Tuesday, March 12, 2013

This cool organization just won a grant from Ashoka: Truckers Against Human Trafficking


Welcome to Truckers Against Human Trafficking
Human trafficking, a term for modern-day slavery, is a $32-billion worldwide industry with more than 27 million people enslaved. It has been reported in all 50 states, and the number of victims in the United States is estimated in the hundreds of thousands. This website has been created to enable members of the trucking/travel plaza industry and other travelers learn what you can do to help stop this atrocity.

Around the world, there are an estimated 27 million slaves today. This is more than at any other time in world history. Modern-day slavery, when it results in people being bought and sold and moved around, is called human trafficking. Beyond the international statistics, slavery exists here in the United States. Foreign nationals from multiple countries are trafficked into this country on an annual basis; and the U. S. Department of Justice estimates that anywhere between 100,000-300,000 American kids are at risk of entering the sex trade each year.

While illegal, human trafficking is a booming business, second only to drug trafficking. Most of the people trafficked are women and children. Many of them are used in the sex industry. They are the prostituted people on the street, at truck stops and in motels. They need help. They need to be identified and rescued.

You Can Help Us Stop This Nightmare
This is where you come in! Truckers Against Trafficking recognizes that members of the trucking industry and individual truckers are invaluable in the fight against this heinous crime. This site has been created to inform truckers and other travelers of the basic issues involved in human trafficking and a summary of ways you can help. We invite you to travel through this website and learn how you can join this worthy cause and save lives.

Our Mission
Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) is a 501(c)3 that exists to educate, equip, empower and mobilize members of the trucking and travel plaza industry to combat domestic sex trafficking.
Our Goals
Make the TAT training DVD, wallet cards (and other materials) a regular part of training/orientation for members of the trucking industry so that when they suspect human trafficking is taking place they can call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) at             1-888-3737-888       and report what they know.
Partner with law enforcement to facilitate the investigation of human trafficking.
Marshal the resources of the trucking industry to combat this crime.
Wallet Cards In English, Spanish and French Canadian

If you're a member of the trucking industry and would like wallet cards to use and pass along to other truckers, email tat.truckers@gmail.com . You may also download the card in the language of your choice here.

Truckers Against Trafficking Posters for Your Use (English and Spanish)

You may download posters here .
Truckers Against Trafficking has a national director and two national coordinators who are available for interviews, speaking engagements and strategy discussions regarding the accomplishment of our goal. If you'd like to speak to one of them, contact Kendis Paris, director, at             720-202-1037       or e-mail tat.truckers@gmail.com .

The TAT Mobile App

TAT now has an app for Android phones and for Windows phones.

If you have an Android phone you can get the app by running the 'Marketplace app' from your phone and then searching for 'Truckers Against Trafficking'. Press the 'Download' button to download it to your phone. If you want to learn more about it before downloading go here.

To download the TAT Windows phone app go here. Thanks to Steve Andrews for creating his app.

1 comment:

  1. My brother works for truck fleet management, I'll have to ask him if he knows about this organization. Thanks for sharing the link!


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