6 of 13 - Why don’t people who are trafficked simply escape?

  • Threat of violence against family
  • Restrictions on freedom of movement: traffickers remove passport/identity documents
  • Fear of authorities: trafficked person scared of being imprisoned or deported
  • Debt bondage: trafficked person owes money to trafficker or his/her family
  • Isolation: trafficked person does not know the language of country or how to get around
  • Emotional attachment: trafficked person may have emotional attachment to trafficker (boyfriend or only person feeding them)