(What is it? Organizations partnered together for a public education campaign to urge Wisconsin residents to stop contributing to the demand that allows the criminal industry of human trafficking to persist locally, nationally and globally.)
BASIC FACTS ABOUT HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Human trafficking is the crime of buying and selling of women, men and children to be exploited in the commercial sex industry and other forms of forced labor.
Human trafficking is the most severe form of human exploitation.
Human trafficking is a gross violation of human rights.
Human trafficking occurs in the state of Wisconsin, the United States and worldwide.
Human trafficking is fueled by demand.
END DEMAND WISCONSIN PLEDGE
I pledge to respect the human rights of others, speak out against all forms of exploitation and urge friends and family to do the same.
I pledge to support efforts that address factors creating vulnerability to human trafficking – inadequate mental health services, lack of secure housing, economic insecurity, child abuse and neglect and laws that increase victim vulnerability.
I pledge to not create demand for human trafficking by searching for fair trade options of goods and services that are not produced through exploitation.
I pledge to not exploit others for sex.
I pledge to demand that all who profit from the exploitation of people, and all who purchase women, men and children for sex, are held accountable – arrested, charged and prosecuted.