The organization Trafficking In People, or TIP, evaluates the progress of over 175 nations; progress towards eradicating human trafficking within its borders. Nations are ranked according to Tier’s.
Tier 1 is countries whose governments fully comply with the minimum standards of the TVPA. America is ranked Tier 1.
Tier 2 is countries whose government do not fully comply with the minimum stands. But they are making significant efforts to do so.
Tier 3 is countries whose governments do not fully comply with the minimum standards and are not making any efforts to do so.
Human slaves are victims and as such they need housing, food, and clothing. They need cash assistance, protection and safety.
Mental health care is needed for the victim and the family and friends. Excellent medical care and education and jobs are needed.
Often when victims are being held they are given drugs to make them compliant, so rehab may be what is needed to get them off of drugs and alcohol.
Many victims need legal assistance, nutritional counseling, and unwavering support and care.
International victims will need help possibly with language, repatriation help or immigration assistance and reunion with their families.
These people are not criminals, but they are victims. They were owned and they were made to do the things they did. They have been used and abused and they need a lot of love, acceptance, and support.
Severe Human Trafficking is defined as the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provisioning , or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act, which is induced by force, fraud, or coercion or in which the person induced to perform such an act is a minor. The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provisioning or obtaining of a person for labor or services through the use of force, fraud, or coercion, for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage or slavery.
1-888+3737+888 is the number to call if you think someone is being held against their wishes. If you ever meet someone who has been owned by another person, give them support, acceptance and no pity. Rejoice that they got out. But remember, if they are out, someone else is in the process of being taken.