Defeat Human Trafficking

Our Mission Statement:
To apply the full weight of Orthodox Christian principles to end the plight of Human Slavery, in all its’ forms.

The crime of human trafficking has enabled modern-day slavery to thrive in every region of the globe. Combatting the spread of human trafficking requires, first, recognizing the scope of the problem. We are working to raise consciousness about the issue and help facilitate the conversation around ending this crime. As we study the issues, we have committed to be a voice with the hope to make a difference among the worldwide community that works together to end human exploitation.

 

WHAT IS HUMAN TRAFFICKING?

 

KNOW WHAT IT IS. The understanding around human trafficking has a lot of misconstructions.
As defined by the U.S. Department of State, Human Trafficking is, “The act of recruiting, harboring, transporting, providing, or obtaining a person for forced labor or commercial sex acts through the use of force, fraud, or coercion.” On the contrary, it is NOT smuggling people across borders. That is a common misconception. One reason the word “trafficking” is used is to align with other international crimes associated with illegal sales that bring tremendous harm, such as Drug and Weapons Trafficking.
The means used to traffic a person is part of how the crime is defined. It answers the question, “How was the person trafficked?”. There are three common elements: force, fraud, and/or coercion. The purpose is to profit through a commercial sex act or labor.

Defeat Human Trafficking Ministry
Awareness is Our Weapon

Below are a few Podcasts that help everyone understand what Human Trafficking is:

  • End Human Trafficking Podcast #1 - "What is Human Trafficking Learn what human trafficking is so that you can begin to study this issues, be a voice, and make a difference in ending it. 
  • End Human Trafficking Podcast #2 - "Human Trafficking is BIG Business" Learn about some of the business and economic issues that drive human trafficking so that you can begin to study this issue, be a voice, and make a difference. 
  • End Human Trafficking Podcast #3 - "Children in Human Trafficking Learn about how children are involved in human trafficking so that you can begin to study these issues, be a voice, and make a difference in ending it. 
  • End Human Trafficking Podcast #4 - "Physiology of Children in Human Trafficking" Learn about how the physiology of children plays a major role in human trafficking. 
  • End Human Trafficking Podcast #5 - "Annual Trafficking in Persons Report" Learn about the annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report that is issued by the U.S. State Department.