Human trafficking is a worldwide problem that affects people in cities, villages, towns and yes, even islands. UN Women, the United Nations organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women, examines coercion used by human traffickers and enslavers to trap victims in their video, “Don’t Let Yourself Become One of Them,” with English subtitles. Visit unwomen.org for more information.
Yes, it happens in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Help is here if you or someone you know is a victim or survivor of human trafficking or slavery. Contact WCSC at (340)773-9272 for help. You are not alone.