Presentation on theme: "Our Vision: ENC Stop Human Trafficking Now desires to create a community that actively works towards abolishing Human Trafficking locally and globally."— Presentation transcript:
Our Vision: ENC Stop Human Trafficking Now desires to create a community that actively works towards abolishing Human Trafficking locally and globally.
Mission Statement Educating citizens about the reality of Sex Trafficking and Labor Trafficking in Eastern North Carolina and around the world. *Expanding local markets for Fairly Traded items produced without coerced or exploitative labor practices. *Encouraging legislators, law enforcement, and the public to contribute to the fight to end Human Trafficking. *Collaborating with and supporting other local, national, and international anti-trafficking and victim-assistance efforts.
7 Military Bases in NC Pope Air Force Base, Cumberland County (Fayetteville) Seymour Johnson AFB, Goldsboro Fort Bragg (Army), Fayetteville Coast Guard, Elizabeth City Camp Lejeune (Marines), Onslow County Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, Havelock Marine Corps Air Station New River, Jacksonville
Why in North Carolina? Military presence Interstates 95 and 85 Coastal state Agriculture industry Large immigrant population
Human Trafficking Defined: “ the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, debt bondage, or slavery. " for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, debt bondage, or slavery. "
Human Trafficking: What Is It? Human trafficking is a form of modern- day slavery Victims of trafficking exploited for commercial sex or labor purposes Traffickers use force, fraud or coercion to achieve exploitation After drug dealing, human trafficking is tied with the illegal arms trade as the second largest criminal industry in the world, and it is the fastest growing.
Human Trafficking: Two Types Sex Trafficking and Labor Trafficking
Sex Trafficking What is it? The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act, induced by force, fraud or coercion, or in which person performing the act is under age 18. If a child is <18 years old and is being used for a commercial sex act, the child is considered a victim of trafficking; no further criteria must be met. If the person is >18 years old, it must be proven that the person is being used for a commercial sex act by force, fraud, or coercion.
Safe Harbor Effective October 1 Increases Penalties for purchasers and sellers of sex with minors (Johns and pimps) Protects children from being arrested for a crime committed against them
Protects Victims Mistake of age is no longer grounds for defense Consent of a minor is not a defense Allows for prostitution offenses to be erased from a victim's record when it can be proven that victims have been forced into prostitution or were under 18 at the time of the offense
Increases Penalties Makes pimping a felony in North Carolina Makes engaging in sexual acts with a prostitute a felony Upon second offense, solicitation of prostitution becomes a felony offense Increases felony penalties for trafficking of minors as well as those over the age of 18
11-14 years old-average age of first being prostituted No such thing as a “child prostitute” These are abused children Victims of sex trafficking Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking
Youth with histories of abuse Homeless, runaway or “throwaway” youth Youth within the foster care system & child protective services Who are especially vulnerable to domestic minor sex trafficking?
Who victimizes American children? Parents/other family members
Education-Prevention Demand Reduction: Relationship of Pornography industry to Human Trafficking Demand Reduction: Relationship of Pornography industry to Human Trafficking Reducing Vulnerability: Teaching girls how pimps recruit. Teaching girls to value themselves. Reducing Vulnerability: Teaching girls how pimps recruit. Teaching girls to value themselves.
Impacting Legislation NC-Safe Harbor NC-Safe Harbor US-TVPA Reauthorization US-TVPA Reauthorization SB 855-require schools to have prevention curriculum SB 855-require schools to have prevention curriculum
Contact Legislators Visits make the most impact Visits make the most impact Calls, Letters Calls, Letters Emails Emails
Contact local law enforcement Call the Sheriff Call the Sheriff Call the Police Chief Call the Police Chief Has your staff been trained on how to recognize Human Trafficking? Has your staff been trained on how to recognize Human Trafficking? Has your staff been trained on the new Safe Harbor law? Has your staff been trained on the new Safe Harbor law?
Work with local anti-Human Trafficking groups Work with local anti-Human Trafficking groups (I can email you a list) Work with local anti-Human Trafficking groups (I can email you a list) Get involved with national and international groups Get involved with national and international groups
The MOST important thing to do is... The MOST important thing to do is... SOMETHING!! SOMETHING!! The WORST thing you can The WORST thing you can do is... do is... NOTHING!! NOTHING!!
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