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Human Trafficking

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National Human Trafficking Hotlines

  • USA: 1-888-373-7888, Text HELP to INFO to BeFree 233 733
  • Canada: 1-833-900-1010  

Definition

The Trafficking Protocol defines human trafficking as:

(a) [...] the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation. EXPLOITATION SHALL INCLUDE, at a minimum, the exploitation or the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labour or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal, manipulation or implantation of organs;

(b) The consent of a victim of trafficking in persons to the intended exploitation set forth in sub-paragraph (a) of this article shall be irrelevant where any of the means set forth in subparagraph (a) have been used;
(c) The recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of a child for the purpose of exploitation shall be considered "trafficking in persons" even if this does not involve any of the means set forth in sub-paragraph (a) of this article;

(d) "Child" shall mean any person under eighteen years of age.

Source:  United Nations -Office on Drugs and Crime, Wikipedia (read more)

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Sex Trafficking & Sexual Exploitation
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Forced Organ Harvesting

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Related Topics

Sex Trafficking, Labor Trafficking, Pornography, Sexual Exploitation, Child Exploitation, Protecting Children Online , Women's Rights, Online Safety, Violence Prevention, Homelessness, Foster Care, Trauma Centers, Illegal Organ Removal.

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Educational/Training Material

 OnWatch Online Training

Myths about Human Trafficking:  Polaris Project

Protect Now - Prevention Organized to Educate Children on Trafficking

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Facts & Information

  • An estimated 40.3 million people are in modern slavery, including 24.9 million in forced labor and 15.4 million in forced marriage.
  • 1 in 4 victims of modern slavery are children.
  • Out of the 24.9 million people trapped in forced labour, 16 million people are exploited in the private sector such as domestic work, construction or agriculture; 4.8 million persons in forced sexual exploitation, and 4 million persons in forced labour imposed by state authorities.
  • Women and girls are disproportionately affected by forced labour, accounting for 99% of victims in the commercial sex industry, and 58% in other sectors  - International Labor Organization

United States: Traffickers prey upon children in the foster care system.  A large number of victims of child sex trafficking were at one time in the foster care system." 

United Kingdom (UK):  Gangs force British children to carry drugs.

Brazil:  Under the guise of religious mandates, traffickers exploit Brazilian victims in forced labor (farms, factories, restaurants) after victims join certain churches/religious cults.  

Yemen:  Ongoing conflict has led to many human rights violations, with many parties using child soldiers

India:  Forced labor- In granite quarries, owners offer loans with exorbitant interest rates, trapping workers in debt bondage—in some cases for their entire lives.    Trafficking In Persons Report, June 2019

Reports by County, State & Country

United States

CALIFORNIA - Statewide Report - 2007

(COUNTIES)
Alameda
Alpine

Amador
Butte
Calaveras
Colusa
Contra Costa
Del Norte
El Dorado
Fresno - No Report  (Article: "Mayor Launches New Human Trafficking Initiative" - March, 2019)
Glenn
Humboldt
Imperial
Inyo
Kern
Kings
Lake
Lassen
Los Angeles
Madera
Marin
Mariposa
Mendocino
Merced
Modoc
Mono
Monterey
Napa
Nevada
Orange - 2019 Human Trafficking Victim Report
Placer
Plumas
Riverside
Sacramento
San Benito
San Bernardino
San Diego

San Francisco - Human Trafficking in San Francisco Report - 2017 Data, Issued July 24, 2019
San Joaquin
San Luis Obispo
San Mateo - San Mateo Human Trafficking Program & Report 2019 (Issued May 29, 2020) -2018 Report
Santa Barbara

Santa Clara - Human Trafficking Data Report - Issued August 14, 2015
Santa Cruz
Shasta
Sierra
Siskiyou
Solano
Sonoma
Stanislaus
Sutter
Tehama
Trinity
Tulare
Tuolumne
Ventura
Yolo
Yuba

UTAH - No Statewide Report

1 Task Force, Statewide, UTIP - Utah Human Trafficking Initiative
2019 Utah Bill - S.B. 198 Human Trafficking Prevention Training


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