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We are constantly trying to find new ways to fight human trafficking and help in the recovery and healing of children who have fallen victim to trafficking. Click the link below to learn more about our current projects and how to help
Modern Day Slavery
Lyndee Wright | May 26, 2020
National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1 (888) 373-7888
What Is Human Trafficking?
Human trafficking involves the use of fraud, force, or coercion to obtain some type of commercial labor or sex act. In the United States alone, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked each year. Human trafficking often happens in plain site, and does not discriminate against age, race, or gender.
How It Happens
While traffickers use a variety of methods to force their victims into labor, "boy-friending" is commonly used to lure young women in. This act consists of a man essentially treating the young woman as a significant other, making her feel loved or adored, gaining her trust, and then using this control to manipulate her. Many girls do not come forth even once they realize what is happening to them, which may be due to fear, threats, or embarrassment. In frequent cases, many victims are drugged, trapped, and transported to their buyer, often resulting in death.
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Know The Signs
Signs of physical injury or abuse
Lacking official identification documents
Lacking person possessions
Adherence to scripted or rehearsed responses in social interaction
Avoiding eye contact and authority figures/law enforcement
Poor physical or dental health
Tattoos/branding on the neck and/or lower back
Looking at others to talk for them
Small children working at family restaurant or other place of employment
It is estimated that nearly 40 million people are victims to human trafficking. However, because it is nearly impossible to calculate how many are currently involved in the industry, it is safe to say that this number is most likely much larger than what we currently assume. With human trafficking coming in many shapes and sizes, it is difficult to survey those who have been, or are currently involved.
What Can You Do?
Here at DeliverЯ we are working hard to provide you with service opportunities in which you will be able to assist in helping those who are current victims of human trafficking. Please subscribe to receive our news letter and be the first to know when this project launches.
For now, please do your best to educate yourself and be aware of the warning signs, as you may very well be able to save someones life. Please call the National Human Trafficking Hotline posted above if you are a current victim, or suspect someone else may be in danger. Your life matters!
As always, in order to continue with our efforts to help deliver children at risk, we kindly ask for any donations you may be able to give. Your donation may quite literally save a child's life. Thank you!!