This Domestic Violence Awareness Month we wanted to take a moment to talk about the intersection of domestic violence and trafficking, which most people might not think too much about. This statistic provided above is likely a higher percentage among women who are trafficked, but due to shame, and fear of the law, a majority of cases will go unreported. This is supported by research provided by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence: “only approximately one-quarter of all physical assaults, one-fifth of all rapes, and one-half of all stalking that is perpetuated against females by intimate partners are reported to the police.”
Happy Women’s Equality Day! Over the past hundred years, the Women’s Rights Movement has made some pretty major strides, but we are not there yet.
Learn more about the importance of women's equality, and how it is critical in the fight against human trafficking.
“Why doesn’t she just leave?” When we hear criticism of survivors, this is the question we most often hear. But the power and control a trafficker has is calculated, and often violent. Each survivor’s experience is unique but there is a general pattern to the way a person is trafficked.
Learn more about the three stages of trafficking.