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Human Trafficking

At AshaKiran, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive support to victims of human trafficking, with a focus on individuals from foreign-born, culturally diverse, and underserved communities in Alabama.

Human trafficking is a heinous crime that knows no boundaries, exploiting the vulnerabilities of its victims and leaving lasting scars on their lives. In Alabama, the prevalence of human trafficking is a harsh reality, with numerous cases reported each year.



Source: Alabama Human Trafficking Taskforce

While specific rankings may vary, human trafficking remains a significant issue in Alabama, with cases reported across the state. However, these reported cases likely represent only a fraction of the true scope of the problem, as human trafficking often goes unnoticed or unreported, especially within marginalized communities where language barriers and cultural stigmas can hinder access to support and justice.


Language access is paramount in addressing the needs of trafficking survivors. Limited English proficiency can pose significant obstacles for victims seeking assistance, understanding their rights, and accessing essential services. At AshaKiran, we provide 24-hour crisis support via our multilingual crisis line, ensuring that survivors from diverse linguistic backgrounds receive the assistance they need, when they need it most. Our services extend beyond crisis intervention to encompass both residential and non-residential support, tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual.


Human trafficking intersects with gender-based violence in complex ways, disproportionately affecting women and girls. Trafficking victims often experience various forms of abuse, including sexual assault, coercion, and exploitation. Recognizing these intersecting forms of violence, our organization offers trauma-informed care that addresses the holistic needs of survivors, empowering them to reclaim their lives and break free from the cycle of exploitation.


Human trafficking takes many forms, including sex trafficking, labor trafficking, and domestic servitude. Recognizing the signs of trafficking is crucial in identifying and assisting victims. Common indicators include signs of physical abuse, restricted freedom of movement, fear, and dependency on others for basic needs. By raising awareness and equipping communities with the knowledge to recognize these signs, we can better protect vulnerable individuals and prevent further victimization.


At AshaKiran, we are committed to ending the cycle of human trafficking and supporting survivors on their journey to recovery and empowerment. Together, we can build a future where every individual is free from exploitation and can live a life of dignity and self-determination.

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Source: National Human Trafficking Hotline

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