Prevent Human Trafficking The best response to human trafficking is to prevent people from being trafficked in the first place. Traffickers lure victims in a variety of ways. Many victims fall into sex trafficking when the sex traffickers use violence, threats, lies, false promises, and manipulation. A child trafficker bought this girl from her parents, forcing her to sell flowers on Bangkok's streets. Here is some information to understand the breadth of this crime, internationally and domestically. This legislation would require large corporations to publicly disclose what anti-human trafficking and anti-child labor steps they are taking in their businesses. Trafficked persons can be rich or poor, men or women, adults or children, runaway youth, U. Of the 1, instances of human trafficking reported to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center this year so far, of those instances were related to sex trafficking. The number of human trafficking cases that Polaris learns about in the U. Red flags may include living with an employer, living in a cramped space with multiple other people, being unable to speak to another person privately, displaying signs of physical abuse, behaving submissively or fearfully, receiving extremely low or no pay for work, speaking in a manner that appears scripted and rehearsed, and prostituting while underage. Children are also exploited for the purposes of forced begging, child pornography or child labor. Though the 21 million individuals actually represent a lower percentage of the global population than the time of the slave trade, it's still a staggering reality. Sex trafficking involves individuals profiting from the sexual exploitation of others and has severe physical and psychological consequences for its victims. Join the Fight Get action alerts and updates on human trafficking. Here are some of the best resources: International sex trafficking occurs across national borders, requiring global cooperation to investigate, prosecute and convict sex traffickers and rescue traffic victims.