January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.
Many of us provide employment services to trafficking survivors who are often eligible for refugee status when trafficked from another country.
Before the month is over, here are some resources to deepen your understanding of the special barriers faced by these clients.
What is Human Trafficking?
Everyday of every month can be an opportunity to learn about and end this horrific and preventable crime. Human trafficking is a global tragedy and anyone can become a victim.
Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. It is a crime involving the exploitation of someone for the purpose of compelled labor or a commercial sex act through the use of force, fraud, or coercion.
Victims can be women and men, adults and children, citizens and noncitizens. Trafficking in persons occurs throughout the world, including in the United States.
High risk populations in the United States are victims of child abuse and neglect, runaway and homeless youth, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) populations, unaccompanied minors, migrant workers, people with disabilities, and racial and ethnic minorities.
Helpful Information and Resources
- National Human Trafficking Resource Center (1-888-373-7888)
- Administration for Children and Families (ACF) End Trafficking Resources
- A Flight Attendant’s Perspective on How to Spot Trafficked Persons
- The Human Trafficking Center (also the source of the image used in this post)