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communities free from human trafficking

End Human Trafficking. Ignite Hope.

HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world, with more than 40 million victims worldwide. And it’s happening today — in our communities.

Simply put, human trafficking is any time a person is forced, tricked, or manipulated into providing labor or sexual service for someone else’s financial gain. Or, anytime a child is involved in a commercial sex act, whether or not there is someone directly forcing them to do so.

Unbound

Unbound is fighting back! Unbound activates local communities to fight human trafficking through prevention & awareness, professional training, and survivor advocacy. With locations in the United States and around the world, we believe that together, we can end human trafficking and ignite hope.

Take Action.

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Learn

Unbound provides prevention & awareness presentations and professional trainings to equip everyone in the communities we serve to join the fight against human trafficking.

Request a presentation or training on the Locations pages.

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serve

Your involvement can make a big impact. Each Unbound location has unique opportunities and events you can help with. Lawyers, doctors, moms, kids, college students and more - there's a way for you to fight human trafficking!

If you're interested in volunteer opportunities, your best first step is to contact your local Unbound location.

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GIVE

Your gift can stop human trafficking and restore lives. Unbound works around the world — choose where you want your tax-deductible donation to go.


No location near you?

You can still learn, serve and give to fight human trafficking.

Learn

Follow us on social media and check out our blog for more resources to educate yourself on human trafficking. There are amazing resources out there, and we’ll do our best to help you know about them. To get you started, Unbound published its first book this year, “Surviving ‘The Life:’ How I Overcame Sex Trafficking.” In this quick read, survivor advocate Julia Walsh tells her story of falling victim to, and overcoming, sex trafficking. “Surviving ‘The Life’” is now available on Amazon.

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Have you researched organizations in your community that fight human trafficking? If none exist yet, look for opportunities that involve mentoring at-risk youth, serving victims of crime, or providing resources to those who may be vulnerable to exploitation. Even though these organizations may not be focused on human trafficking, all of this is human trafficking prevention.

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Learn more about the locations of Unbound around the world that you can partner with, or find an organization in your community to support. Not everyone can do this work as their full-time job, but your monetary gift can go a long way in the fight.

Do you need help?

If you’re in immediate danger, dial 9-1-1.

The National Human Trafficking Hotline is available 24/7 and is confidential and multilingual. Call 1-888-373-7888 or text “help” to BEFREE (233733).

How do I know if I’m a victim?

You may be a victim of human trafficking if…

  • You are not free to come or go.

  • Someone is withholding your documentation (ID, visa, passport) or money from you.

  • You were recruited to your work through false promises.

  • You are being threatened or abused in your job.

  • You work excessively long hours with no breaks.

  • You are made to live in your working establishment.

  • You are unpaid or paid very little.

  • You are working in the commercial sex industry and are under the age of 18 or have a manager/pimp.

  • You are being forced, threatened, or manipulated to provide sexual acts.

If any of these describe you or someone you know, please reach out for help.