What is human trafficking?
Human trafficking refers to recruiting, abducting, facilitating, transferring, harboring, or transporting a person, by threat or use of force, coercion, fraud or deception or by the purchase, sale, trade, transfer or receipt of a person, for the purpose of subjecting that person to involuntary servitude, peonage, slavery, slave-like practices, sex trafficking, or forced or bonded labor services.
What does human trafficking look like?
Have you been:
- Made to perform labor for little or no money, or told you needed to work to pay off a large debt?
- Made or coerced to perform sexual acts with other people against your will?
- Recruited and/or promised something in return for work but never given it?
- Helped and/or forced to migrate to a different state of country by someone else?
- Unable to keep you passport or documents before or upon arrival in the destination country or state?
- Told working conditions would be vastly different than they turned out to be?
- Coerced into working with threats, violence, or physiological abuse
- Put in fear of placing your family/children in danger
- Put into a situation of economic or emotional dependence?
- Were you made to fear law enforcement, or told they wouldn’t help you if you called?