Eastern Shore
Human Trafficking
Task Force
Moving forward to combat this evil together
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New Partnership is Taking Steps to Prevent Human Trafficking in Maryland Hotels

Annapolis, MD (July 17, 2019) – The Maryland Hotel Lodging Association (MHLA) today announced a new partnership with the Seattle-based nonprofit, Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking (BEST) to make human trafficking awareness training available to all MHLA’s hotel members and their staffs, free of charge. BEST provides expertise in human trafficking prevention, and BEST’s Inhospitable to Human Trafficking training, sponsored by AAHOA, helps hotel employees learn the indicators of human trafficking and how to safely report it to law enforcement. By partnering with BEST to offer this valuable training, the MHLA is helping their member hotels learn how to avert human trafficking at their properties.

National Center on Sexual Exploitation 2019 Dirty Dozen List

No corporation should profit from or facilitate sexual exploitation. 

Unfortunately, many well-established brands, companies, and organizations in America do just that. Since 2013, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation has published an annual Dirty Dozen List to name and shame the mainstream players in America that perpetuate sexual exploitation—whether that be through pornography, prostitution, sexual objectification, sexual violence and/or sex trafficking.

HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS A GROWING CONCERN
FOR OUR NATION,
THE STATE OF MARYLAND,
AND THE EASTERN SHORE.

033Mission Statement

The MISSION of the Eastern Shore Human Trafficking Task Force is to prevent and combat human trafficking (sex and labor exploitation) by encouraging, supporting, and promoting public awareness and action within specific communities and counties throughout Maryland’s eastern shore.

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A Definition of Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is inducing children and adults to perform labor or services through force, fraud, or coercion. Human trafficking is inducing minors (under the age of 18) into commercial sex; or adults aged 18 and over into commercial sex via force, fraud, or coercion.

HUMAN TRAFFICKING

IS NOW THE

2ND HIGHEST

GROSSING

CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE

IN THE UNITED STATES