At Dignity Regained we are committed to helping educate people about human trafficking. Since we are also new to discovering about human trafficking, we will be posting more as we do more research. Hopefully this will give you a snap shot into human trafficking and also be a bridge to other organizations and sites that also have education.
• Human Trafficking is defined as a crime against humanity, involving an act of recruiting, transporting, transfering, harbouring or receiving a person through a use of force, coercion or other means, for the purpose of exploiting them. -United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
• Today, there are 27 million people living in modern day slavery—more than any other time in history. -Bales, Disposable People
• After drug dealing, human trafficking (both sex trafficking and trafficking for forced labor) is tied with the illegal arms industry as the second largest criminal industry in the world today, and it is the fastest growing. -U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services
• Every country in the world is affected by trafficking. -UNODC
• Trafficking happens here in the United States to U.S. citizens (USC), and in every state in the nation. -US Department of State