Labor Trafficking,

Sexual Exploitation…

A Global Crisis.

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”

– Frederick Douglass
Human trafficking is one of the fastest-growing crimes in the U.S. With between 100,000 and 300,0000 children vulnerable to human trafficking nationwide, education and prevention efforts are quickly becoming an imperative for local governments and school districts.

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What is Human Trafficking?

The Act
What is done
Recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, or receipt of persons.
The Means
How it is done
Threat or use of force, coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power or vulnerability, or giving payments or benefits to a person in control of the victim.
The Purpose
Why it is done
For exploitation, which includes exploiting the prostitution of others, sexual exploitation, forced labor, slavery or similar practices and the removal of organs.

The Statistics*

An estimated 40.3 million people were victims of modern slavery in 2016

24.9 million people were in forced labor

15.4 million people were living in a forced marriage

%

28.7 million or 71% of the overall total were women and girls

One in four victims of modern slavery were children

%

Modern Slavery occurred in every region of the world

*Statistics are based on a 2016 report by the International Labour Organization. Read more here.

PROTECT human trafficking prevention, Rochester NY

PROTECT

FDFI has partnered with two California non-profit organizations, 3Strands Global Foundation and Love Never Fails, to develop PROTECT, the largest and most comprehensive human trafficking prevention education program of its kind. The objective is to reduce the vulnerability of children to exploitation through the application of knowledge.

There are four components to PROTECT’s prevention and early intervention program:

PROTECT human trafficking prevention, Rochester NY

PROTECT

FDFI has partnered with two California non-profit organizations, 3Strands Global Foundation and Love Never Fails, to develop PROTECT, the largest and most comprehensive human trafficking prevention education program of its kind. The objective is to reduce the vulnerability of children to exploitation through the application of knowledge.

There are four components to PROTECT’s prevention and early intervention program:

1. Protocol
Ensure that school districts and communities know how to respond to potential incidents of abuse and exploitation;
2. Professional Development

Training teachers and administrators on the subject of human trafficking and its historical connections

3. Classroom Curriculum

Trauma-informed, age-appropriate curriculum is delivered by teachers in grades 5, 7, 9 and 11 to build stronger children

4. Data Analysis
Arizona State University partners with us to process and analyze surveys resulting from the previous steps.

PROTECT was developed in cooperation with the Office of the Attorney General of California and the California Department of Education. The program is in more than 30 California counties as well as parts of Utah, Nevada, and Texas.

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