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TRICK OF THE TRADE AND JUSTICE
Labor Trafficking Intervention by DJMon, 23rd May, 2011
People are not for sale DJ Angels In The Field
Creates tools that engage Business, Government,and Grassroots in order to incubate and Grow social enterprises to benefit enslaved and vulnerable people and communities. DJs Fights human trafficking and modern-day slavery around the world. Through International work on the ground and in mainstreams supply chains,we, proactively target the root causes of slavery while engaging equipping the movement for freedom.“It ought to concern every person, because it is a debasement of our common humanity. It ought to concern every community, because it tears at our social fabric. It ought to concern every business, because it distorts markets. It ought to concern every nation, because it endangers public health and fuels violence and organized crime. I’m talking about the injustice, the outrage, of human trafficking, which must be called by its true name — modern slavery.”
President Barack Obama
30 Million People
“It ought to concern every person, because it is a debasement of our common humanity. It ought to concern every community, because it tears at our social fabric. It ought to concern every business, because it distorts markets. It ought to concern every nation, because it endangers public health and fuels violence and organized crime. I’m talking about the injustice, the outrage, of human trafficking, which must be called by its true name — modern slavery.”
President Barack Obama
30 Million People
The modern-day slave trade is one of the fastest growing industries in the world, enslaving more than 30 million individuals today. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, “After drug dealing, trafficking of humans is tied with arms dealing as the second-largest criminal industry in the world.” Combating this $32 billion-dollar-a-year industry takes enormous effort as well as a large framework of diligent abolitionists. Slavery is wrapped up in almost every industry’s supply chain, tainting the food we eat, the clothes we buy and the electronics we love.
$32 Billion USD All businesses have supply chains. Numerous small companies work to provide the cotton in our t-shirts, the metals in our laptops and cellphones, as well as the sugar in our desserts. These raw materials come from all over the world. The businesses selling our t-shirts and chocolate and cell phones rarely know where these raw materials are coming from, or who is assembling the products before their final stages. This lack of transparency allows for unregulated production and many times unsafe or illegal practices in the workplace, including modern day slavery.
Vulnerable people and communities are targeted by recruiters, and traffickers and through deception, fraud and coercion are brought into slavery. While sex trafficking is often at the forefront of our awareness, slave labor and debt bondage are more common. Sometimes entire villages with few economic opportunities are targeted as ideal laborers who do not have other options. Often they will not immediately realize that the small loan they accepted will never be paid off due to the high interest rate charged by the lender. These situations are largely contextualized by a lack of economic empowerment. Identifying these regions and people is critical to stemming the tide of human trafficking.
Awareness of human trafficking has been on the rise over the past few years and it is important to be clear with our definition of slavery. Our definition of slavery is similar to that of the CNN Freedom Project:
Slavery occurs when one person completely controls another person, using violence or the threat of violence, to maintain that control, exploits them economically and they cannot walk away.
The definition of trafficking has 3 main components:
◾The action of trafficking; which means the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons
◾The means of trafficking; which includes threat of or use of force, deception, coercion, abuse of power or position of vulnerability
◾The purpose of trafficking; which is always exploitation. In the words of the Trafficking Protocol, article 3 “exploitation shall include, at a minimum, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labor or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of organs.
Sex trafficking is a growing global enterprise driven by deception, coercion and force.
Traffickers transport or detain their victims for the purpose of commercial sexual exploitation.
This trade in rape for profit thrives in the absence of robust law enforcement to
ensure the protection of the law for vulnerable children and women.
• After drug dealing, human trafficking (both sex trafficking and
trafficking for forced labor) is tied with the illegal arms industry as the
second largest criminal industry in the world today, and it is the fastest
growing. (U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services)
• Worldwide, there are nearly two million children in
the commercial sex trade. (UNICEF)
• There are an estimated 600,000 to 800,000 children, women and men
trafficked across international borders annually. (U.S. Department of State)
• Approximately 80 percent of human trafficking victims are women and
girls, and up to 50 percent are minors. (U.S. Department of State)
• The total market value of illicit human trafficking is
estimated to be in excess of $32 billion. (U.N.)
