Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013
Human Trafficking involves an act of recruiting, transporting, transferring, harboring or receiving a person through a use of force, coercion or other means, for the purpose of exploiting them. Every year, thousands of men, women and children fall into the hands of traffickers, in their own countries and abroad. Human trafficking can occur in any industry, including agriculture, construction, domestic service (housekeeper, nanny), restaurants, salons, commercial sex work, massage parlors, and small businesses. Representatives from the Washington Anti-Trafficking Response Network (WARN) and the Providence Intervention Center for Assault & Abuse will provide an overview of human trafficking from a local, national and global perspective. With awareness, you can help to identify and report cases of human trafficking.