Resources provided by Collaborative Initiative to End Human Trafficking at the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice 2013
Human Trafficking Red Flags Handout: Collaborative Initiative to End Trafficking – Red Flags Handout
What Can YOU Do about Human Trafficking Handout: Collaborative Initiative to End Human Trafficking – What Can YOU Do-citizen YA 11-13
Excerpt from “Red Flags” Handout:
The person is submissive, afraid, nervous, depressed . . .
The person may:
- appear malnourished
- show signs of physical or mental abuse
- show evidence of confinement
- not speak for him or herself. Another person always speaks for him/her.
- avoid eye contact or conversations.
Excerpt from “What Can YOU Do?” Handout:
Human Trafficking: What Can YOU Do About It?
Now that you know about this pervasive, largely hidden crime of human trafficking, what can you do about it as a young adult? While this is not an exhaustive list, here are several possibilities:
- Check out websites: such as www.stopenslavement.org, www.polarisproject.org,www.sharedhope.org, www.TraffickFree.com, and www.acf.hhs.gov/trafficking
- Learn more about the status of STATE laws related to human trafficking and make contact with your STATE representative and senators about its enforcement and improvement.
- Learn more about fair trade, and buy fair trade items whenever possible:
- Ask where/how/by whom products are made or where produce comes from.
- Find out what local stores sell fair trade products and patronize them.
- Petition stores where you shop to stock fair trade items.
- Learn about the ECPAT Code of Conduct and how the travel industry can work to stop sex trafficking. Contact hotels and agencies that you work with when you travel and ask them to sign on. You can even find post cards by visiting this website: http://ecpatusa.org/products-page/code-of-conduct/support-the-code-postcards/
- Arrange for a speaker on human trafficking for your church, workplace or business, social group or civic organization.
- Tell two people what you learned about human trafficking. Talk about this issue with your friends and relatives.
- Give a presentation for other students or write a paper on the subject.
- Sponsor an art exhibit or writing contest, create a play, music or a DVD on the subject.
- Make the connection with other subjects at school—theology, social studies, civics, economics,
Kim Coleman is the Integrated Marketing Director for the Ignatian Solidarity Network.