Breaking the Link of Demand. The work of cutting off demand for human trafficking is complex and requires a range of partners working together around a shared rejection of products and services obtained by force, fraud, or coercion. Social media and technology are being used to provide information about companies though there is still a need to explore new methods of raising awareness about the nature and proximity of human trafficking. With greater understanding of the crime, and a clear tool or means to make a difference, consumers and businesses alike will be more likely to take steps to diminish the demand for forced labor.
No one action, event, or internet site is the root cause of human trafficking, The root causes that allow trafficking to flourish are:
Education is a key factor in reducing ignorance on this issue and the ability of predators to meet their demands. When people are aware they are better able to avoid getting trapped.
A Toolkit for Planning Trafficking-Free Sporting (and Other) Events is available from Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) Human Trafficking Group.
Educates, equips, empowers and mobilizes members of the trucking and travel plaza industry to combat domestic sex trafficking. You can ‘like’ them on Facebook and receive updated information on your Facebook page.
MIS actively works with corporations to improve their policies and identify human trafficking victims within their industries. The resources provided are intended to help you, whether you are a consumer or hotel staff member, take an active role in ending this global tragedy.
SOAP is an outreach that distributes thousands of bars of soap with the National Human Trafficking Hotline number and key identifying questions FREE to local motels.
This is a national campaign to raise awareness about the trafficking of children.
This international organization’s mission is to eradicate sex trafficking. They have a program calledThe Defenders for men take a pledge against trafficking.
NCMEC has developed Netsmartz, a program that creates interactive, educational safety resources for children ages five to seventeen.
This website promotes the Code of Conduct which urges hospitality industry organizations to endorse it, and to train employees to recognize and safely report possible incidents of human trafficking.
“Buyers Beware: Mobilizing to End Demand” by Shared Hope on Vimeo.
“The Next Generation of Manhood” by A Call to Men on YouTube
Go to your phone’s app store and download smart phone apps to see if forced labor has been used for your product. They include:
Find fair trade and slavery-free products on the Fair for All Shopping Guide. This includes some online options as well as brick & mortar for central Indiana area. Does your state have similar stores? We could post their information also.