Confiscated passport…withheld food…no communication…physical abuse…isolation…threats of having to repay travel costs…
These are just some of the challenges facing victims of trafficking.
Just imagine a person living next door to you is a slave, has been trafficked, or is being exploited… It’s hard to conceive, right? And yet we know that human trafficking and slavery happens in every country, every day.
Anyone can be trafficked regardless of race, class, education, gender, age, or citizenship when forcefully coerced or enticed by false promises. (UNICEF USA)
ZOE International is currently working in 5 countries in different ways, and to varying degrees. They are: USA, Thailand, Australia, Japan and Mexico.
Over the next week, we want to explore both what trafficking looks like, and what ZOE is currently doing in each of these five countries.