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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:


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




"Trafficking in persons" shall mean the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation. Exploitation shall include, at a minimum, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labour or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of organs...



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It's hard to believe, but more humans are being used as slaves than ever before.

Between 700,000 and 4 million women and children will be trafficked this year, with the majority being forced to work in the sex trade. In America, there are an estimated 40,000 men, women and children enslaved at this very moment. If everyone who cares takes action, we can end slavery once and for all.

It's time.

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These modern day abolitionists are fighting slavery across the globe. Here's how you can join them.


The Coalition to Abolish Slavery & TraffickingThe Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST) is a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual human rights organization providing comprehensive case management, services, and advocacy to survivors healing from the violence endured during slavery. CAST provides comprehensive long-term services through a three-pronged empowerment approach which includes Social Services, Legal Services, and Outreach and Training. The organization also operates the first shelter in the nation solely dedicated to serving victims of trafficking and established the first partnership of its kind with Saban Free Clinic – a family clinic in Los Angeles trained to address the health and mental health needs of trafficking victims.


Not For SaleNot For Sale uses the power of business and social enterprise to create viable alternatives to slavery. By empowering vulnerable communities, and engaging business, government and the grassroots, Not For Sale has created a modern day abolitionist movement in countries across the Globe. On November 1st and 2nd 2012, Not For Sale will be hosting Justice for the Bottom Billion - a Global Forum on stemming the tide of human trafficking.


Polaris ProjectNamed after the North Star which guided slaves to freedom on the underground railroad, Polaris Project is one of the largest anti- trafficking organizations in the United States and Japan. The organization is active in lobbying for legislative change - including the current push for the CASE Act - and provides direct support to victims of trafficking. Polaris has been instrumental in providing training on human trafficking for law enforcement, social services and other public sector employees.


GemsFounded by Rachel Lloyd, GEMS works with women and girls who have been trafficked and sexually exploited. The organization helps young girls transition out of the sex industry and get back to their full potential. GEMS was also instrumental in lobbying for passage of the Safe Harbor Act for Sexually Exploited Youth, which provides that girls under the age of 16, who are arrested in New York for prostitution will be treated as victims, rather than criminals.


GemsCalifornia harbors three of FBI's 13 highest child sex trafficking areas in the nation (Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego), and it has received an F rating from leading anti-trafficking organizations. California Against Slavery is coordinating a push for THE CASE ACT - a groundbreaking ballot initiative that will increase penalties for human trafficking, ensure increased support for survivors, and mandate training for law enforcement and other officials.


Slavery FootprintThe Slavery Footprint website shows consumers how their consumption habits are connected to modern-day slavery, showing them just how many slaves it takes to support their lifestyle. Through the "Free World" mobile app and online action center, Slavery Footprint provides consumers with an outlet to voice their demand for products made without slave labor.


Shared HopeShared Hope International is a leading light in the worldwide effort to prevent and eradicate sex trafficking and slavery. The organization uses every means possible to alert the vulnerable to the dangers of trafficking, and partners with local organizations to offer victims of the sex trade safe shelter, therapy, spiritual and physical healing, education and vocational training. Shared Hope International also campaigns for fundamental cultural and legislative change to ensure the just treatment of victims and the prosecution of perpetrators alike.


Shared HopeThe National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) is a national, toll-free hotline, available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year. It exists to help people to report tips/suspicious activity; connect with anti-trafficking services in their area, or to request training, technical assistance or anti-trafficking resources. The NHTRC is a program of Polaris Project, a non-profit, non-governmental organization working exclusively on the issue of human trafficking. NHTRC is not a government entity, law enforcement or an immigration authority. It can be reached at 1-888-3737-888


Justice DepartmentThe fight to end slavery must include a robust response from Government. Every year, the Department of Justice publishes an overview of government efforts to and the trafficking of people. Covering everything from law enforcement and prosecutions to training and grant funding, this is a vital resource for anti-trafficking activists.


Courtney's HouseTina Frundt was “freed” from sex trafficking as a teen, only to be forced into the juvenile detention system. She founded Courtney's House as an alternative – funding a group residential home for survivors where they could heal, recover and move beyond their experiences without criminalization. Their first group home was forced to close due to lack of funding, but they are actively working toward a new home. In the meantime, they are providing drop-in services, outreach and law enforcement training.


FAIR GirlsFAIR Girls provides education, outreach and empowerment to girls who have been, or are at risk of being, sexually exploited. With programs in Bosnia, Montenegro, Serbia, Russia, Uganda, and the United States, the organization creates opportunities for girls to become confident, happy, healthy young women. From emergency response through individual care to group empowerment workshops and prevention education, FAIR Girls works toward a world where all young women can live free from exploitation.


