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Think - Intro


Human Trafficking and

Forced Migration

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Think - Intro


Human Trafficking and

Forced Migration

 
 

What contributes to human trafficking and forced migration?

 
 
 

Lack of human rights

War and civil unrest, internal armed conflict, post-conflict

Climate-related events like natural disasters, rising sea levels, earthquakes, droughts, deforestation, tsunamis

Gender and racial discrimination

Commercial fishing

Lack of adult guidance

Poverty and lack of social and/or economic opportunities

Migration and the displacement of populations

Arm and drug trade

Runaways and teen homelessness

Child and domestic abuse and severe trauma

Sex and Seasonal Tourism such as the Super Bowl

Major sporting events often bring in a huge influx of traffickers who travel from around the country to these events with the young women they exploit. 

 
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Think - Means


Means of Human Trafficking

Think - Means


Means of Human Trafficking

Human Traffickers Use the following Methods to prey on their Victims

FORCE


Abductions

Physical assault

Sexual assault

Confinement

Threats

FRAUD


False promises

Without promised
wages

Debt

COERCION


Threats of harm to
the trafficked
person or their family 

Debt

Confiscation of documents

 
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Think - Red Flags


Red Flags

Think - Red Flags


Red Flags

 

How to Spot Human Trafficking

 

Trafficked person is under 18 and providing sexual services

Trafficked person has gaps in memory, providing inconsistencies in her/his story

Trafficked person exhibits signs of exhaustion, fear, distrust, shame, guilt, distrust, or vulnerability

Trafficked person is not free to come and go as she/he pleases

Trafficked person is in a relationship with someone who is abusive and dominating

Trafficked person exhibits signs of physical and/or sexual abuse, physical restraint, confinement, or torture

Trafficked person exhibits signs of emotional abuse

Trafficked person lives in overcrowded group housing

Trafficked person is in poor physical health and is not allowed to seek medical treatment (miscarriages, abortion, or other reproductive issues, beatings, etc.)

Trafficked person resides at worksite or at a location with high security

Trafficked person has the name of the trafficker tattooed on her/his body

Trafficked person is forced to work long and unusual hours with little to no rest or recreation, and earnings are withheld