Empowering Local Girl Scouts Troops to be Tomorrow’s Abolitionists

By November 17, 2017News

The Human Trafficking Academy recently held a two-hour workshop for local Girl Scouts troops at the Mary Collins Community Center in Miami Lakes, Florida. Beatriz Susana Uitts, Research Assistant, and Karla Garcia, Executive Assistant, spoke to the group about one of the most prevalent forms of modern-day slavery and one that greatly affects our youth, commercial sexual exploitation.

During the workshop, the Girls Scouts read case scenarios of trafficked victims and learned to identify key elements of human trafficking such as recruiting techniques, traffickers’ profiles, and trauma bonding.

The workshop intended to equip and empower the Girl Scouts with knowledge and awareness about this heinous crime as well as ways they can get involved in the fight against modern-day slavery.