• Sex trafficking is an engine of the global AIDS epidemic.
(U.S. Department of State)
DJs Angels In The Field Rescue Me For Freedom
International DJ’s Angels Mission’s first priority in its anti-trafficking casework is to secure
the protection of the law for trafficked women and children forced into commercial
sexual activity. DJ’s investigators spend hundreds of hours gathering and documenting
undercover evidence of trafficking and sexual exploitation. Using this evidence, staff
members then partner with local authorities to rescue victims from situations of ongoing
abuse and ensure that they have access to aftercare services to meet their vital needs. DJ’s Angels also,with local authorities to secure the conviction and sentencing of traffickers
and other perpetrators.
Sex trafficking will endure as long as it remains a profitable criminal enterprise. By freeing
victims and prosecuting their perpetrators, DJ’s operations increase the risk and decrease
the profitability of trafficking for those who would commit this crime. DJ;s Angels also works to
combat sex trafficking international as she rescue 5 children in Colombia,and soon India, Cambodia and the Philippines. DJs Angels investigations
have resulted in freedom for more than 1,000 girls and women held by force in the
commercial sex trade.
Labor trafficking occurs in diverse contexts that encompass all forms of labor or services. Common places where forced labor has been found in the United States include domestic servitude and small-scale labor operations, to more large-scale operations such as farms and factories. Certain labor brokers that supply labor to multinational corporations have also been identified as an emerging type of labor traffickers. Sex trafficking includes commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC), as well as every instance where an adult is in the sex trade as the result of force, fraud, or coercion. Sex trafficking occurs within numerous venues in the broader sex industry, commonly found in street prostitution, online escort services, residential brothels, and brothels disguised as legitimate massage parlors. Under U.S. and international law, commercially sexually exploited children found in the sex trade are considered to be victims of trafficking, even if no force or coercion is present.
Victims of human trafficking in the United States include U.S. citizens or foreign nationals, adults or minors, and men or women. Foreign-born victims in the U.S. may be either documented or undocumented.
Because human trafficking is considered to be one of the fastest growing criminal industries, the U.S. government and academic researchers are currently working on an up-to-date estimate of the total number of trafficked persons in the United States annually. With 100,000 children estimated to be in the sex trade in the United States each year, it is clear that the total number of human trafficking victims in the U.S. reaches into the hundreds of thousands when estimates of both adults and minors and sex trafficking and labor trafficking are aggregated.
Click here for information about human trafficking statistics in the U.S and abroad.
Click here for information about state, federal, and international anti-trafficking laws.
Click here to report a tip
Forms of forced labor have been found in numerous places in the United States, including cases of people forced to work in restaurants.
It is estimated that there are 100,000 children in the sex trade in the United States each year.
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,human trafficking InterventionMon, 23rd May, 2011
Our vision is to re-abolish slavery in this lifetime
There are more than 50 billion slaves today,more than at any other time in history. Men,Woman,and children around the world are force to work without pay and subjected to physical,mentally and emotional exploitation and the numbers are growing.
Young girls are forced to sell se
x by knocking on cab doors at truck stops.
Pimps use violence and coercion to commercially sexually exploit young women and girls.
Individuals may be forced to work in highly exploitative conditions with little to no pay.
Individuals are forced to prostitute on the streets and in hotels in order to meet nightly quotas and turn money over to their traffickers.1 2 3 4 «Play Pause»
Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery where people profit from the control and exploitation of others. As defined under U.S. federal law, victims of human trafficking include children involved in the sex trade, adults age 18 or over who are coerced or deceived into commercial sex acts, and anyone forced into different forms of &amp;quot;labor or services,&amp;quot; such as domestic workers held in a home, or farm-workers forced to labor against their will. The factors that each of these situations have in common are elements of force, fraud, or coercion that are used to control people. Then, that control is tied to inducing someone into commercial sex acts, or labor or services. Numerous people in the field have summed up the concept of human trafficking as &amp;quot;compelled service.&amp;quot; Every year, human traffickers generate billions of dollars in profits by victimizing millions of people around the world, and here in the United States. Human trafficking is considered to be one of the fastest growing criminal industries in the world. Click here to access human trafficking resource