Slavery is violence. It's physical, verbal, and sexual abuse.
But, slavery is more stoppable than ever.
And that's why we're here–rallying around the world, doing the work together.
Do you suspect trafficking?
Sex trafficking: forcing, deceiving, or coercing a person to perform a commercial sex act.
Forced labor: forcing a person to work in captivity for little or no pay.
Bonded labor: forcing a person to work for low wages to pay back an impossible debt.
Involuntary domestic servitude: forcing a person to work and live in the same place for little or no pay.
Child soldiers: forcing a child to participate in an armed force.
When we know how victims are trafficked, we have the power to stop slavery before it starts. The following are some of the known ways survivors can be trafficked.
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Look for clues that identify a possible victim of modern-day slavery.
Controlled by another person
They are accompanied by a controlling person and do not speak on his/her own behalf, but instead defer to another person.
They are transported to or from work, or live and work at the same place. They show signs that their movements are being controlled.
Lack of earnings
They are unable to keep his or her earnings and forced to turn it over to another person. In many cases, the person owes a debt they are working to pay off.
Foreign, unfamiliar with the native language
They have recently arrived in the country and do not speak the native language. They may only know sex-related or labor-related words.
Overly fearful, depressed, and submissive behavior
They are frightened to talk to outsiders and authorities since they are closely monitored and controlled by their trafficker(s). They may be fearful, anxious, depressed, overly submissive, and may avoid eye contact.
Bad health & malnutrition
They may have signs of abuse or signs of being denied food, water, sleep, and/or medical care.
Lack of official identification
They are not in possession of their passports, identification, or legal documents.
Signs of physical abuse
They may have bruises, scars, and other signs of physical abuse and torture. Victims of human trafficking are often beaten in areas that will not damage their appearance, such as their lower back.
They may show signs of drug use or drug addiction. They can be forced or coerced into drug use by his/her traffickers, or turn to substance abuse to help cope with his/her enslavement.
Lack of trust
They may be distrustful and suspicious. A victim may act as if they distrust any person who offers them assistance or attempts to converse with them.
Lack of personal belongings
They may have few or no personal possessions. Signs of dependence: They may demonstrate affection, attachment, or dependence toward their abuser.
Deceived by a false job offer
Their actual job is different from the advertised job they had accepted.
Feelings of being trapped
They have expressed that they are unable to leave their living or employment situation.
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