Videos from New York Anti-Trafficking Network
Why Decriminalize Sex Work?
In curbing human trafficking, criminalizing sex workers is not the answer, and in turn, puts many at risk in becoming enmeshed in the justice system, leading to problems finding work, citizenship and housing.
What To Do In The Moment
Help human trafficking victims by staying level-headed and not immediately calling police. Instead, build trust and offer them resources for health and safety.
What Can You Do?
Support communities vulnerable to trafficking by tipping service workers well, avoiding shaming victims, being open minded, holding the media accountable for trafficking representations, and contacting anti-trafficking and anti-poverty networks.
Want to fight human trafficking? Educate yourself, empower survivors, and take preventative measures to end systemic circumstances that leave victims vulnerable, from poverty to undocumented status.
Lawyers are crucial for human trafficking victims' rights, from extricating them from the criminal justice system to fighting for immigration status.
To help rebuild their lives, human trafficking survivors need resources to ensure stability, from housing, jobs, healthcare, education, professional guidance and all basic amenities for life.
Survivors Sharing Voices
In supporting human trafficking victims and survivors, it's important to create safe spaces through informed consent, not to punish them for speaking out, and providing resources so they will thrive.
What Is Trafficking?
On supporting trafficking survivors by prioritizing their needs and rights, and not criminalizing them, which leads to further vulnerability.
In the 21st century, we sadly still deal with trafficking around the world, and our New York State communities. NYATN helps us stay on top of developing trafficking news reports, and new laws, or improvements that will have an impact on trafficking survivors. Follow NYATN at their Twitter handle @NYATN to have a more interactive newsfeed.
Not knowing how to help stop human trafficking can become overwhelming. NYATN offers easy online access to learn how to be an anti-trafficking advocate. On the “What You Can Do” page, everyone is provided with information, advice, events, and articles on how you can take action on this cause. The posts are also social-media friendly, so you can easily share them with others to join the fight.