The Museum of Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking is the illegal movement of people, typically for the purposes of forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation. 

Human Trafficking or Slavery in the U.S started in the 1619, when Dutch Traders captured Spanish slave ship and brought them to the English Colony of Jamestown, Virginia.
The average ages for Human Trafficking is between 12-14, but the younger a person is, the more it cost to buy them and the older they are, the cheaper it is to buy that person because when your your younger your easy to manipulate then it is when your older
The Labor for Child Victims of Human Trafficking, are different than from older victims, which involves the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, or receipt of children for the purpose of exploitation. The commercial sexual exploitation of children can take many forms, including forcing a child into prostitution or other forms of sexual activity or child pornography. Child exploitation may also involve forced labour or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude, the removal of organs, illicit international adoption, trafficking for early marriage, recruitment as child soldiers, for use in begging or as athletes, or for recruitment for cults
Women In Human Trafficking, usually aren't used for labor like Men or Children. Women victims in Human Trafficking are used as Sex Slaves or Sexual Exploitation. Women may become victims of trafficking when they seek assistance to obtain employment, work permits, visas and other travel documents. Traffickers prey on women's vulnerable circumstances and may lure them into crime networks through deceit and false promises of decent working conditions and fair pay.
Men who are exposed to trafficking can be any age, be from anywhere and can be employed in jobs as diverse as construction, food processing, agriculture and oil extraction. Often trafficked men face long work hours, low or no pay, injuries, fees, fines and debts, psychological, physical and sexual abuse. In most cases the men work voluntarily, but are deceived and exploited along the way.
Human Trafficking or slavery was mentioned in the Old Testament about several times.
This Picture represents the kind of work a victim of Human Trafficking would have to do. In this example is Forced Labor usually Forced labor is used in the Human Trafficking of Men
This picture represents another form of Human Trafficking which is when your trafficked for entertainment such as Sports. In roman times People were bought by a lanista a person who would buy people for Gladiatorial Combat.
Another way a Victim of Human Trafficking could be used for, is to use their organs, especially the Kidneys. Since Kidney transplants have very long waiting list and criminals use this to their advantage to make money. The danger of this though is that for the victim, because during the removal of their organ its usually a very clandestine place its done at and their is no medical follow up after.
This picture represents the places where victims of Human Trafficking come from. Usually victims of Human Trafficking come from poor places, the most common place being Africa.
After being a Victim of Human Trafficking unless you were trafficked in your own country can be hard. Most of the time the victims of Human Trafficking come from other countries, so if someone is able to escape human trafficking, there are little places to go and if you go the police you risk being deported back into your country. But if you manage to stay most likely you become Homeless.
This Picture is supposed to represent a Survivor of Human Trafficking know as Holly Smith. In her story she said it started with exchanging Numbers with a man at the atlantic mall, after exchanging numbers with this man he tried to talk her into running away with him. When she was depressed the most she decided that she would. Within hours of meeting this man she was forced into prostitution. She wasn't found until arrested for prostitution.
This picture of the Underground Railroad is supposed to represent that there are Organizations combating Human Trafficking. Such as Not For Sale, Polaris Project, and Love146.
This Picture is supposed to represent, How you can help fight Human Trafficking. There are many ways you can help fight Human Trafficking some of them being to, Raise awareness, Donate to organizations, maybe even join a local Human Trafficking Task Force one of these task forces being "C.A.S.T" (Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking, Los Angeles)
Human Trafficking has many forms Forced labor, child labor, sexual exploitation and forced donation of organs. Their are about 600,000 to 800,000 people trafficked across international borders each year, and their are approximately 20 to 30 million slaves today. And the worst part of it is it could happen to anyone.
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