Labor trafficking
Assess your footprint on the labor side of human trafficking:

1. Buy smart – know the products you purchase are slave free and/or fair trade items or

2. Learn more about companies you purchase from. Ask are they monitoring their supply chain to know it is slave free. See these websites for more information: and
“Everyday Justice” by Julie Clawson (2009) gives great perspective and information

3. Ask for changes from companies to monitor their contributions and from government officials to do more to prevent, intervene, and provide solutions to these issues.

Sex trafficking thrives everywhere we tolerate it. Assess societal factors creating demand and seek to change any involvement in entities that contribute.

4. Address the Demand – Ending demand for the commercial sexual exploitation of women and children. This is an issue of more than morality it is about public health. This must be addressed by citizens, the church and organizations concerned for public health and the welfare of women and children. See the demand section on or

5. Prevention training – Educators, parents, civic organizations and churches need to teach children the practices of grooming and recruitment. Preventing sexual abuse is a huge key to minimizing children being coerced into commercial exploitation. Consider these resources:
“Stewards of Children” online training at
“Deceptions” video based training for youth
“Parenting in a Sexualized Culture”
“Chosen” by
See also

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