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If you or someone you know is a victim of human trafficking, please contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline

Call 1-888-373-7888
or
Text 233733

Human trafficking is "the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation. Exploitation shall include, at a minimum, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labor or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of organs." (United Nations definition)

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Human Trafficking Awareness

Human sex trafficking

Human sex trafficking is the most common form of modern-day slavery. Estimates place the number of its domestic and international victims in the millions, mostly females and children enslaved in the commercial sex industry for little or no money.1 The terms human trafficking and sex slavery usually conjure up images of young girls beaten and abused in faraway places, like Eastern Europe, Asia, or Africa. Actually, human sex trafficking and sex slavery happen locally in cities and towns, both large and small, throughout the United States, right in citizens’ backyards.

Human sex trafficking

Human sex trafficking is the most common form of modern-day slavery. Estimates place the number of its domestic and international victims in the millions, mostly females and children enslaved in the commercial sex industry for little or no money.1 The terms human trafficking and sex slavery usually conjure up images of young girls beaten and abused in faraway places, like Eastern Europe, Asia, or Africa. Actually, human sex trafficking and sex slavery happen locally in cities and towns, both large and small, throughout the United States, right in citizens’ backyards.

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Hands of Mothers (Manos de Madres) is a Memphis-based 501C3 nonprofit organization that supports women globally through education and economic empowerment. Since our founding in 2007, Hands of Mothers has created sustainable business opportunities for over 600 women in Honduras, South Africa and Rwanda. These women have not only improved their own lives, but also those of more than 3,000 children and family members.

World's Children

We Protect Vulnerable Children...
We understand child trafficking at its roots. Since 1965, we have helped orphans and vulnerable children through our child sponsorship program, and too many times we've witnessed the evil of these kidnappers. Watch the video to learn a bit more about what we do at World's Children.