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The United States is starting to become more aware of sex trafficking. Sex trafficking can be defined as the illegal practice of transporting a victim from one country or area to another for the purpose of sexual exploitation. Unfortunately, women and young children are the most targeted. Truckers, restaurant workers, gas station personnel, and young women and children can learn to help identify and be aware of possible sex trafficking operations. So, here are some tips on how to recognize the signs of sex trafficking for young women.
How to Recognize the Signs of Sex Trafficking for Young Women
The Most Vulnerable
While anyone can be a victim of sex trafficking, women and young children are the most vulnerable. People of color and the LGBTQ+ community are also high on the list. Traffickers tend to prey on the most vulnerable in the communities including trauma individuals, runaways, undocumented immigrants, and those who are addicted to alcohol and drugs. For a more extensive list, click here.
Additionally, traffickers can be anyone. Strangers, family members and romantic partners can all be traffickers. They do not belong to any certain ethnic group, age, or gender either.
How They Lure Young Women
Sex traffickers can lure young women and children in a number of ways. Sometimes, it can be very hard to see and recognize how they target individuals, but the most common ways are:
Even though this is a short list of how they lure victims, there are many more ways in which they are tricked. For a bigger list, click here.
How To Recognize The Signs of Sex Trafficking
While there can be a long list of signs to recognize if someone is a victim of sex trafficking, here are more common signs to look for:
While these are just a few common red flags to look out for in recognizing sex trafficking, the list is extensive. For a longer list, click here.
Now that you have general ideas of what sex trafficking is and the signs to look out for, there are several ways to combat this horrendous crime. The first step is to understand and be aware of your surroundings. Recognizing the signs and how traffickers lure young women into slavery is important. But here are some other tips on how you can help stop it:
How to recognize the signs of sex trafficking for young women can be hard, but it is important to equip yourself with the necessary knowledge to end these illegal crimes. Children, young women, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and minorities are the most targeted. Being aware of your surroundings, where to shop, who you speak with online, and reporting any suspicious behavior to the National Human Trafficking Hotline are the best ways to keep yourself and your community safe. The better prepared everyone is, the more sex trafficking can be halted.
Written by: Maggie
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