Our Share-the-Plate partner for November 2018 is the Montgomery County Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition known as MCAT.
MCAT was formed in 2011 to raise awareness and create a network of resources for survivors of trafficking and exploitation. MCAT’s mission is to educate people in Montgomery County on human trafficking, both forced labor and sex trafficking, to increase awareness, and foster prevention. MCAT’s vision is to abolish human trafficking in our county by educating our communities and mobilizing them to take action against modern slavery.
What is human trafficking? The recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, or receipt of persons, by means of, but not limited to, abduction, deception, fraud, threat, use of force or other forms of coercion, abuse of power or of a position of authority, giving or receiving payments and/or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person for the purpose of exploitation.
We all need to work in four areas in order to end human trafficking: Prevention, Intervention, Reintegration, and Legislation.