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Human Trafficking

Has someone ever told you that you weren't allowed to leave your workplace? Did they make you stay? Freedom is within reach.

It is estimated that 20.9 million people are trafficked worldwide.

  • You have rights
  • You can find a way out
  • You are not alone
  • There is hope
  • There is help

Signs of Abuse

Human trafficking victims are often hidden from plain sight. Some signs of trafficking may be more obvious than others. Here are some signs that a person may be in a trafficking situation.

  • Are you being forced to live in the same place as where you work?
  • Are you living in a space that does not have heat, running water, or electricity? Are you hungry and have access to little or no food?
  • Do you live with many people, sharing the same small space?
  • Are you not allowed to talk with anyone, especially the police or anyone in authority?
  • Have you been coached with prepared and practiced answers if someone asks you a question?
  • Is someone keeping your documents away from you, such as your ID, passport, or other identity documents?
  • Have you been hit or hurt by your boss or the person who controls your money or job?
  • Are you very fearful or scared when approached by others?
  • Are you getting little or no pay for your work?
  • Are you under 18 years old and trading sex for money, food, or a place to stay?
  • Are you engaging in sexual acts for money against your will or out of fear?

Aurelia Survives Labor Trafficking

Aurelia bravely escaped traffickers who threatened her with violence. She found guidance and support at our Anti-Trafficking Program.
Read Aurelia's Story →

Additional Resources

Anti-Trafficking Program

Our advocates help survivors of labor and sex trafficking find personal support and legal services to help them heal, rebuild, and find justice.

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