Human trafficking is the act of recruiting, harboring, transporting, providing or obtaining a person for compelled labor or commercial sex acts through the use of force, fraud or coercion. Human trafficking can include, but does not require, movement. You can be a victim of human trafficking in your hometown. Sexual exploitation and forced labor are the most commonly identified forms of human trafficking. More than half of the victims are female. Child trafficking is the recruitment, coercion, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of children under the age of 18 for the purpose of exploitation.
The Maternal and Child Health Program is supporting a collection hosted by the Philadelphia Commission for Women and WOAR, Philadelphia Center Against Sexual Violence to support local victims of human trafficking. Please see the attached flyer for details regarding items needed. Donations will be accepted through January 31st.
You may drop off your donation in the Nesbitt Lobby – look for the flyer and collection box as you walk into the lobby to the right. We appreciate all donations to help victims in our community.
Human Trafficking Resources
- National Human Trafficking Tipline: 1-888-373-7888 or text 233733
- National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking (pdf)
- Blue Campaign Human Trafficking Public Awareness Campaign
- Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) Resources