Human Trafficking is a modern form of slavery and a serious matter that we should not treat lightly. So many people are coming up missing everyday, and sometimes even the law enforcement are unable to find the missing. Everyday millions of women, men, and children are trafficked worldwide, including in the United States being forced to do labor or sexual exploitation. Traffickers have used manipulation, tricks, false promises, violence, and even romantic relationships to trap people into trafficking situations. Unfortunately we live in a world with disgusting human beings where we do not always feel safe. So how do we stop human trafficking? It is extremely important that we become aware of our surroundings by noticing the signs, and use our best judgement when it comes to everyday situations. We educate all of our people on the signs of human trafficking, and inform different ways that we can prevent it from happening even if it means carrying a weapon for self defense.
Almost everyday I come across articles about the signs for human trafficking, including white vans that may look suspicious with locks on the outside, an unexplained object on your vehicle being used as a trap, or even text messages that traffickers may use to find your location. Sadly, we have to be careful when it comes to forms of transportation like Cabs, Uber, & Lyft. This is a heavy issue we should all be concerned about today in society, because the numbers continue to increase. Women are the biggest target when it comes to human trafficking, according to my research 71% of human trafficking victims are women and girls, and one-third are children.
Below is an important video of a cop warning people about Human Traffickers!
Here are list of some things we can do to fight human trafficking whether it’s saving a victim of human trafficking or for your own safety:
- Recognize the signs of any suspicions, and observe your surroundings.
- Report any suspicions, if you see something or someone who looks as though they’re in danger, call 911 immediately.
- When you’re alone be prepared at all times! If you carry a weapon for self defense like a taser or pepper spray, have it ready for your own safety.
- Make sure to leave your children with close ones who you can trust, and keep them close to you at all times!
- Take action and spread the message to close family members and friends about human trafficking