Fight Human Trafficking on your phone
The popularity of cell phone apps has made it easier to educate people about the signs of human trafficking and help them report those signs to authorities. Below are four free informative apps that will help smartphone owners report the signs of trafficking.
The STOP App
With the STOP app, anyone with a cell phone can anonymously report details of suspected human trafficking events to a global grassroots movement working with local communities and other organizations. Upload photos, detailed descriptions of suspected trafficking, and read information on what to look for before reporting.
Redlight Traffic educates users on the signs of human trafficking, and allows information on people, businesses, or vehicles involved in human trafficking to be reported. The website redlighttraffic.org is also a valuable resource for reading real stories from survivors, learning useful facts, and sharing information through social media.
SA Justice is a program from The Salvation Army USA Western Territory, which informs and inspires people to initiate social justice. The app offers information on how to identify and help victims and provides access to Army programs designed to combat human trafficking, such as, “We Will Not Be Silent” and “Stop the Traffik.” To download the app, search for SA Justice in the Apple App store or on Google Play.
Ban Human Trafficking
This is an interactive text adventure game that will help the player recognize the different types and stages of trafficking — recruitment, exploitation, and recovery. The game shows how anyone, regardless of gender, age, resident status, or financial situation can be caught up in human trafficking.
The apps are available in the Apple App Store and on Google Play.
Report a tip.
|International Anti—Trafficking Day of Prayer
Every year, The Salvation Army sets aside the last Sunday in September to focus on the plight of trafficked people. This year, it’s Sunday, September 24.
Human trafficking is a form of modern–day slavery. This crime occurs when a trafficker uses force, fraud, or coercion to control another person for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or soliciting labor or services against his or her will.
|Resources for the International Day of Prayer for Victims of Human Trafficking 2017 are available on The Army’s website, www.salvationarmy.org. A variety of posters featuring this year’s theme, “Stand Up for Justice” are available in English, French, German, Spanish, and Portuguese. To create further translations locally, there’s also a poster without words. A Bible study, sermon outline, prayer, video resource, and materials for children enrich these resources.
Content from previous years is available at sar.my/aht.