In Module 1, we introduced the acts, means, and purpose of human trafficking processes. Legally, a trafficker is considered anyone that takes part in any step of the trafficking process. Traffickers are generally categorized into three groups: members of large criminal organizations, members of small criminal groups, or individuals, including youth’s peers.
We use the phrase “people who exploit for personal gain,” or “persons seeking to exploit,” in part because the term “trafficker” tends to carry connotations that can complicate our perspective and make it increasingly difficult to identify exploitative circumstances.
Reflection 2 invites you to explore your perspective on the word trafficker.
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What comes to mind when you think of the word “trafficker”? Brainstorm images, sounds, feelings etc., in point form or long response below.
Where do you think this perspective has come from (media, education etc.)?
What barriers do you think this understanding can create for your work or for youth accessing support services?
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Reflect on your personal thoughts about youth who are targeted for exploitation by other youths who are, or have been, exploited themselves. Brainstorm images, sounds, feelings, memories, etc, in point form or long response below.
What might motivate someone with experiences of exploitation to seek to exploit another person?Grading can be reviewed and adjusted.Grading can be reviewed and adjusted.