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Signs of Possible Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is tough to spot. Just because you don’t notice it doesn’t mean it’s not happening. Four signs that could indicate someone is being trafficked are 1) Lack of control, 2) Abnormal behavior, 3) Poor mental health, and 4) Poor physical health. Lack of control could look like… Restricted or controlled communication with others A lack of personal space or appearing to be closely monitored A teen or pre-teen with overly sexualized behavior for their age A brand or tattoo of a name, barcode, or symbol Abnormal behavior could look like… Fearing law enforcement Being unaware of what city they’re in due to frequent relocations Wearing expensive items they weren’t able to afford before Exhibiting hypervigilant behavior Having a new, older...

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Human Trafficking in Wisconsin

Human trafficking happens out in the open, right in public, and many people don’t realize that it’s happening. We are on a mission to change that. Imagine a place where somebody on every block knows the signs of human trafficking and acts when they see it. Imagine how trafficking would go from hidden in plain sight to obvious--in plain sight. Imagine how, one by one, traffickers would be identified and arrested. Imagine how survivors would find support at Eye Heart World, face their trauma, and build the lives they want to live. The more people know about trafficking, the more people are on the lookout for this modern-day slavery. We are passionate about raising awareness about human trafficking. There are 3...

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April Newsletter from Alabama

“Break the silence. Stop the violence.” In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, our Alabama team attended Rape Crisis Center’s Take Back the Night event. Along with local advocates, survivors, and supporters of the fight against sexual violence and exploitation, our team was honored to participate in a candlelight vigil and moment of remembrance of victims and survivors of sexual assault. Ending the night with a walk of solidarity around Langan Park in Mobile, Alabama, this event brought awareness, education, and answers to sexual assault in the community. West Mobile Rotary Club Our Alabama team is extremely honored to have spoken at a West Mobile Rotary Club meeting. The West Mobile Rotary Club says that their object is to “encourage...

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April Newsletter from Wisconsin

April was Sexual Assault Awareness Month. People who experience sexual assault are more vulnerable to become victims of sex trafficking. We care about preventing sexual assault. Change You Can See When we shared how Micah at Northern Tide Tattoo helps survivors of sex trafficking, we were overwhelmed at the response! Every time we meet a survivor with a brand from a trafficker, he offers to cover it with a new tattoo—completely for free. One participant at The Rose Home had a black brand. Now it's completely obscured by brightly-colored lotus flowers, thanks to Micah. The survivor chose lotus flowers because they can grow in the mud. The tattoo reminds her of being a flower growing into something beautiful despite her childhood...

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March Newsletter from Alabama

One Year of Freedom at The Rose Center The Rose Center celebrated one year of fighting human trafficking on March 20th! Our dreams of a safe place for women and girls at risk of trafficking came true when we opened The Rose Center. For one year, we've been able to help women and girls at risk of — or involved with — trafficking meet their needs, self-identify as victims, attain coping skills, and gain workplace skills. We have seen our participants at the Rose Center experience love like never before and be empowered to leave a life of trafficking and trauma. This is what it’s all about: to show survivors that they are enough — that they do not need to do anything to deserve love. In...

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