Polaris Project JapanPolaris Project Japan is the only organization in Japan solely dedicated to combating all forms of human trafficking. They are a leading voice for victims of human trafficking and for calling attention to this human rights issue. Polaris runs case management services for survivors, a nationwide hotline for reporting trafficking, national education and awareness-raising efforts, policy advocacy, corporate outreach, and prevention programs.


Proyecto EsperanzaProyecto Esperanza (Project HOPE) is the response of the Congregation of the Sisters Adorers to the problem of trafficking in women in Spain. Since 1999, the group has offered a comprehensive support program for women who are victims of human trafficking for the purposes of exploitation. The Project has a multidisciplinary team who consider trafficking-in-persons to be a violation of human rights. The team consists of lawyers, educators, social workers, intercultural mediators, psychologists and other professionals.


HUMAN RIGHTS FOR GIRLSGirls in the United States are subject to violence with horrifying frequency. One in four American girls will experience sexual violence by the age of 18. Girls aged 16 to 19 are four times more likely than others to be victims of rape, attempted rape, or sexual assault. And, nearly one in five women reports being subject to rape in her lifetime.

Violence against girls in the US is a human rights issue. Human Rights Project For Girls works to ensure it is viewed as such, and that ending this epidemic becomes a priority for our society.


Kristi HouseKristi House's Project GOLD program assists commercially sexually exploited children by offering coordinated service to the victims and through training and awareness building in Miami Dade County. Kristi House, as the Miami Dade County CAC, strives to create local model programs that are easily replicated in other communities and continuously works to recognize this population of child sexual abuse victims as just that - victims - not criminals. Project GOLD is led by Trudy Novicki, Executive Director and author of the Florida Safe Harbor Act and by Sandy Skelaney, Program Manager.


MISSSEYMotivating, Inspiring, Supporting, and Serving Sexually Exploited Youth (MISSSEY) advocates and facilitates the empowerment and inner transformation of sexually exploited youth by holistically addressing their specific needs. MISSSEY collaborates to bring about systemic and community change to prevent the sexual exploitation of children and youth through raising awareness, education and policy development. MISSSEY embodies a peer and survivor led model that recognizes the value of young people empowering other young people and the crucial voices of survivors in facilitating healing in victims of commercial sexual exploitation. MISSSEY seeks to partner with youth in their transition from victim to survivor to leader, encouraging their long-term stability and success in whatever path they choose.


International Justice MissionInternational Justice Mission is a human rights agency that brings rescue to victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. IJM lawyers, investigators and aftercare professionals work with local officials to secure immediate victim rescue and aftercare, to prosecute perpetrators and to ensure that public justice systems - police, courts and laws - effectively protect the poor. IJM's justice professionals work in their communities in 15 field offices in Asia, Africa and Latin America to secure tangible and sustainable protection of national laws through local court systems.

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 Presentación de la campaña “SELLEMOS LA TRATA” en el Senado de la Nación

Ratt Argentina (Red Nacional de Alto al Tráfico y trata de Personas) y AMUMRA (Asoc. de Mujeres Unidas Migrantes Refugiadas en Argentina) y Zappa Producciones (Productora Multicultural de Contenidos Inclusivos)Con la intención de generar conciencia sobre el rol activo en el delito de trata sexual o laboral por parte de quienes consumen y explotan, la Ratt Argentina, AMUMRA y Zappa Producciones, llevan adelante la campaña nacional “Sellemos la Trata”. A través de carpas instaladas en diferentes centros urbanos del país se invita a la población a reflexionar sobre el compromiso ciudadano para la disminución de este delito mediante el estampado de las frases “Sin clientes no hay trata” y “No a la esclavitud laboral” en algún objeto que cada persona considere representativo y que decida exhibir o hacer circular. La campaña se presentó este lunes 22 de abril en el Senado de la Nación y se está llevando a cabo en Buenos Aires, Salta y San Juan. Durante el año 2013 se extenderá a las provincias de Chubut, Chaco, Jujuy, Neuquén y Tierra del Fuego.

Mirá el Video de la campaña:

 Presentación de la campaña “SELLEMOS LA TRATA” en el Senado de la Nación

Ratt Argentina (Red Nacional de Alto al Tráfico y trata de Personas) y AMUMRA (Asoc. de Mujeres Unidas Migrantes Refugiadas en Argentina) y Zappa Producciones (Productora Multicultural de Contenidos Inclusivos)

Con la intención de generar conciencia sobre el rol activo en el delito de trata sexual o laboral por parte de quienes consumen y explotan, la Ratt Argentina, AMUMRA y Zappa Producciones, llevan adelante la campaña nacional “Sellemos la Trata”. A través de carpas instaladas en diferentes centros urbanos del país se invita a la población a reflexionar sobre el compromiso ciudadano para la disminución de este delito mediante el estampado de las frases “Sin clientes no hay trata” y “No a la esclavitud laboral” en algún objeto que cada persona considere representativo y que decida exhibir o hacer circular. La campaña se presentó este lunes 22 de abril en el Senado de la Nación y se está llevando a cabo en Buenos Aires, Salta y San Juan. Durante el año 2013 se extenderá a las provincias de Chubut, Chaco, Jujuy, Neuquén y Tierra del Fuego.

