Operation Underground Railroad

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@airbnb and Polaris (creator of the National Human Trafficking Hotline) have teamed up to fight against traffickers before they turn rentals into “pop-up brothels.” They will train employees to spot signs of trafficking and invest in new technology to combine their data with research from Polaris. Airbnb is in a unique position to help prevent trafficking globally, and we are grateful they have joined the fight! Link in profile for full story. (Img src: CNBC.com) #jointhefight #airbnb #endhumantrafficking

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Today is Shine A Light On Slavery Day. We love @enditmovement’s campaign and agree that “awareness leads to action”!
Comment with an ❌ and DM us or tag us in your photos sporting a red X on your hand. It’s a great way to spark a conversation about what we can do to end modern-day slavery. (Img src: @enditmovement) #enditmovement #shinealightonslavery

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@jetblue is committed to fighting against human trafficking. They have implemented annual trainings to educate all JetBlue employees on the signs of trafficking and what to do if they observe suspicious behavior. JetBlue was one of the first airlines to join the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Transportation in the Blue Lightning Initiative in 2013 in efforts to train airlines across the country on how to recognize human trafficking. Link in profile for more info. #jointhefight #endit #EndHumanTrafficking

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Look at what these groups (tagged above) are doing to raise awareness today. We are grateful for their support! #jointhefight #ourrescue

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Last month O.U.R. helped law enforcement re-capture the most wanted trafficker in Haiti. More details to come... #ourrescue #jointhefight

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What do you want to know about how O.U.R. works with law enforcement in the U.S. to fight child trafficking? Leave your questions in the comments below or send us a DM, we will have a live event (TBA) with one of our team members to answer your questions! #ourrescue #endhumantrafficking #jointhefight

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As we learn to see through traffickers’ disguises and learn how and why two million children are being sexually exploited worldwide, we will be able to better fight against the evil of child sex trafficking. THANK YOU for your donations and support that have supported over 1,000 survivors! #ourrescue #jointhefight #EndHumanTrafficking

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Nearly 7,000 Nepali girls, some as young as 9 years old, are sold into India’s red light district every year. With the help of O.U.R., our partners at Indian Rescue Mission rescued over 40 victims last year! (Link in profile for full video) #ourrescue #jointhefight #EndHumanTrafficking

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Happy Presidents Day from O.U.R.! DM us your favorite quote from a U.S. President and we’ll feature some in our Insta-Story today. #PresidentsDay #Liberty

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A trafficker’s main method of control is psychological.

This is manifested in various ways, such as giving victims a hopeful (but false) timeframe of liberation or buying them gifts. Another tactic traffickers use is convincing their victims that they truly love them. This is something that happens to kids, teenagers, and adults alike. Link in profile to read the full article on our blog. #ourrescue #jointhefight

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O.U.R. would like to salute the Dominican Republic government and International Justice Mission on their great work serving justice to the human traffickers and providing healing and redemption to the victims of our joint “Operation Mundo Nuevo” in August 2014. Thirteen survivors were rescued during that operation, and their seven perpetrators were finally convicted on January 22, 2018. While this victory was long awaited, three survivors have already completed the steps of healing and restoration! @ijm will continue working with the remaining survivors until all can successfully move forward toward a better future. We are grateful for this great success, and we hope to partner with these groups again in the future. Link in profile for full story. #ourrescue #jointhefight

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Through a partnership with O.U.R., this group of forensics students at Marshall University has assisted in the liberation of almost forty child trafficking victims and the arrest of ten suspected traffickers. >
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“There are no words to describe the feeling you get when you discover the information you uncovered helped save several children from being trafficked. Although the work we do is behind the scenes, we feel like a huge part of the team.” -Tiffany Hussell, Program Manager
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THANK YOU to Professor John Sammons and @marshallu faculty for generously using your resources to stand in the fight against human trafficking. Link in profile for full story. #jointhefight #ourrescue

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Looking for a last minute Valentine gift? Send this e card to a loved one along with a donation to O.U.R.! Link in profile. #ourrescue #jointhefight #valentinesday

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This Valentine’s Day celebration in Thailand was a time of laughter and joy for everyone involved. We love spending moments like these with survivors to aid in their healing process and to help them feel loved. Happy Valentine’s Day from O.U.R.! Link in profile for full story. #ourrescue #jointhefight

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As survivors are brought into this aftercare center after being rescued, they are asked to think about some of the words that they feel describe them. The words are then painted on the wall in black: useless, dirty, a nobody, victim, trash. Along their healing process, they are encouraged to add positive words to describe themselves in red: useful, clean, chosen, saved, blessed. We are grateful for these joyful moments in aftercare, which serve as reminders that love can heal.
Link in profile to full story. #ourrescue #jointhefight

