ENDING TRAFFICKING: Our #TalkTraffic Video Series

OUR APPROACH, WHAT WE’RE DOING, AND HOW YOU CAN HELP

NY Anti-Trafficking Network (NYATN) sheds light on the problem of trafficking in persons, with the goal of ending and preventing trafficking, and providing survivors with the help they need to reclaim their lives and their voices. We leverage our collective expertise as lawyers, social workers, and policy advocates to change law and policy on trafficking. NYATN has provided direct legal and social services to several thousand survivors of human trafficking since 2002.

This series of ten short videos provides essential insights into understanding the large-scale issue of trafficking in persons: what it looks like; why human rights are important; the kinds of help survivors usually need; the solutions to end trafficking; and what you can do directly to help.

Our featured experts — lawyers, social workers, and policy advocates — take on trafficking from different disciplines, and offer up a variety of insights on ways to engage and solve this urgent and important human rights issue.

We want you to watch and share! Connect with us on Twitter @NYATN and share your ideas — #TalkTraffic

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INTRODUCTION

This video is an introduction to a series of short videos sharing insights and expert advice on understanding survivors and ending trafficking.

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WHAT IS TRAFFICKING?

When a person is trafficked, she or he experiences some type of force, fraud, or coercion in work, usually in low-wage industries. It’s important to understand what trafficking looks like, so we can give people the help they need and want. Learn more about the dynamics of trafficking in persons.

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HUMAN RIGHTS APPROACH

Responses to trafficking involve important human rights issues. Solutions to trafficking that are rooted in human rights respect the dignity and self-determination of the person who may be trafficked. Learn more about what it means to approach trafficking through this lens.

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SURVIVORS SHARING THEIR VOICES

Survivors of trafficking move on to reclaim their lives in so many different ways. The trafficking experience is not a core piece of their identity. Learn more about how survivors can share their voices while protecting their privacy.

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SOCIAL SERVICES

It’s crucial for survivors of trafficking to work with trained social workers who can help them navigate different systems and opportunities that can support them in moving forward. Learn more about the kinds of services qualified social workers can provide trafficking survivors.

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LEGAL SERVICES

Survivors of trafficking need a wide range of legal services. It takes expert legal knowledge and experience to work with a survivor as he or she moves through immigration, criminal justice, housing, civil litigation, or family law issues. Learn more about how survivors can work with their lawyers on navigating different legal systems.

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SOLUTIONS

Our goal is to end trafficking, and to prevent it from happening in the first place. We also want to help survivors reclaim their voices and their lives. Learn more about the solutions we need that will put an end to trafficking.

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WHAT YOU CAN DO

Trafficking in persons is a global problem, and it can feel overwhelming. But there’s a lot you can do to help. Learn more about how we can all come together to support survivors and end trafficking.

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WHY DECRIMINALIZE SEX WORK?

Trafficking happens in a wide range of low-wage industries, including sex work. In most places around the world, engaging in sex work can get you arrested. This actually makes it harder for sex workers and survivors of trafficking to seek help when they need it. Learn more about why it’s important to decriminalize sex work and keep people out of the criminal justice system.

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WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOU SEE SOMEONE YOU THINK MAY BE TRAFFICKED?

At NY Anti-Trafficking Network, people ask us all the time, “What should I do if I see or meet someone who may be trafficked? How do I help in the moment?” It can be difficult to tell if a person has been trafficked, and it takes time and understanding to see how you can help. Learn more about how you can support someone you think may be a victim or survivor of trafficking.

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NY Anti-Trafficking Network (NYATN) sheds light on the problem of trafficking in persons, with the goal of ending and preventing trafficking, and providing survivors with the help they need to reclaim their lives and their voices. We are the first network of anti-trafficking service providers, policy advocates, and activists in New York State. NYATN has provided direct legal and social services to several thousand survivors of human trafficking since 2002.

Production Credits: Producers: Juhu Thukral, Jeffrey Yamaguchi, and Suzanne Seltzer. Video Production/Filming/Editing: Jordan Timpy and Cassie Timpy of Agape Visuals. Music: Broke For Free.

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