Human Trafficking Help and Resources

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HELP Asian Women Shelter

Phone: 03 3368 8855

Japan Police

Phone: 110

House for Women Saalaa

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 04 5901 3527 Local
Phone: +81 4 5901 3527 Overseas

Polaris Project Japan

Website: http://www.polarisproject.jp/
Phone: 0120-924-839

Japan Network Against Trafficking in Persons (JNATIP)

Website: http://www.jnatip.org
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 03 3207 7880

Asian Women Worker’s Center

Phone: 03 3202 4993

Center for Health and Rights of Migrants (CHARM)

Website: http://www.charmjapan.org/e/projects.php
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 06 6354 5901

Asia - Japan Women’s Resource Centre

Website: http://www.ajwrc.org
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 03 3780 5245

Asia-Pacific Human Rights Information Center

Website: http://www.hurights.or.jp
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 06 6577 3578

Solidarity Network with Migrants (SMJ) Japan

Website: http://www.jca.apc.org/migrant-net/English/English.html
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 03 5802 6033

Street Children Program of Franciscan Chapel Center

Website: http://www.streetchildrencommittee.org
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 03 401 2141

YWCA Kyoto: Asian People Together (APT)

Website: http://web.kyoto-inet.or.jp/people/ywapt/
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 07 5431 0351

International Movement Against all forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR)

Website: http://www.imadr.org/
Email: imadrjc[at]imadr.org
Phone: (81-3)6280-3101

The Asia Foundation

Website: http://asiafoundation.org/
Phone: 415-982-4640

Vita Voices

Website: http://www.vitalvoices.org/
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 202.861.2625

Recognizing the Signs of Human Trafficking

The National Human Trafficking Hotline maintains a list of potential red flags and indicators of human trafficking to help you recognize some of the signs of human trafficking.

Common Work and Living Conditions

  • Is not free to leave or come and go as he/she wishes
  • Is in the commercial sex industry and has a pimp / manager
  • Is unpaid, paid very little, or paid only through tips
  • Owes a large debt and is unable to pay it off
  • Was recruited through false promises concerning the nature and conditions of his/her work
  • High security measures exist in the work and/or living locations (e.g. opaque windows, boarded up windows, bars on windows, barbed wire, security cameras, etc.)

Lack of Control

  • Has few or no personal possessions
  • Is not in control of his/her own money, no financial records, or bank account
  • Is not in control of his/her own identification documents (ID or passport)
  • Is not allowed or able to speak for themselves (a third party may insist on being present and/or translating)

This is only a partial list, please visit humantraffickinghotline.org for more information. If you believe you are a victim of human trafficking or someone who is, please contact one of the organizations listed on this page.


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