Mirá el Video de la campaña:


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Cortometraje dirigido por Marcela Suppicich sobre la trata de personas. Durante el 2011 participó en el “11º Festival Internacional de Cine de Temática Sexual”, el “Concurso Iberoamericano de Cortometrajes La Mujer y el Cine” y el “Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano de La Habana, Cuba”. Declarado de interés social por la Legislatura de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires

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Este video fue realizado a mediados de 2012 por la Fundación María de los Ángeles y La Casa del Encuentro con el objetivo de sensibilizar a choferes de camiones en el tema de trata de personas, a través de la firma de un convenio con la Federación Argentina de Entidades Empresarias de Autotransporte de Cargas (FADEEAC) mediante el cual capacitarán a más de 330 mil conductores al año.

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Trece absoluciones para que festejen las redes de trata


Anoche un tribunal tucumano resolvió, “por unanimidad”, que ninguno de los trece imputados por el secuestro y la promoción de la prostitución de Marita Verón debía ser condenado. Cuatro horas después de lo anunciado inicialmente, tras esperar bajo el calor espeso del fin de la tarde en las escaleras del Palacio de Justicia, Susana Trimarco escuchó que la Sala II de la Cámara en lo Penal absolvía a los acusados para quienes la fiscalía había pedido entre 25 y 12 años y medio de prisión, en función de las responsabilidades adjudicadas. La lectura de la resolución no llevó más de diez minutos. La secretaria del juzgado leyó: no se hacía lugar a la acción civil, todos resultaban absueltos.

Lee articulo completo pinchando aquí.. Foto: Adrián Pérez.

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Micaela Veron, whose mom was abducted by a human trafficking network, came up with the idea of creating an educational spot telling her story hand featuring star from her country, Argentina.

Medios Lentos, an online resource of information, helped Micaela and carried out her idea: Rockstar Fito Paez, actress Soledad Silveyra, football player Martin Palermo are just three of the almost 30 personalities that joined her crusade.

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Argentina endurece ley contra trata de personas

La normativa amplía las condenas para los delitos de explotación sexual simple entre 2 y 4 años, mientras que la agravada establece penas de prisión de 5 a 15 años cuando las víctimas hubiesen quedado embarazadas o fueran menores de edad.

La modificación concede más derechos para las víctimas porque, aparte de buscar condenar a los culpables del delito, intenta dar un salto en la prevención.

Además, prevé que en los juicios en los que tengan que testificar víctimas de trata las declaraciones sean realizadas por un psicólogo designado por el tribunal.

También es destacable que establece que el consentimiento de la víctima no eximirá de ninguna forma de responsabilidad penal a los autores del delito.

Mas información, disponible aquí.

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¿Y si nos hacemos cargo?

En Argentina, que llegó el momento de las acusaciones cruzadas, de rasgarse las vestiduras, de querer pararse en la foto con las víctimas y enarbolar la bandera que todos deberían enarbolar todo el año, y especialmente quienes son elegidos por el voto popular y tienen a su cargo elaborar las leyes del país, les pido que estén a la altura de las circunstancias.

Es su deber y su obligación.

Leer post completo aquí. Y la foto es crédito de Telam/Argentina.

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Aqui se habla de trata de personas

Desde Argentina, nos hacen llegar información importante sobre la trata de personas. Y en este caso es un medio de comunicación “Medios Lentos” que ha decidido que una sección de su portal informe sobre la trata de personas.

Pueden visitar su página y ver los recursos e información que nos ayudará para que entre todos, digamos NO a la trata y erradiquemos este crimen de nuestro planeta.

Visita: Medios Lentos

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Marita Defendants Acquitted in Devastating Setback for Susana Trimarco

Chaos erupted Tuesday evening in the small Argentinean city of San Miguel de Tucuman, after a panel of three judges read aloud their verdict in the case of Maria de Los Angeles Veron, known commonly as Marita.

Citing a lack of evidence, the judges said there was no way to prove that Marita, a 23-year-old mother and wife who vanished on her way to a hospital visit on April 3, 2002, was kidnapped and forced into a prostitution ring in the nearby city of La Rioja. The 13 men and women on trial for Marita’s disappearance broke into tears, hugged each other, and smiled when the verdict was read.

Susana said she will not rest, until justice is rendered.

Link to full article, press here.
Photo: Atilio Orellana


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.


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.


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