2024 Starts Off With National Human Trafficking Prevention Month

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Trafficked children, for instance, are often abused by their immediate family members. Commonly, these kids don’t even have to leave their homes for their relatives to hurt them.

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Many adult victims of this abuse face a similar predicament.

A young woman being repeatedly sold by her boyfriend may not even know what’s happening to her constitutes a crime that is human trafficking. The same also applies to someone trafficked by an individual claiming to be their friend.

Then, there’s labor trafficking. This form of human trafficking lacks the public attention that sex trafficking garners. Nevertheless, it continues to be a pervasive problem. Like sex trafficking victims, many folks trafficked for their labor may not know or understand this is not legal.

Going forward, these uncomfortable issues are ones that the anti-human trafficking movement – and society at large – must keep facing and working to dismantle.

Anyone who wishes to report what they believe to be human trafficking can contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline via phone at 1 (888) 373-7888 or by text at 233733.