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: