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Human Trafficking

What are the Signs and What to Do

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) estimates that there are currently 24.9 million persons being trafficked against their will worldwide, citing human trafficking as one of the fastest-growing criminal activities in the world. If you are interested in learning more about the seriousness of human trafficking, visit the AAUW website. Domestically, the Bureau of Justice reports that more people are being convicted of human trafficking than ever before, indicating that the issue is a growing concern here in the United States.

Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) is an organization that commits their resources to ending modern-day slavery by providing education to truck drivers and companies, parents, and the community. Truckers Against Trafficking's core program trains hundreds of thousands of individuals in the trucking community to identify and report suspected human trafficking. If you or your company would like to become TAT-certified, visit the TAT website.

If you are concerned that someone has been trafficked, here are some red flags to look out for listed by the U.S. Department of State:

  • Living with employer
  • Poor living conditions
  • Not being able to speak with people alone
  • Answers seem scripted
  • Signs of physical abuse
  • Fearful

If you see something, say something! If you believe someone is being trafficked:

  • Call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888
  • Call 911 if there is an urgent situation