The Blue Campaign: End Human Trafficking

The Campaign to End Human Trafficking from the Department of Homeland Security:
The Blue Campaign.

[https://www.dhs.gov/blue-campaign]

ABOUT The Campaign

“The Blue Campaign is the unified voice for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) efforts to combat human trafficking. Working in collaboration with law enforcement, government, non-governmental and private organizations, the Blue Campaign strives to protect the basic right of freedom and to bring those who exploit human lives to justice.” [from  https://www.dhs.gov/blue-campaign/about-blue-campaign]    

What Is Human Trafficking?

“Human trafficking is a modern-day form of slavery involving the illegal trade of people for exploitation or commercial gain.

Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked in countries around the world, including the United States. It is estimated that human trafficking generates many billions of dollars of profit per year, second only to drug trafficking as the most profitable form of transnational crime.

Human trafficking is a hidden crime as victims rarely come forward to seek help because of language barriers, fear of the traffickers, and/or fear of law enforcement…..” [from https://www.dhs.gov/blue-campaign/what-human-trafficking]

INDICATORS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING

https://www.dhs.gov/blue-campaign/indicators-human-trafficking
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To report suspected human trafficking:

1-866-347 -2423

To get help from the National Human Trafficking Resource Center:

1-888-373-7888 or text HELP or INFO to BeFree (233733)

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What is Human Trafficking? Infographic

from https://www.dhs.gov/blue-campaign/infographic

What is Human Trafficking? Blue Campaign. One Voice. One Mission. End Human Trafficking.
Human trafficking is modern day slavery. exploiting a person through force, fraud, or coercion. sex trafficking, forced labor, and domestic servitude. happening everywhere, even in the United States, and victims can be U.S. Citizens or of any nationality, age, socioeconomic status, or gender. any person under the age of 18 involved in a commercial sex act.
Human trafficking is a highly profitable crime
Human Smuggling and Human Trafficking are different crimes. Human smuggling is the illegal movement of someone across a border. Human trafficking is the illegal exploitation of a person.
Human trafficking is happening in the United States
It is happening everywhere - suburbs, rural towns, cities
It can happen to anyone no matter race, age or gender
There are different types of human trafficking
Sex Trafficking. Sex trafficking victims are manipulated or forced against their will to engage in sex acts for money. Sex traffickers might use violence, threats, manipulation, or the promise of love and affection to lure victims. Truck stops, hotel rooms, rest areas, street corners, clubs, and private residences are just some of the places where victims are forced to sell sex.
Forced Labor. Victims of forced labor could be found in factories, or farms, doing construction work, and more. Very often victims are forced to manufacture or grow products that we use and consume every day. Through force, fraud, or coercion, victims are made to work for little or no pay.
Domestic servitude. Traffickers sometimes take a victim's identification papers and travel documents in order to limit their freedom. Victims of domestic servitude are hidden in plain sight, forced to work in homes across the United States. They are prisoners working as nannies, maids, or domestic help.
Every year in the United States thousands of human trafficking cases are reported, but many more go unnoticed. Human trafficking is a hidden crime. Victims might be afraid to come forward, or we may not recognize the signs, even if it is happening right in front of us. We need to bring this crime out of the shadows.
How the Department of Homeland Security is fighting human trafficking. The Department of Homeland Security created the Blue Campaign to take a stand against modern day slavery and help combat this heinous crime by raising awareness of homan trafficking around the country.
What you can do to stop human trafficking.
Join the DHS Blue Campaign. Visit the Blue Campaign website: dhs.gov/blue-campaign. Learn more about the signs and indicators of human trafficking: dhs.gov/blue-campaign/awareness-training. Spread the word - download and share anti-human trafficking materials: dhs.gov/blue-campaign/resource-catalog. View and share our Public Service Announcement: dhs.gov/blue-campaign-video. Follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/bluecampaign
Be an informed consumer. Know who makes the products you buy and the food you eat to help keep slavery tainted items out of your home. Visit the Department of Labor list of goods that could be subject to human trafficking at dol.gov/ilab/reports/child-labor/list-of-goods
Recognize and report suspected human trafficking. To contact federal law enforcement, call 1-866-DHS-2-ICE. Or submit a tip online at www.ice.gov/tips. For victim support from the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC), call 1-888-373-7888 or text HELP or INFO to Befree(233733). Help us bring this crime out of the shadows and into the light. Join the Blue Campaign.
Blue Campaign. One Voice. One Mission. End Human Trafficking. dhs.gov/blue-campaign

For more info go to:

https://www.dhs.gov/blue-campaign

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