As individuals, even our simplest acts can lead to powerful and profound results. As a collective, we can change the world. Join the movement to identify vulnerabilities, prevent victimization and aid in the recovery of those affected. Make human trafficking history. Take action now.
TraffickCam, a phone app created by Exchange Initiative, allows anyone with a smartphone to fight sex trafficking when they travel by uploading photos of hotel rooms to a law enforcement database. Many trafficking victims are sold online. To create online ads, traffickers take pictures of their captives in hotel rooms where these victims will later be forced to perform sex acts. When you add a photo to the database, you help provide evidence for law enforcement and facilitate the prosecution of these perpetrators. https://traffickcam.com/download
Buy goods sourced ethically. Avoid products and companies acting in opposition to anti-trafficking efforts. The U.S. Department of Labor offers a list of goods often produced by child and forced labor on its site. You can also download the Bureau of International Labor Affairs’ (ILAB’s) Sweat & Toil smartphone app containing research to back up its findings. ILAB leads the U.S. Department of Labor’s efforts to ensure that workers around the world are treated fairly and able to share in the benefits of the global economy. https://www.dol.gov/ilab/reports/child-labor/list-of-goods/
Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) is a 501(c)3 that exists to educate, equip, empower and mobilize members of the trucking and travel plaza industry to combat domestic sex trafficking. They aim to saturate trucking and related industries with TAT materials, partner with law enforcement and government agencies to facilitate the investigation of human trafficking and marshal the resources of their partners to combat this crime. Find out how you can get involved here: http://www.truckersagainsttrafficking.org/get-involved/.
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National Human Trafficking Hotline 1-888-373-7888
Take a moment right now to enter the National Human Trafficking Hotline number into your phone. If you witness suspicious behavior, report it. Your call could save a life.
The National Human Trafficking Hotline is a national, toll-free hotline, available to answer calls from anywhere in the United States, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in more than 200 languages. The Hotline’s mission is to connect human trafficking victims and survivors to critical support and services to get help and stay safe and to equip the anti-trafficking community with the tools to effectively combat all forms of human trafficking. The Hotline offers round-the-clock access to a safe space to report tips, seek services and ask for help. The Hotline has been operated since December 7th, 2007, by Polaris, a nonprofit, non-governmental organization that is a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery and restore freedom to survivors of human trafficking. They are not a government entity, law enforcement or immigration authority. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other private donors and supporters. https://polarisproject.org/national-human-trafficking-hotline