TraffickWatch & MDRT

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TraffickWatch & MDRT

 

 

Welcome to the landing page for the TraffickWatch breakout session at the MDRT conference. We’re so glad you’re here to learn more about how to fight human trafficking around the world and right in your own communities.

How Big is Human Trafficking Really?

 

Additional Resources:

  • Global Slavery Index: A comprehensive look into slavery around the world, including maps, research, and stories.
  • Polaris: Information about human trafficking in the United States, including a heat map.
  • ILO: Statistics from the International Labour Organization about human trafficking, including global definitions.

Why Should I Care About Human Trafficking?

What Does Human Trafficking Look Like?

Additional Resources:

What are the Indicators of Sex Trafficking, and How do I Protect Myself?

Avoid Being a Victim

(Use your IQ & EQ)

Tactics Traffickers Use Include:

  • Manipulation Shame
  • Threats of Violence
  • Isolation
  • Drugs and Alcohol
  • Emotional and Physiological Control

How Can I Help Fight Human Trafficking?

  • Be a safe person
  • Use only ethically sourced products
    • Slavery Footprint: Find out how many slaves work for you in this interactive tool about ethical buying.
    • Good On You App: A phone app that rates global brands for their ethical standards and allows you to give feedback directly to companies, too.
    • Good Shopping Guide: A resource to learn about ethical shopping and news.
    • Fair Trade Certified: Learn about fair trade practices and shopping guides.

  • Know who to call
    • U.S. : National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-3737-888 (1-888-373-7888)
    • U.S.: Text HELP or INFO to BeFree (233733)
    • Global: 1-866-347-2423 (toll free in U.S.) Call 1-802-872-6199 (non toll free international), open 24/7 with 300 languages available

Fight Human Trafficking Today

Get Involved.

Get Informed.

Financially Support.

What Keeps Us From Taking Action?

 

Fear.
Ask yourself: If what I’m afraid of happened, but someone else was saved in the process, would I do it anyway?

Doubt.
Ask yourself: Is it better speak up and be wrong, or stay quiet and be right?

Ego.
Ask yourself: If it were my child, sibling, or friend who was caught in trafficking, what would I want someone to do for them?

Thank You for Joining Us at TraffickWatch!

 

Your journey to fighting human trafficking has just begun. Thank you so much, friends at MDRT, for joining us today to learn about this injustice. We hope you are leaving inspired and equipped to fight modern slavery.

Donations to support rescue can be made at the MDRT Foundation Booth. Stop by and meet our team there.

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