Human Trafficking In Our Community
World Day Against Trafficking in Persons is held on July 30th each year, and is an annual event. People trafficking and modern day slavery is a massive worldwide problem with very few countries immune to human trafficking, and the event by the United Nations is to raise awareness and increase prevention of that. The World Day against Trafficking in Persons is to raise awareness encourage vigilance and gain support for prevention of human trafficking and finding support for victims.
Thousands of men, women and children end up in the hands of traffickers every year, often through being tricked and mislead to believe that they are being taken to work that will make their family better off, or through force, kidnap, or even through very poor families selling children in order to survive. There are many ways that people get caught up in trafficking, but the result is the same, they lose their rights and identity and are used and abused, and it is a global problem, an industry not far behind drugs and arms in terms of profit for traffickers.
Trafficked people are forced to work, often doing hard labor or prostitution, for no reward, and usually have their identity and documents removed from them and are warned of terrible punishments if they escape, and often they are taken to unfamiliar countries where they don’t know the language and have no way of getting help, some die and are never heard of again by their families and communities. They are often moved from city to city in both urban and rural areas.
A global problem like trafficking needs a global solution, but first needs to start within our local communities. We help victims of human trafficking both children and adults right here in South West Ohio from Cincinnati to Dayton and outlaying counties, both rural and urban.
If you suspect someone is being trafficked call your local authorities to report your suspicions. If you know a survivor of human trafficking and past trauma that would like to seek services and don’t know where to turn, please feel free to reach out to us. We can either help with services or help find services that best fit the individual seeking services.
Contact us to learn more about our services or how you can help victims of human trafficking.