Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Human Trafficking Myths

Human Trafficking Myths

Published May 19, 2009 @ 07:00AM PT

The MTV Exit Campaign has another great short video, this time looking at the myths surrounding human trafficking. It's very simple, but addresses some of the biggest misconceptions about human trafficking directly. Here's the video:

Can you think of any myths and misconceptions that they may have missed? I would throw out the myth that all trafficking victims are frightened, meek, and begging to be rescued. In fact, many trafficking victims have developed coping mechanisms to deal with their trafficking and may act violently, have feelings of love or connection for their trafficker, and lie to the police.

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