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HUMAN TRAFFICKING

What Is Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is modern-day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. Millions of men, women, and children are trafficked into forced labor situations and into the sex trade worldwide. Many of these victims are lured from their homes with false promises of well-paying jobs; instead, they are forced or coerced into prostitution, domestic servitude, or other types of forced labor. Victims are found in legitimate and illegitimate labor industries, including sweatshops, massage parlors, agricultural fields, restaurants, hotels, and domestic service.

How you can help

Nearly everyone values one or more styles or types of art. Project HARTwork is able to create positive, win-win-win relationships with its product offerings. By purchasing Project HARTwork art, the purchaser is able to own fair trade art, support anti-human trafficking efforts, and support an artist continue producing artwork. Project HARTwork offers a unique opportunity for those that want to own fair trade art to also be a member of a special community which focuses on ending the global trafficking of their fellow human beings.

Types of Trafficking - 1/2 COLUMN

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Signs of Trafficking - 2/2 COLUMN

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Facts About Trafficking

Unfortunately human trafficking is at an all-time high and is the fastest growing crime committed globally. There are approximately 25 million slaves in the world today, and the number increases by the minute.  Between 14,500 and 17,500 people are trafficked into the U.S. each year.  That’s 45 men, women and children per day in the U.S. alone.

Cultural Considerations

Art is an inherent component of every culture throughout the world. This prolific and fundamental good can easily cross geographic, cultural, social, and even mental borders. Sharing objects which include an emotional connection creates awareness and bonds between people. It is our hope that an increase in value for shared artwork will extend to an awareness of the plight of those around the world who are suffering in the bonds of unwilling servitude. Ideally, this awareness will lead to action, and that action will lead to freedom.

 

 

Those Most at risk

One of the populations most at risk to be trafficked are those living in poverty. Typically, artists fall into this poverty population, especially in impoverished nations. By assisting artists in selling their works, we are helping to maintain an environment where they are at a lower risk of being trafficked. Additionally, when artists from impoverished areas are able to take advantage of a larger, more global market, they are able to use those sales-related funds to support their local community economically.

 

 

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