Stop the Sex Trade
Updated January 2020
HUMAN TRAFFICKING: ABDUCTING, FORCING, DECEIVING OR RECRUITING SOMEONE INTO WORKING AGAINST THEIR WILL. MOST COMMONLY FOR THE PURPOSES OF SEXUAL EXPLOITATION.
Slavery in any form is wrong. I'm just especially passionate about stopping sex traffickers using the massage industry as a front for such heinous activities.
What to do to help and make a long standing change?
- Pay attention to your surroundings? If you see any of these warning signs speak up to trained officials.
- Unless their employer or guardian is with them, they are briefly allowed out of the house,
- They have few personal belongings. The same clothes are worn regardless of weather conditions.
- The house or location in which they live has seemingly out of place high security precautions. (e.g. darkened windows, boarded up windows, bars on windows, barbed wire, security cameras, etc.)
- Seems to work strange hours - excessively long or odd
- Young people that are at home during the day, often during school hours. Many times they will be looking forlornly out of windows.
- Know that slavery does exist - get, and keep your head out of the sand.
83% OF CONFIRMED TRAFFICKING CASES IN THE UNITED STATES ARE AMERICAN BORN CITIZENS
This page is an informational site for all people that are stopping this. If you know of any resources, people, organizations that are a part of stopping human trafficking then, please send me an email with the info and I will add it to the list! My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Tips on how to help stop this from happening in the massage industry?
- Know where you are going for a massage.
- Ensure that they have licenses and establishment licenses (if applicable).
- Talk with them first, get referrals, if you don't feel right at the establishment, leave.
- You are offered sex. Then call trusted officials.
Help, support, share and donate when you can.
http://www.somaly.org/ Cambodian sex trade survivor Somaly Mam
http://dontsellbodies.org/ Actress Jada Pinkett Smith
https://www.tn.gov/news/36850 Tennessee Government Task Force
https://ithastostop.com/ Tennessee Human Trafficking Hotline
https://polarisproject.org/ National (US) Human Hotline
https://www.childwise.org.au/page/34/stop-sex-trafficking One of Australia's largest anti sex trafficking organizations
https://www.destinyrescue.org/aus/ Rescuing Children - Australia
http://www.insideoutcares.org/ Awareness and education about the evils of human trafficking, Eagle Idaho
https://humantraffickinghotline.org/state/idaho Idaho Human Trafficking Hotline
https://www.wearethorn.org/ Actor and Actress Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore Co Founders
http://www.halftheskymovement.org/ Turning oppression into opportunity for women worldwide
Trucking and Human Trafficking truck stops remain a frequent location of trafficking crimes
Change and growth needs to come with compassion and equality. Together through equality and inclusion we can and will stop selling people.