Human trafficking is a complex issue that must be addressed on multiple levels because there are more slaves in the world today than ever before.Here are 5 actual ways to fight human trafficking:
The international community has adopted the
The first “P” is Prevention. If we’re going to make real progress, we have to aim at the roots of the problem. Orphan care, working to end cycles of poverty, providing access to education and job training, and advocating for just labor practices and policy enforcement are all preventative efforts that will help to reduce the number of people vulnerable to slavery.
The second “P” is Protection. Effective efforts will prioritize the protection and restoration of human trafficking survivors. This includes equipping first responders, working toward partnerships between law enforcement and service providers, instituting safeguards for victims and their families, and establishing rehabilitation services that restore dignity and give victims access to new opportunities.
The final “P” is Prosecution. Bringing traffickers to justice is a crucial deterrent to future offenders. To help facilitate this around the world, the United States’ Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) provides minimum standards for prosecuting trafficking offenders, and the State Department’s
assesses and ranks governments’ anti-trafficking efforts.
The international community’s “3 P’s” provide a big-picture approach for how to effectively fight against human trafficking and its root causes, but
around the world.
With more than 40 million people in slavery around the world, the fight can be overwhelming. Change must happen at a systemic level, but how can one person make a difference?
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