Beyond the Basics

Tactics, Targets and Survivors' Voices

Deeper Still

Traffickers groom their victims in many different ways, but they all use the same basic process involving betrayal, manipulation and abuse.


Foreign nationals are enslaved in domestic or manual labor jobs through the same betrayals, as well as isolation, language barriers and confiscated or falsified papers.

Beyond the basics of human trafficking is how the crime is perpetrated on victims, families and communities.


Take a short time to get to know how some groups are targeted and manipulated -- and add to your ability to observe the world around you for signs of trafficking in all its forms.  

Half a Lunch Hour

In about a half an hour here, you can expand your understanding of human trafficking, including how:


  • Victims of coerced labor are trafficked.

  • Boys, not just girls, are targeted.

  • Traffickers target people with disabilities.

  • LGBTQ teens are uniquely vulnerable.

  • Victims of domestic servitude suffer in plain sight.

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