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Warning Signs That Someone Is Being Trafficked

Human trafficking is a problem in every state, and in every community.

If you believe that someone is being trafficked or exploited, call the The National Human Trafficking Resource Center to report your suspicions and seek help. All calls are treated anonymously:

1-888-3737-888

Here are some of the warning signs to look out for.

Common Work/Living Conditions

Lack of Control

Abnormal Behavior in Public

Poor Physical Health

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THIS SOUP FIGHTS SLAVERY. MAKE MORE SOUP.
When Not For Sale Netherlands started working on outreach to women in the Red Light District of Amsterdam, they discovered that offers of shelter, support and encouragement could only go so far. 
What women needed to leave the business - and a large number of women DID want to leave the business - was an alternative livelihood. A combination of visa restrictions (prostitution is legal in the Netherlands), and debts incurred to traffickers or in their homelands, meant that women were trapped. 
They might come to a shelter, but unless they found a way to support themselves and their families, and to pay off their debts, they often ended up back in the windows.
Home Soup was conceived of as a social enterprise, creating delicious, gourmet soups and delivering them to shelters, the local police force, and to women working the windows.
After an initial pilot phase, Home Soup is expanding.  
Good intentions are not enough in the fight against trafficking. We need a plan that meets the needs of those we are aiming to help. 

THIS SOUP FIGHTS SLAVERY. MAKE MORE SOUP.

When Not For Sale Netherlands started working on outreach to women in the Red Light District of Amsterdam, they discovered that offers of shelter, support and encouragement could only go so far. 

What women needed to leave the business - and a large number of women DID want to leave the business - was an alternative livelihood. A combination of visa restrictions (prostitution is legal in the Netherlands), and debts incurred to traffickers or in their homelands, meant that women were trapped. 

They might come to a shelter, but unless they found a way to support themselves and their families, and to pay off their debts, they often ended up back in the windows.

Home Soup was conceived of as a social enterprise, creating delicious, gourmet soups and delivering them to shelters, the local police force, and to women working the windows.

After an initial pilot phase, Home Soup is expanding.  

Good intentions are not enough in the fight against trafficking. We need a plan that meets the needs of those we are aiming to help. 

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THE AVERAGE VICTIM IS 12 YEARS OLD

At 17, Danielle was forced into prostitution - but she says the average age of girls being forced into sex slavery is just 12.

"It's like being raped over and over and over and over," says Danielle.

Rain is more typical of the average American victim, having entered prostitution at the age of 11.

When asked about the men whom she slept with, she is unequivocal about what they were: child abusers.

"I'm not going to label them Johns," she says.

Take action to support THE CASE ACT.


VICTIMS NOT CRIMINALS

Carissa was 12 years old when she was coerced into prostitution.

"I remember him vividly putting his arm around me and acting like he was my buddy. Within days, he was raping me violently."

With children as young as 11 or 12 being exploited for sex, there is a pressing need to differentiate between pimps and prostitutes. Nearly all prostitutes in the US are victims of child sex trafficking, and activists around the country are pushing for law enforcement to recognize them as victims - while focusing their efforts on the real criminals, the pimps and johns who make this industry possible.

The CASE Act will raise the penalties for human trafficking, forcing sex traffickers to register as sex offenders, and mandating training on human trafficking for law enforcement.

It will also funnel more funds for victim support.

Take action to support THE CASE ACT.


DISABLED CHILDREN TARGETED

When Vicki's 17-year-old daughter went missing, she feared she was dead. When she was found, Vicki discovered that she had been bought and sold for sex.

Vicki's daughter is developmentally disabled, with a mental age of just 11. Targeting of such vulnerable children is a growing trend within the trafficking industry.

Vicki is now helping to push the CASE Act (Californians Against Sexual Exploitation) - a ballot initiative that will raise penalties for trafficking and increase support for survivors.

Take action to support THE CASE ACT.

Don't Sell Bodies was conceived by Jada Pinkett Smith and Overbrook Entertainment. It was designed by The Change Creation and Goroboto.

It is dedicated to the victims and survivors of trafficking, and the heroes who are fighting to eradicate it.

Creative Team:
Jada Pinkett Smith
Chris "CJay" Jordan
Paress Salinas
Sami Grover
Jerry Stifelman
Chelsea Bay Dennis
Rebekah Miel
Tennessee Watson
Rob Biddiscombe