I would never have imagined that, after 20 years of silence, I would be standing on stage in front of hundreds of people and that my story would be broadcasted all over social media. In the past I was afraid of judgement and rejection. I thought it was a story of guilt, shame, and condemnation but now I know… it’s God’s story of Salvation.
Do you know what human trafficking really is? Human trafficking is modern-day slavery, recruitment and exercising control over a person to exploit them, through sexual or forced labor. It’s commonly thought the buying and selling of people is something of the past. But in fact, there ARE more people trafficked today than ANYTIME in HUMAN history.
Let me identify a few specific signs to watch for. RED FLAGS for people who
being GROOMED for sex trafficking:
Victims of human trafficking are:
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Now that you know that and obviously… just because it’s a red flag, it might not be a human trafficking situation, but it could be, so don’t dismiss anything, be vigilant, ask questions. If there is immediate danger or if you suspect a person is being trafficked, call 911 OR your local police service. You might save someone’s life.
Canadian HT Hotline is operating 24 hours, 7 days a week. For assistance, call 1-833-900-1010 or use the Chat function on this website.
Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline
How do I contact the human trafficking hotline?
Call 1-888-373-7888 | Text 233733 (Befree) | Live Chat. The National Human Trafficking Hotline is a national, toll-free hotline, available to answer calls, texts, emails, and live chats from anywhere in the United States, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in more than 200 languages.
You might be asking what can you do to help stop human trafficking. You can do fundraising, volunteer, advocate, and hold events to raise awareness, help survivors and stay informed.
More info: https://humantraffickinghotline.org/get-involved/downloadable-resources.
Here is the thing, regardless of your journey, or that of someone you may know, understand that we are never alone. Each of us is significant and your life is valuable.