Factors that create an environment for Human Trafficking:
Desire to move from conditions of extreme poverty, looking for a better life and more opportunities.
Demand for inexpensive labor and for sex services
Restrictive immigration policies
Messages to Victims:
• You are safe now.
• No one here will hurt you.
• Coming to us/working with us will help you.
• You are a victim, not a criminal.
• What happened to you was wrong, and the person who did this to you should be in jail.
• You have a right to live without being abused.
• You deserve the chance to become self-sufficient and independent.
• By helping us, you are helping yourself.
• We can help get you what you need.
• We can help to protect your family.
• You can trust us.
• We want to make sure what happened to you doesn’t happen to anyone else.
• You have rights.
• You are entitled to assistance. We can help you get assistance.
If you are a victim of trafficking, you can receive help to rebuild your life safely with our assistance.
Find out how much you know about human trafficking and how to identify it - learn more about the exploitation of people in the FSM. Most victims of trafficking voluntarily entered an exploitative situation in search of work, school or opportunity.