Every human being deserves to be free from slavery.
Human trafficking is a modern form of slavery. It is not enough merely to denounce this horrific assault on human dignity; we must actively work to prevent and end this barbaric exploitation of innocent victims. During National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, we pledge to continue the battle to abolish modern slavery and restore the lives of those affected by human trafficking.
Human trafficking harms adults and children of all ages and demographics. Through force, fraud, and coercion, traffickers push their victims into demeaning forms of abuse, including domestic servitude and commercial sexual exploitation. These crimes often remain hidden because victims are reluctant to seek help for a variety of reasons, including language barriers, fear of traffickers and law enforcement, and lack of trust. Human trafficking destroys precious lives and threatens our Nation's security, public health, and the rule of law. It is a scourge on the global community.
How we all can step in together to end this :
We need to end the demand for services. Did you know a majority of consumers are everyday individuals? From doctors, lawyers, college professionals and the list goes on. We need to educate our youth on what we can do to avoid the psychological trap of becoming trafficked , as well as educate the consumers on how they're contributing to SLAVERY.
Of course, it does not end here. This is just the beginning.