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Why doesn’t a victim leave trafficking when they appear to have the opportunity?

  • Traffickers are very good at keeping their victims in bondage physically, emotionally, and psychologically. They monitor their victim’s movements and
    are quick to use violence against them or threats against their loved ones. Traffickers are also masters at manipulating their victims to create
    trauma bonds with them. This strong fear and emotional confusion helps to ensure submission.
  • Victims also often lose their identity and struggle with shame and guilt. Even if they could leave, how can they return to the life they had? Who can
    they trust? Who would accept them? What can they do to survive?

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