Human Trafficking 101
The Human Trafficking 101 Series is an introduction to the basics of human trafficking that everyone needs to know. We believe that awareness turned into action saves lives. Take your first step to being part of the end of human trafficking by viewing and sharing these free, educational resources created for you by Unbound Global.
Human Trafficking 101
The Human Trafficking 101 Series is an introduction to the basics of human trafficking that everyone needs to know.
We believe that awareness turned into action saves lives.
Take your first step by viewing and sharing these free, educational resources created by Unbound Now.
Start your foundational understanding of human trafficking with this video, where you’ll learn the basic components of what makes a situation human trafficking.
Public Service Announcements
The following Public Service Announcements are brought to you the Heart of Texas Human Trafficking Coalition and Unbound Waco as part of the #NotInMyCity human trafficking awareness campaign. Each of the videos represents victims who are statistically underreported and often unidentified. It’s time that we stand up and say “Not In My City” to any and all forms of exploitation and trafficking. Please share the videos with others to help raise awareness.
Not in my neighborhood
Sex trafficking happens when someone is forced, lied to, threatened or coerced into performing any sexual service in exchange for something of value. Commercial sex can be a sex act in exchange for drugs, a place to stay, or even something like clothes or a haircut. The Counter-Trafficking Data Collaborative’s data brief in 2017 stated “almost half of identified cases of child trafficking begin with some family member involvement.” Familial trafficking can often go unnoticed. Knowing the signs can save a life.
Not in my friend group
The Trafficking Victims Protection Act (2000) states that anytime someone under 18 years of age is involved in commercial sex, it’s called child sex trafficking. There is no need to prove force, fraud, or coercion, as minors are not able to consent to sex. Child predators and traffickers often use online gaming to groom their victims, especially boys. A predator may befriend a boy through messaging, then start to give him gifts like in-game items or credit. He may then use these favors to manipulate the child to send photos or videos. Once he has those, he can use them as blackmail to exploit the child further.
Not in my restaurant
Labor trafficking occurs when someone is forced, lied to, threatened or coerced to provide labor or services. This can happen through many types of work, like restaurants, health care, hotels, construction, factories, nail salons - anywhere where someone is providing labor or a type of service. These can all be legitimate jobs, but when someone is being forced, lied to, threatened or coerced to do this, it’s human trafficking.