Fighting Human Trafficking
Educating people on how to spot/report it, as well as help fund prevention.
This page is still under construction.
Since the very beginning, one of the project's goals has been to fight against human trafficking and educating people on identifying and preventing it. We have plans to collaborate with an organization that's already well-established on this matter, but in the meantime you can read our short guide below.
What is human trafficking?
Human trafficking is the trade of humans for the purpose of forced labour, sexual slavery, or commercial sexual exploitation for the trafficker or others.
Human Rights Commission divides human trafficking into three main categories: sex trafficking, forced labor, and debt bondage.
Forced labor, also known as involuntary servitude, is the most common form globally, according to the U.S. Department of State. Debt bondage is similar to it, as the individual is forced to work to pay a debt.
Women and children are the most common victims of sex trafficking, which often involves forced participation in commercial sex acts. Up to 80% victims are female, and yearly 1 million children are exploited in the commercial sex trade.
How to identify human trafficking?
An alerted individual can potentially save someone's life, if they have the knowledge and courage to take necessary actions when it's required. Human trafficking doesn't always happen behind closed doors or hidden from all eyes.
For an example, it can take place in construction sites, restaurants, elder care centers, nail salons, agricultural fields and hotels. The victims are often threatened, and might be too fearful to accept help. Here's a list of red flags, that could alert you to potential trafficking situation, that should be reported:
- Living with employer
- Poor living conditions
- Multiple people in cramped space
- Inability to speak to individual alone
- Answers appear to be scripted and rehearsed
- Employer is holding identity documents
- Signs of physical abuse
- Submissive or fearful
- Unpaid or paid very little
- Under 18 and in prostitution
Questions to ask
If you are able to speak with the potential victim privately, without their safety jeopardized because the trafficker is watching, here's a list of questions to ask if your concerns are raised:
- Can you leave your job if you want to?
- Can you come and go as you please?
- Have you been hurt or threatened if you tried to leave?
- Has your family been threatened?
- Do you live with your employer?
- Where do you sleep and eat?
- Are you in debt to your employer?
- Do you have your passport/identification? Who has it?
Where to get help?
Static Team/Marketing funds on the previous tokenomics as well as a major downturn in the market disabled us from being able to make the promised donation by the previous founders. However, the values that they held dear are what drove people in our community as well as the current new team members TOWARDS this project! A percentage of the Funds sent back to the marketing/platform development wallet will be donated to https://www.thorn.org/ as well as any other charities proposed on https://snapshot.org/#/lofcrypto.eth.