THE PROBLEM

SLAVERY is the current reality for over 40 million people around the world.

It happens in every major city, every neighborhood. It affects every race and every nationality.

It has to stop!

Have questions about human trafficking?

WHAT is human trafficking

Free for Life defines human trafficking as “being forced or misled into work that produces fear and provides personal gain or profit to others.”

WHO is at risk?

It is important to remember that anyone can be at-risk for human trafficking. Victims can come from any ethnicity, neighborhood or socioeconomic status.

In the United States, the most at-risk populations are runaway, foster and homeless youth and the LGBTQI+ community.

Around the world, the most at-risk populations are orphans and vulnerable youth.

WHERE does trafficking occur?

The simple answer: everywhere. Human trafficking cases have been reported in almost every country around the world and almost every state in the U.S. 

HOW do traffickers trap their victims?

Traffickers use force, fraud or coercion to trap and abuse their victims. Trafficking situations often first appear as romantic relationships or fraudulent job offers. 

WHY do victims stay in slavery?

Victims of human trafficking often suffer immense emotional and psychological trauma. There is a great deal of fear and manipulation that traffickers use to maintain control.

The process of exiting human trafficking is similar to exiting domestic abuse — it may take several times to break the cycle of abuse.

Sita

Sita was sold into a life of sexual slavery for just 29 U.S. dollars…

Although her father was a former missionary, Sita did not grow up in a family bursting with love. Sita always felt that her family did not want her, and the young girl was regularly ignored. 

Chandra

Chandra was trafficked – bought and sold as property – to four different brothel owners. Still, amidst her vulnerable circumstances, she kept her heart focused on freedom…

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FIGHT SLAVERY!

OUR SOLUTION

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