Humans are being trafficked at an alarming rate. There are currently an estimated 30+ million people being forced into modern-day slavery worldwide. Those affected are ripped from their families and thrown into a system of black-market practices.
Slavery was abolished as part of the 13th Amendment in 1865, but unbeknownst to most is the staggering worldwide growth of human trafficking today. The numbers are unfortunately staggering in this illegal industry. There are over 30 million people currently being trafficked on a global scale, and 80% of them are sexually exploited. Additionally, while modern-day slavery can affect anyone, women are disproportionately affected.
Human traffickers can mask themselves well, and we have seen this through fraudulent recruitment networks that take advantage of people seeking a better life in the U.S. and throughout the world. As a leader in global healthcare recruitment, we must raise awareness of the horrors of human trafficking and the many ways to get involved in the fight against modern-day slavery. Here are four ways to help end human trafficking, in observance of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.
Ways Anyone Can Get Involved in Helping End Human Trafficking
- Volunteer – There are numerous antislavery organizations that you can get involved with. You can also link up with local and regional communities, college campus clubs, professional gatherings, and peaceful marches, to name a few. Search endslaverynow.org to find antislavery organizations suitable for you.
- Donate – There are many antislavery organizations that you can financially contribute to. A few of the top charities fighting to end human trafficking include, but are not limited to, the Coalition Against Trafficking Women, Agape International Missions (AIM), Polaris Project, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children(NMEC), and Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking(CAST).
- Educate – There are a plethora of misconceptions when it comes to human trafficking and modern-day slavery. The National Human Trafficking Resource Centeroffers a helpful Action-Means-Purpose (AMA) model to recognize potential signs of human trafficking. The ‘Action’ is obtaining a person, ‘Means’ is recruiting by a forceful or fraudulent manner, and the ‘Purpose’ is for the specific reason to exploit the persons. There are two online documentaries you can check out for more information, The Traffickers, an eight-part docuseries on Netflix, and Ghost Fleet, which is available on Amazon Prime, highlighting the war against trafficking in the fishing industry.
- Participate – Try attending community training or going to peaceful rallies, forums, and gatherings. You can also take to social media and wear your blue clothing to help build virtual and worldwide awareness as part of the Blue Campaign. The Blue Campaign is a national public awareness campaign designed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Through education and training, the Blue Campaign works toward the prevention and protection to end all forms of human trafficking.
MedPro International values every step of the recruitment process. As such, every corporate employee attends ethical recruitment training to ensure they are adequately prepared to guide foreign-educated healthcare professionals through the things to be cognizant of when researching recruitment organizations. While we hope to be the company of choice for all foreign-educated healthcare professionals, in the event they do not select MedPro International, it is important to us that they choose an ethical organization to bring their American Dream to life.
MedPro International prides itself on the ethical recruitment of foreign-educated healthcare professionals. They can trust us to safely help them advance their careers by placing them within our extensive network of clientele. MedPro International strongly opposes human trafficking. Our organization is subscribed to the American Association of International Healthcare Recruitment (AAIHR) code of ethics and holds a board seat on the AAIHR committee.
You can visit humantraffickinghotline.org (NHTH) for more information, call the U.S. National Tip Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or contact BeFree Textline at 233733 to report crimes as well.