WHAT IS HUMAN TRAFFICKING? It is a multi billion dollar criminal industry that denies freedom to 20.9 million people worldwide. This crime exists in every country, state, city and rural area. Labor and Sex Trafficking doesn’t only happen to people forced, lured or taken from their homeland but to U.S. citizens too.
This criminal act has one focus, GREED, while the victims share one fundamental life experience – loss of freedom.
LABOR TRAFFICKING : Agriculture, Domestic Servitude and Sweatshops
SEX TRAFFICKING: Prostitution, Strip Clubs, Escort Services and Pornography
Most important, if you see suspicious behavior in your neighborhood, workplace or anywhere else - REPORT IT! Call the National Hotline at 888-373-7888 or your local police.
The Illinois Women Religious Against Human Trafficking committee represents 11 religious congregations and lay women working together to bring about change in understanding the crime of human trafficking and assisting survivors. Together we pledge to work towards:
Prevention - educate, raise awareness, advocate
Protection - find housing for victims, provide personal items
Prosecution - advocate, support legislation for victims and against perpetrators