DID YOU KNOW?
Many of the past times of our culture contribute to human trafficking, and we don’t even know it. Some of us know a little about human trafficking here and there, but many don’t know anything.
For instance, the following acts and events happen all over the world, in every country, state, town and city. Human Trafficking does not discriminate. Every age, gender, race and socio-economic level is affected.
Will you pledge to refrain from committing any acts that encourage, influence, support, or drive victims into human trafficking for labor or sex? The HumanTraffickingHotline.com defines Human Trafficking as:
“…as the business of stealing freedom for profit. In some cases, traffickers trick, defraud or physically force victims into providing commercial sex. In others, victims are lied to, assaulted, threatened or manipulated into working under inhumane, illegal or otherwise unacceptable conditions. It is a multi-billion-dollar criminal industry that denies freedom to millions of people all over the world.”
Labor Human Trafficking occurs in all types of industries including construction, manufacturing, mining, hospitality, agriculture and domestic workers.
Have you attended a strip club, hired a stripper or prostitute for a bachelor party for your own enjoyment or watched porn? Many of the performers are trafficked by the cartel and forced to service men and women. You won’t know it because they are trained by threats and abuse to make it look like they are having a good time. Imagine the person in front of you being abducted or was a runaway that was captured by traffickers and grew up in this horrible system. Now, she or he earns money, much of it going to traffickers, doing unimaginable acts with no free will. And some aren’t even legal age.
Sex parties are where victims are traded, rented and purchased to perform sexual acts. Legal age is not accounted for, and many prefer underage children. This, too, takes place all over the world, and even in hotels and houses in your neighborhood. Superbowl, March Madness, Vegas events, truck stops, major interstate exits are common locations.
Methods of transportation offer common sightings. Think planes, trains, buses and automobiles. If you see or suspect something “not quite right” or downright nefarious, say something.
Any one of us may have done something in the past. Sometimes we knew, and sometimes we didn’t. What’s important now, is what we do from now on. We now know more, and we can pledge to act for GOOD!
Join our ACTIONS FOR GOOD Campaign and Pledge to Stop Human Trafficking.
CINDY – PLACEHOLDER FOR PLEDGE FORM