What is Human Trafficking?
Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery that exists throughout the United States and globally.
Human traffickers use violence, threats, lies, debt bondage, and other forms of coercion to compel adults and children to engage in commercial sex acts against their will.
- In 2016, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children estimated that 1 in 6 endangered runaways reported to them were likely sex trafficking victims.
Traffickers use fear, violence, intimidation, and threats to ensure compliance.
What happens to women after coming out of Human Trafficking?
Due to lack of education, health rehabilitation services, food and shelter, a limited social network, and a lack of daily necessities in order to thrive in our society, women are usually re-victimized back into Human Trafficking shortly after exiting.