Spot the signs and change someone’s future
Human trafficking is the movement or recruitment of people, through deception or coercion, for the purpose of exploitation. By spotting the signs you can help change the course of someone’s future.
Many child victims of human trafficking are reeled in by false promises of education or a better life. A child may be trafficked for labour purposes, commercial sex work, forced marriage or armed conflict. Through violence, abuse and threat, children face an upheaval that could detrimentally affect their lives forever.
Signs to look out for in an airport or on holiday if the person:
Remember: Spotting one of these signs may not mean that someone is being exploited or trafficked, but seeing one should be a reason to be suspicious. The more signs you see, the more likely that this person is being controlled, exploited or trafficked.
If you suspect that someone is being coerced and exploited, or you are yourself a victim of human trafficking, call your nearest local authorities.
Be part of the fight against human trafficking. If you see something suspicious locally, add to the global picture by downloading the STOP APP today.