Why do we not seem to notice human trafficking if it is such a huge problem? It often is in our neighborhoods, local businesses, near schools and even in our homes through social media.
The victims are often threatened with violence to themselves and their families, they are not given access to a phone, computer, money or proper identification.
They do not have the freedom to come and go as they please, they may have been brought in as illegal immigrants and are afraid of being arrested if they go to the police or do not know anyone in the city or country they are in to ask for help.
Many sexually trafficked victims have come from a family or foster home where domestic abuse was already taking place and do not feel they have a voice.