been forced into prostitution and slavery need us to rescue them. You may feel helpless, but after reading this list, you'll know that you are not.
Human trafficking is not something that only happens on the other side of the world. It has infected every level of society. Chances are that victims of this crime, or people being targeted to become victims, are right in your backyard. Educate yourself on the extent of this problem. Doing so brings it out of the shadows of society, and places the issue front and center for us all to begin to deal with.
As you learn about the problem of human trafficking, tell others. Blog about it, email your friends about it, talk about it in your social circles and, basically, bring it to the attention of others every chance you get. Silence literally allows this crime to continue. Your voice counts, so use it!
Contact your local police department and ask if a special task force exists for fighting human trafficking. If it does, find out how you can help them with their efforts. If one does not exist, support your local law enforcement in establishing one. Volunteer to speak at schools, to hold community meetings and to communicate with local lawmakers to establish ways of identifying and stopping human trafficking.
Exploited teens and young children come from every demographic imaginable. Pimps and other criminals prey upon these most vulnerable populations who have no idea of the nightmare exploiters have planned for them. Study the ways in which these criminals identify and court their victims, and then teach teens and children how to avoid their illicit intentions.
Committed volunteers all across the web volunteer their time to reporting the latest information on human trafficking as it is discovered throughout the world. Subscribe to these blogs, share informative posts with others and even consider donating to fundraisers they host. Become a part of this network and help spread the word about their existence while you're at it!
These are just a few of the ways that you can help stop human trafficking. Of course, if you spot a suspicious situation where you suspect a person may be being held captive and forced to do things against their will, DO NOT HESITATE and do not second-guess yourself...contact law enforcement IMMEDIATELY!
Wow! Thank you for this information. Education is the first step to eradication! Thanks!
I agree, RedneckLady. Hopefully, we'll all become more enlightened and spread the word, which is the first step to stopping traffickers everywhere.
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