What is Human Trafficking?

Simply put, human trafficking is the exploitation of an individual for profit.
According to the United Nations:
Article 3, paragraph (a) of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons defines Trafficking in Persons as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation.

What is an abolitionist?

A person who is actively working to stop human trafficking, otherwise known as modern-day slavery.

What is United Abolitionists’ mission?

Ending modern-day human slavery.
We are first responders to the national human trafficking crisis.
We are the leading agency in the U.S. connecting all organizations and resources necessary to educate, prevent, rescue and rehabilitate in the fight against modern-day slavery and exploitation.

What is “Our Why”…

We have seen the incontrovertible truth that modern-day slavery exists, and we choose to act every day to end the devastating effects of human trafficking.

Who are United Abolitionists’ members?

Individuals, businesses, community organizations, and faith groups who share our passion to stop human trafficking. Join us by volunteering or financially supporting our efforts today!

Why should I join UA?

Human trafficking is alive and well in our world. In fact, there are more slaves today (estimated 21 million) than at any time in human history. Slavery doesn’t discriminate. It exists in every nation on earth and its victims are male and female, young and old, healthy and handicapped, from various ethnic backgrounds, and all economic levels.

People are bought and sold in our community. UA is dedicated to addressing the crime in ‘our own backyard.’ Join us and take a stand to lead the anti-trafficking movement forward and end the modern practice of slavery. We need your support to help stop this horrible crime.

Why does UA reach out to faith communities?

The call to do justice crosses all faith lines.  Communities of faith can be very strong allies in the fight for freedom. We welcome and seek partnerships with all faith communities who recognize the call to stop human trafficking. We are proud to partner with many churches and synagogues who live out God’s love and justice to those in need.

Does UA endorse any candidates or specific political party?

No. UA is strictly nonpartisan and does not endorse candidates or political parties.