Listed below are a few common FAQs extracted from The Carolina Women’s Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Is human trafficking the same thing as slavery?
Majority of the people refer to human trafficking as modern-day slavery. Although it is not the same as the transatlantic slave trade that flourished prior to the Civil War, there are many similarities in how victims are treated.
What is the actual definition...
Listed below are 10 simple ways to aid in the fight against global poverty.
1. Become aware.
The first step in conquering any problem is acknowledging that there is one. Awareness can start with simple things like watching and reading the news, or even taking five minutes out of your day just to call your local nonprofits and shelters and find out what is going on right now, and what efforts are being put forth to assist the world’s poor.
2. Generate Awareness.
It’s not enough just to become aware yourself of the current happenings in global poverty. In...
Human trafficking represents a multi-billion in international trade per annum and continues to be one of the fastest growing criminal industries. While undeniably a global phenomenon, the U.S., as one of the world’s leading human trafficking importers, bears a special responsibility to combat this practice. The U.S. and the international community have adopted various treaties and laws to prevent trafficking, but to truly understand and combat the issue, they must find the root causes enabling traffickers to exploit millions of victims.
There are an estimated 12.3 million people globally who have been stripped of their dignity through human trafficking. Trafficking occurs when powerful people coerce, abduct, or deceive the vulnerable in order to gain control and exploit them. It is modern day slavery.
Freeset, the organisation that made and print our t-shirts, is in business to counter this slavery, specifically sex slavery. Millions of women and children are trafficked into brothels and placed on the street, forced to sell their bodies for the profit of the powerful. Only through a united, global effort can this be...
The sex traffickers prey on the vulnerable victims of poverty, young women and children, and those searching for a better life. These innocents are often promised a job in another city by a trafficker who gains their trust only to sell them as sex slaves. Some are locked up in brothels and others do not have the resources or are too traumatized to find their way home.
There are many reasons why women and children are vulnerable to traffickers, but the true cause of trafficking lies with demand. Those who...