Use this guide to gain knowledge of the issue of human trafficking and access pertinent resources relating to the issue of human trafficking.
Human Trafficking is the trade of persons for some purpose, usually criminal. Persons are trafficked primarily for sexual exploitation, labor, or as organ donors.
Human trafficking is not limited to a particular area or region of the world.
"Trafficking involves the movement of persons to exploit their labor. Trafficking in persons is a form of slavery and encompasses debt bondage, peonage, and involuntary servitude. Historically, trafficking of women and children was associated with the capture of young women and girls for forced prostitution." (Encyclopedia of Prostitution and Sex Work, 2006)
This topic also intersects with many other issues. Here are a few related topics that could be explored as a way to focus a topic (for example: labor migration and human trafficking):
Anyone can join in the fight against human trafficking. Click on the link above for 15 ideas to consider, including these:
Learn the indicators of human trafficking so you can help identify a potential trafficking victim. Human trafficking awareness training is available for individuals, businesses, first responders, law enforcement, educators, and federal employees, among others.
If you are in the United States and believe someone may be a victim of human trafficking, report your suspicions to law enforcement by calling 911 or the 24-hour National Human Trafficking Hotline line at 1-888-373-7888. Trafficking victims, including undocumented individuals, are eligible for services and immigration assistance.
Be a conscientious and informed consumer.
Students: Take action on your campus. Join or establish a university club to raise awareness about human trafficking and initiate action throughout your local community. Consider doing one of your research papers on a topic concerning human trafficking. Request that human trafficking be included in university curricula.
Wilmington University Library. (2020, August). SOC 404/PSY 416 - Human trafficking. https://libguides.wilmu.edu/Trafficking
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[Revised by L. Gillow: August, 2020]