Human Trafficking

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LGBTQ Youth at High Risk of Becoming Human Trafficking Victims

LGBTQ youth are more likely than their straight counterparts to be bullied by their peers, ostracized by their communities, or fall prey to the scourge of child sex trafficking.

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Stronger Together in the Fight Against Human Trafficking

Human trafficking cuts across nationalities, gender, race, age, and socio-economic class. ACF is working to ensure that victims of all forms of human trafficking have access to the tools they need to rebuild their lives.

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Equipping Communities to Combat Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is very real, and it affects vulnerable people in rural and urban areas across our country.

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Human Trafficking Victims Can Text 'BeFree' to Get Help

The National Human Trafficking Resource Center has made it easier and safer for victims of trafficking to seek help.

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President Obama signs the Violence Against Women Act: What it Means for Victims of Human Trafficking

VAWA reauthorized key federal anti-trafficking programs for the next four years and added new protection for victims of violence and human trafficking.

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Human Trafficking is Modern Day Slavery

Human trafficking is tied with the illegal arms trade as the second largest criminal industry in the world after drug dealing.

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Ensuring the Well-Being of all Victims of Human Trafficking

ACF is strengthening the coordination of human trafficking victim services within HHS and across federal agencies.

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Human Trafficking: Why Awareness Matters

Of all the areas of human services I’ve been involved with over the years, few are as troubling as human trafficking, the modern-day equivalent of the slave trade.

Human trafficking targets vulnerable people of all ages. Traffickers take the wages of large numbers of victims in fields and factories and enslave workers in the hotels we stay in. Traffickers mislead skilled or educated adults facing chronic unemployment with the false lure of higher paying jobs.

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