Human Trafficking Awareness

How Do Traffickers Control Victims?

§ Seize trafficked persons’ travel documents

§ Keep trafficked persons’ earnings

§ Convince them that no one cares about them and will punish them without their protection

§ Physically and mentally abuse and manipulate them through threats and fear

§ Inhibit contact with outside world

§ May allow regular phone calls, minor fund transfers home

§ To reduce suspicion

§ To keep the home village open for recruiting