Human Trafficking -- What is Your Role in Helping Victims & Survivors?

Human Trafficking -- What is Your Role in Helping Victims & Survivors?

According to the Walk Free Movement 45.8 million people are enslaved worldwide. Nearly 1 in 3 victims of slavery are children. Over half of victims of slavery are women and children.  The National Human Trafficking Hotline has received 13,454 this year with 31 human trafficking cases being reported in Iowa.

The Advocates at the Iowa Domestic Violence & Victim Service Call Center are among the 8.3 million people who are fighting to end slavery worldwide. We are focusing on increasing our knowledge and advocacy skills surrounding the topic of human trafficking. The Call Center will be hosting a human trafficking training on September 22nd that is open to service providers, law enforcement, nurses, teachers, parents, and any other community member who is interested in learning what their role is in helping victims and survivors of human. We are fortunate to have expert speakers that will be leading the training and we look forward to growing our knowledge and skills to continue to help our callers who may be a victim or survivor of human trafficking. Are you interested in attending this training? The image attached gives you details on how to register for the training.

We challenge you to think about the following points:

  • It’s not just law enforcement and service providers that cross paths with victims and survivors of human trafficking. These individuals are your neighbors, the person behind you in the grocery store, and/or the mom of the child who is in your daughter’s class. How may you be interacting with victims and survivors of human trafficking in your daily life?

    • Gas stations

    • Hotels

    • Hair and nail salons

    • Grocery store

  • Knowing that we all encounter human trafficking in our daily lives, most of the time without recognizing what we are around, will you choose to become educated on the topic and learn about how you can help victims?

  • How will you use the knowledge you gain on human trafficking to help prevent your loved ones from falling victim to human trafficking?

As always, Call Center Advocates are available 24/7, 365 days a year. Call us at 1-800-770-1650.