MISPERCEPTIONS ABOUT TRAFFICKING…
“She knew the kind of work she was going to do...”
Careful! Even when the kind of work is known, NOTHING justifies inhuman working conditions!!!
“Trafficking and prostitution are the same …”
Careful! Prostitution is not the only way of trafficking; this idea overshadows other ways of trafficking.
“All victims of trafficking are poor or uneducated.”
Careful! This misperception makes it more difficult for some women to identify that they are victims of trafficking. Professional and schooled women are also victims of trafficking.
“Only men abuse of women”
Careful! A lot of women have been trafficked or sold by their own families and have been exploited by other women.
“Trafficking victims can only be helped if they report.”
Careful! Even if a woman doesn´t report the situation, she has ALWAYS the right to receive help.
“An undocumented, alien, illegal immigrant can’t ask for help.”
Careful! In some countries the legal migration status is more important than the fact of being victim of trafficking. Fear can therefore perpetuate the slavery situation.
Not only the police or the social services can help. Other sources of support for victims of trafficking can be found in the community, friends, migrant organizations, women and human rights associations, churches, etc. It is important to talk and ask for help in different places.
“A immigrant woman has to endure everything, because the fact that she’s immigrant.”
Careful! We don’t loose our human rights when moving to another country!
NOTHING JUSTIFIES SLAVERY!!
NOTHING JUSTIFIES ANY KIND OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN!!