Human Trafficking is the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act or sometimes forced labor. Human trafficking is a form of modern day slavery. Most victims are between 12 and 16 years old and are usually obtained by kidnapping. Human Trafficking is exploitation of the youth.
Victims of Human Trafficking:
Most victims are children and teens. Females are more likely to be a target than males. There are many risks for the victims including, drug and alcohol addiction, broken bones, concussions, burns, traumatic brain injuries (may result in memory loss), STD's, sterility, miscarriages, forced abortions, and other diseases like TB and Hepatitis. Victims and survivors of human trafficking also claim that they are beaten and threatened by their pimps 2-3 times a day. Where Does Human Trafficking occur? Sex trafficking is most likely to occur in:
Psychological effects on victims:
Human trafficking takes a great psychological toll on it's victims. Many psychological conditions occur such as, mind/body separation and disassociated ego states. D.I.D. (disassociated identity disorder), shame, grief, fear, distrust, self hatred, suicide & suicidal thoughts, high risk of PTSD, anxiety, depression, insomnia, physical hyper-alertness, and self horror.
Human trafficking for labor can be found on:
-labor & construction sites
Human trafficking is a brutal and horrible criminal industry that is a growing threat in the U.S. and across the world. Human trafficking exploits our youth and takes advantage of our women. It takes a psychological and physical toll on its victims and is many times a fatal industry. But, now people are starting to put the cruelty and brutality of this industry into the spotlight and organizations and hotlines have started to help these victims of human trafficking. Human trafficking is cruel...