Human Trafficking Advocate Certification
This program will help attendee’s to develop an understanding of human trafficking and be able to answer the following questions:
- What is human trafficking?
- Where does human trafficking take place?
- What are the different types of human trafficking?
- Who is being trafficked?
- What can I do to help?
- How do I assess a victim of human trafficking and assist the victim?
Advocacy and Counseling
There are approximately 27 million victims worldwide according to FreeThe Slaves organization. An estimated 80% are female and 50% are children (US State Department).
Victims are trafficked for a variety of purposes, but primarily forced labor involving commercial sex acts, agricultural labor, industrial labor, and/or domestic servitude. Approximately 63% of cases involve some form of bonded labor which includes debt bondage (Siddharth Kara).
Human trafficking is a market-based economy that exists on “supply and demand” principles. It thrives because conditions are allowed for high profits to be generated at low risk.
It is the fastest growing criminalized industry in the world, passing the illegal arms trade, making it the 2nd largest criminalized industry (Polaris Project).
It is estimated that the total yearly profits are around $35 billion dollars. $15.5 billion is made in industrialized countries; $9.7 billion in Asia; $13,000 a year to $67,000 a year per victim, by forced labor (Polaris Project).