Organizations recognized for fight against human trafficking
Posted January 17
Organizations dedicated to stopping human trafficking were recognized Tuesday for their fight against this issue in North Carolina and in the Triangle. WRAL's David Crabtree emceed the event sponsored by Partners Against Trafficking Humans in North Carolina.
Trafficking involves forcing people against their will into any type of servitude-labor, or sex trade for example.
North Carolina ranks in the top 15 states where human trafficking occurs.
"The hard thing about human trafficking is that no one case is alike," said Lizzy Adams, a spokesperson for the Salvation Army, "The only commonality is truly vulnerability. And so that's what traffickers look for. They're looking for that vulnerability they can tap into and exploit through force, fraud or coercion."
WRAL's parent company, Capitol Broadcasting, was honored for its participation in this issue through a project called the No Rest Initiative which is creating public service announcements to educate people about human trafficking.