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Operation Wonky
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Operation Wonky

A bar owner was reportedly offering free accommodations, water, and electricity to attract new employees. After placing himself in a position of increased power, he reportedly encouraged six vulnerable hires to engage in sex work. Of these females, five were minors.   The vigilant OUR Rescue team in Asia used information…

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Operations
Operation Los Cabineros

In Peru, it has been reported that two men worked together to create and distribute Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) of boys between 8-10 years old.  One of the suspects operated an internet center on the first floor of his home. With video games available to be played, this gave…

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Education
Human Trafficking Statistics and Facts In 2024

“Human Trafficking is the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of people through force, fraud or deception, with the aim of exploiting them for profit. Men, women and children of all ages and from all backgrounds can become victims of this crime, which occurs in every region of the world.

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Survivor Care
Voices of Freedom

We stand with survivors of human trafficking and exploitation in their healing journey. With your support, we can continue to provide survivors with invaluable tools they need to heal and thrive.

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Education
How Big of a Problem is Human Trafficking?

How big of a problem is human trafficking? To answer this question, we don’t want to just tell you that human trafficking (most commonly labor and sex trafficking) is a huge problem, but also provide numbers that can be readily understood.

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Education
How can I, as a parent, protect my kids?

After people learn about human trafficking and the evil that exists in the world, one of the most common questions we get asked at O.U.R. is, “How do I protect my kids?”

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Education
How can I Identify Human Trafficking?

Learn the 13 common indicators to help recognize human trafficking in your area.

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Education
The Different Types of Human Trafficking

When people think about human trafficking, they often imagine the scenario in the major feature film Taken, where a young girl is abducted on a trip to Europe and subsequently exploited for sexual situations with paying customers.  While there are certainly real elements of human trafficking present in the film,…

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Operations
How the O.U.R. Operations Team Grew From One Man To A Worldwide Anti-Human Trafficking Unit

The darkness of human trafficking is widespread across the globe, requiring the collaboration of law enforcement and anti-trafficking organizations to come together to combat the issue.

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Education
How To Spot Red Flags In Social Media Profiles

Knowing how to spot a fake profile can go far in protecting you and your loved ones against online exploitation.

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Survivor Care
The Link Between Mental Illness and Human Trafficking

Discussing the relationship between mental illness and human trafficking can help create an environment of understanding of the experiences of survivors, as well as how different mental conditions can affect one’s risk of being trafficked. 

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Education
LGBTQ+ Youth and Human Trafficking

While human trafficking affects every demographic, studies show that LGBTQ+ youth are at an elevated risk for being trafficked. This risk comes from higher rates of discrimination, less social and economic support, and higher rates of homelessness than the average youth (Polaris Project.) This combination of vulnerabilities culminates in an…

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Education
How to Practice Online Safety While Using TikTok

You can take charge of you and your family’s online safety by taking simple measures online. We have collected some simple steps to secure your accounts - learn more today.

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Education
The Truth About Human Trafficking at the Super Bowl

Awareness campaigns and police operations run in Super Bowl host cities have garnered lots of media attention. But does the Super Bowl truly lead to an increase in instances of human trafficking?

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Operations
6 Forms of Human Trafficking & Exploitation (and How OUR Fights to End Each One)

Child sex trafficking has been reported in all 50 U.S. States. Read the most common forms of trafficking & exploitation.

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Education
What Human Trafficking Looks Like

There is a common misconception that human trafficking victims are kept in cages and chains. While this is not outside the realm of possibilities in the most egregious cases, human trafficking is so pervasive, in part, due to how easily it can be kept under the radar.