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What is human trafficking?
THE SALE OF HUMAN BEINGS
for purposes of sexual exploitation, forced labor or services, or organ trafficking
Where does it happen?
Human trafficking is
A GLOBAL ISSUE
that has no demographic or geographical boundary
How many people are involved in human trafficking?
40 MILLION PEOPLE
are being exploited for forced labor or sex trafficking, or are in forced marriage.
Do we know how much traffickers are making from this crime?
Human trafficking is estimated as a
$150 BILLION PER YEAR industry for traffickers worldwide and one of the fastest growing crimes
Do we know who are most likely to be victims?
There is not a single type or demographic of person who might be trafficked
Traffickers often exploit people in vulnerable conditions and situations
Available data shows 1 in 4 victims of human trafficking are children
STILL, THERE IS HOPE.
YOU ARE UNIQUELY POSITIONED
TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Discover your unique role in the effort to end human trafficking and protect the vulnerable.
The Freedom Strategy defines all areas of focus that must be addressed simultaneously within a community in order to address human trafficking.
The Freedom Strategy was distilled from years of research and work with thousands of justice advocates serving in the field all around the world, including direct service providers, survivor advocates, law enforcement, non-profit leaders, government officials, and more.
All of these groups make important contributions, although some may focus on particular areas such as identification or restoration.
The Freedom Strategy brings all of these activities together and shows how they are connected to each other. It includes:
Some areas of the strategy may have multiple ways for you to get involved.
Other areas may require the support of specialists in specific fields.
It’s important to understand this comprehensive framework so that you can be most effective in how you engage.
The Freedom Strategy illustrates how everyone, working together, can end and prevent human trafficking.