Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery where people profit from the control and exploitation of others. As defined under U.S. federal law, victims of human trafficking include children involved in the sex trade, adults age 18 or over who are coerced or deceived into commercial sex acts, and anyone forced into different forms of "labor or services," such as domestic workers held in a home, or farm-workers forced to labor against their will. The factors that each of these situations have in common are elements of force, fraud, or coercion that are used to control people.
We are committed to combating human trafficking and modern-day slavery, and to strengthening the anti-trafficking movement.
Human trafficking and sex slavery is something that happens not just in third world countries but right here in the U.S. It is estimated that there are over 100,000 children in the sex trade in the United States and, victims are not just the poor or "at-risk" youth. Find out more.
On Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 2 PM, the HTLC Advocacy group will host a public showing of the film Not My Life. "Not My Life probes the dark, hidden, and often unspeakable realities of human trafficking and modern-day slavery-- multi-billion dollar global industries that earn their profits, as the film’s narration says, “on the backs and in the beds of our planet’s youth.” - Director Robert Bilheimer
A $10 suggested donation is requested. All procedes will go to organizations that combat human trafficking and/or help victims. Please come and learn more about these horrible crimes and what we can do to prevent them and help victims.