Human trafficking is human slavery, and the saddest part is that it’s becoming more common around the world. Places where the sex and porn industries thrive often attract human trafficking, as well as places where there is a need for manual labor.
If you see something, say something. An amazing resource I recently discovered is the Truckers Against Trafficking website that teaches truckers and others who are in the travel industry (bus drivers, train operators, etc.) how to spot the signs of human trafficking and develop a response to it.
Their information and toolkits for activism against human trafficking and modern slavery can apply to anyone, anywhere.
- Alberta truckers enlisted to fight human trafficking (cbc.ca)
- ‘Human traffickers escape UK justice’ (rinf.com)
- Police charge three men with human trafficking, prostitution offences (with video) (calgaryherald.com)
- Know the Signs (womenlikeusfoundation.wordpress.com)
- It’s time for New York to empower prosecutors to crack down on human trafficking (syracuse.com)