Ways you can help fight human trafficking
Human trafficking is no longer an issue that affects one country. The practice has become so rampant that many people who learn about it are interested in finding ways of curtailing it. You can help stop human trafficking by learning some of the basic things you need to do to help and especially when you notice a case of the same. If everyone plays their role in society, it is possible to make the world a much safer place for everyone including the less advantaged especially women. To get you started on this noble course, you should consider the following.
You should learn what red flags you need to be on the lookout for and which indicate cases of human trafficking. In case you have any questions, ask them, and this can go a long way to help in the identification of potential trafficking victims. Training on the subject is offered to businesses, individuals, law enforcement and federal employees.
It is also important to spread the word to stop human trafficking. Talk to others and educate them about human trafficking. Today, you can spread the word through the internet and more specifically through emails, chats, social networks and bring it to the attention of the others what is happening in the society. Your voice is imperative, and it counts. Others will more, and they will team up to put the crime to an end.
As with any force for good, it is somewhat self-explanatory why businesses should be supporting these organizations, but here are some other reasons:
1.- Supporting their female staff – By supporting non-profits for women, a business is sending out a message to its female staff that issues which directly affect women – or issues which are important to them – are also important to the corporation. This is a great way to build relationships between staff and business owners. Of course, there will also be men who have been directly or indirectly affected by these issues, and this will be welcomed by them as well.
2. it is essential to look at your community in detail. Know your police department and report any suspicious persons who may be engaged in the trade. Inquire about a special force task in your community and find out if you can help them in any way to fight human trafficking. You can also hold community meetings and communicate with the locals about human trafficking. When you communicate with locals, it also becomes easy to learn about those involved in the trade and victims share their experiences. For this reason, many people will be informed, and they will stay of suspicious individuals.
3.It is also important to educate teens and children on human trafficking because it helps to stop the crime. This is based on the fact that their targets of human traffickers. They are quite vulnerable, but if they learn of the crime, they will be in a better place to protect themselves from exploiters. Criminals court teens and children using different ways. If the kids and teens are informed, they will always try to avoid their illicit intentions, and they will also be in a better position to protect others from the criminals.
4.To stop human trafficking, it is also imperative that you subscribe to human rights websites and blogs. There are many sites, and they provide valuable information on human trafficking including the most vulnerable, how to avoid the criminal’s illicit intentions and how to stay safe at home, school and even place of work. There are many volunteers, and they also provide the latest information on the crime. You can become a team that fights human trafficking, educate yourself and those around your more efficiently. The sites also offer phone numbers that you can call whenever you suspect criminals or whenever you spot the crime. Chiefly, the crime can be put to an end if you take the time to learn more about human. Be part of a network that fights crime and create a safe place for everyone.
5.If you have any training, manuals, association conferences or other materials that get distributed to the masses, you should include information about human trafficking to stop it.
You could also start an anti-trafficking coalition at the grassroots or join one to participate actively in the question to stop human trafficking. At Women Voice Network we want to educate and create awareness about sensitive topics in our society , join our community and help us to create more video content.