In 2022, it was estimated that 49.6 million people were victims of modern slavery, a crime that, according to the International Labour Organization, generates more than USD$236 billion in profit every year.

 

WHAT IS HUMAN TRAFFICKING?

Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. This crime occurs when traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to control another person for the purpose of forced labor or commercial sex acts.

WHERE DOES HUMAN TRAFFICKING HAPPEN?

Human trafficking occurs in every country, but looks differently depending on region. Countries can be classified as the origin, transit, or destination country for victims, or even a combination of all.  

WHO ARE THE TRAFFICKERS?

Traffickers come from all walks of life and are frequently someone the victim knows, such as a family member, friend, boss, or intimate partner. They can act alone or be part of a larger organization, using various control tactics to trap their victim.

WHO DO TRAFFICKERS TARGET?

Anyone can be trafficked, regardless of gender, race, or age, but some people are more vulnerable to trafficking. Individuals living in poverty, immigrants, members of marginalized groups, or those with a history of trauma or addiction are particularly at risk.

 

EDUCATE YOURSELF AND RAISE AWARENESS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN YOUR COMMUNITY. 

1: Learn the signs and risk factors of human trafficking. Pay attention to the people you know and interact with. If you equip yourself, then you will be able to recognize and help those in your life that may be trafficked. 

2: Visit iamonwatch.org to equip and empower yourself by completing their free survivor-led training.

3Add the US National Human Trafficking Hotline number to your phone: 1-888-373-7888

4: Speak up and use your influence via social media to share Eden and other organizations’ posts to make your friends aware.

5: Support organizations like Eden who are fighting human trafficking on the frontline. Your contributions, no matter how big or small, will go a long way in transforming lives and making a positive impact. 

 
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