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Adobe’s Free at Last Event on January 19th raised over $29,000 worth of goods for rescue kits and over $16,000 in donations to rescue children from trafficking! Over 1,000 rescue kits were assembled by Adobe employees and over 200 people attended the evening community event. We are incredibly grateful for the Adobe’s generosity and for the support of everyone who was there to learn more about the cause. Link in profile for full story. #ourrescue #jointhefight

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(Swipe for full photo) YOU can be a part of the network that is helping to end human trafficking. Become an O.U.R. volunteer today and learn about opportunities in your area to get involved in the fight. Link in profile for sign up form. #ourrescue #jointhefight

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When you shop on Amazon Smile, a portion of your purchase will go to #OURrescue! For your Valentine’s Day purchases this year, head over to smile.amazon.com. (Prices are the same, and Amazon Smile is not available on the mobile app.)

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Although our communities are becoming more and more susceptible by the sexual exploitation and trafficking of children, we also have come a long way in fighting the issue here in America. The number one type of callers that the National Human Trafficking Hotline receives are community members. The Hotline’s network has increased to over 3,200 contacts to provide services to trafficking victims across the nation. These are just a few ways we have seen America unite. (Link in profile for full blog post.) How have YOU seen unity in the fight against child trafficking? #jointhefight #ourrescue #endhumantrafficking

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We are excited to report our 1000th survivor rescued! Sara, a young girl we have known since 2016 and is very dear to our hearts, was kidnapped into trafficking a few months ago, but was found last week! She was able to convince her trafficker to let her go with friends on an outing to the beach. She didn’t know the outing was organized by our in-country partners specifically to find her! This is a milestone that not only lets us reflect on how many have been rescued since O.U.R.’s inception in 2013, but lets us look forward to the thousands more rescues that will follow. Link in profile for full story. #ourrescue #jointhefight #endhumantrafficking

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Each year, about 250,000 children fall prey to sexual predators in the U.S. Our communities are becoming more and more susceptible by the sexual exploitation and trafficking of children, but we are doing something about it. There are specific ways that O.U.R. helps local law enforcement agencies fight child sex trafficking, including trainings and funding specialized technology. We are so privileged and honored to help our law enforcement professionals in this valiant cause to save children in our own country. Link in profile for full story. #jointhefight #EndHumanTrafficking

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In the days leading up the Super Bowl, law enforcement arrested 43 people on child sex trafficking charges in an undercover sting in Minneapolis. The Super Bowl is known to be a peak time for child traffickers, so we are grateful for the law enforcement that was involved in these arrests. Link in profile for full story (Img src: startribune.com) #jointhefight #endhumantrafficking

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“Once you do it [fight child sexual exploitation], any person who has done that for an extended period of time can tell you, you never forget it. It’s never going to leave,” Steve Whalen said. “I wanted to do something to continue helping, whereI saw there was a need.” Steve Whalen and his company Sumuri have used forensics to support the fight against trafficking in unprecedented ways. See link in profile for full story. #jointhefight

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(Swipe to see full picture!) Thanks to our law enforcement partners in the U.S. and 15 other countries, we have assisted in the arrests of 443 predators. These arrests have potentially saved thousands of children from ever being abused. Stay tuned for more updates on our great law enforcement partners that fight trafficking with us here in the U.S.! #ourrescue #jointhefight

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Check out what In-N-Out has added to their trucks! Tag @innout in your comment and thank them for being part of this fight to #EndHumanTrafficking. (Repost @timballard89)

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Uber has recently launched an initiative to provide education and awareness about trafficking for all of their drivers across the U.S. The National Human Trafficking Hotline will be provided in their app along with more resources. Uber drivers are in a unique position to help victims of human trafficking - an Uber driver in CA helped a 16-year-old girl escape in 2016. Link in profile for full story! #jointhefight

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We are happy to announce two more rescue operations in India, thanks to our partners at Indian Rescue Mission. More details to follow… Comment “#RESCUED!” to celebrate with us! #OURrescue

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Did you know that America is one of the top consumers of child sex worldwide and one of the top hosts of child porn websites? It is important to be educated on how widespread this issue is so we can fight to end it. Read "3 Reasons Child Trafficking is an American Problem" today - link in profile. #EndHumanTrafficking #TraffickinginAmerica

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Trafficking in America is too often overlooked. Although a lot of the trafficking trades have moved to the internet, it is not invisible. Today we have some stories that illustrate what sex trafficking looks like and where it happens here in the U.S., along with resources to learn more. See link in profile to check out our blog post. #EndHumanTrafficking

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What does O.U.R. do exactly? Learn more about how we fight sex trafficking by rescuing and rehabilitating children around the world with our law enforcement and aftercare partners. See link in profile for full video. #Collaboration #EndHumantTrafficking

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