My Sister's House is the first and only non-profit organization to specifically identify
and address the unique needs of women and children impacted by domestic violence 
in the Central Valley's highly diverse Asian and Pacific Islander community.
Help Line:
(916) 428-3271
Human Trafficking

27 million – that is the number of people worldwide who have been bought, sold, and smuggled into slavery.  Studies estimate that 600,000 to 800,000 are trafficked annually across the world. 15,000 to 18,000 persons are trafficked in the United States alone each year: 70% of whom are women, and 50% are children.  Of those women, the majority come from East Asia and the Pacific.  Of those children, Sacramento is one of the top cities targeted by the FBI for the trafficking of children. 

Human trafficking is not only a global phenomenon, but also a local one. According to the State Department, the United States is a source, transit, and destination country for human trafficking. In addition, many adults and children who are in the United States legally (US citizens and legal permanent residents) are trafficked within the United States each year. 

Unfortunately, human trafficking largely remains a hidden crime. in fact, a victim of trafficking may look like many of the people you see every day. My Sister's House strives to identify and empower victims while also to prevent others from falling prey to this reprehensible practice. 

What is human trafficking?

Human trafficking is modern-day slavery in which victims are subjected to force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of forced labor and/or sexual exploitation. Anyone can be a victim: children, women, and many from any background.

What are some examples of human trafficking?

Prostitution, sex tourism, and pornography are often what come to mind when one thinks of human trafficking.  But a person can also be a victim if he or she is forced or coerced to engage in any type of labor, including, but not limited to:

  • Servile marriage
  • Domestic work (such as nannies, caretakers, and maids)
  • Factory work
  • Agriculture work
  • Construction
  • Hotel and tourist industries work
  • Food service
  • Other service sectors
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