What Do Human Trafficking & Domestic Violence Have in Common?

Third Millenium Classrooms Newsletter by Katie McCall, CEO

Human trafficking and domestic violence both desire the same thing: power and control.

They can manifest themselves in very similar ways — coercion, manipulation, force.

These crimes against humanity affect millions, both women and men, of every race, religion, culture and status.

It’s not just punches and black eyes or voluntary work and nights out — it’s yelling, humiliation, stalking, manipulation, coercion, threats and isolation.

It’s keeping tabs online, non-stop texting, blackmail, constant use of the silent treatment, or calling someone stupid so often they believe it.

Experiencing domestic violence in a home can be a “push factor” for someone to leave their home, leaving them vulnerable to human trafficking.

If a person is being trafficked by a family member, violence is likely to occur, resulting in other forms of domestic violence.

If you think someone around you may be in danger of either, don’t hesitate to help: