We partner with leading organizations such as ECPAT-USA and Polaris to mobilize communities, raise awareness, and advocate for policy and legislation.
优步非常重视打击人口贩卖活动，因此于 2016 年签署了 ECPAT 的“旅游业儿童保护行为准则”（简称准则）。该准则是由业界确立的一系列指导原则，致力于协助旅游公司预防儿童性剥削和儿童贩卖活动。
在 ECPAT-USA 的指导下，全球各地的优步用户一直在学习判别人口贩卖活动迹象的方法以及在发现有人处于潜在危险境地时可采取的做法。
Human trafficking is defined by US law as the use of force, fraud, or coercion to exploit someone for their labor or for commercial sex. In most countries, including the United States and Canada, children under the age of 18 who are engaging in commercial sex acts are automatically considered victims of human trafficking. There’s no one face of human trafficking—victims and traffickers come from all backgrounds.
Below are some indicators of human trafficking provided by our partner ECPAT-USA.
It’s important to note that encountering any one of the indicators individually isn’t necessarily proof of human trafficking and it should be considered along with other signs. Most notably, someone’s race, or how their race may or may not differ from their co-travelers’, is not an indicator of human trafficking.
It might be a sign of human trafficking if a person seems disoriented, lost, and/or fearful of their situation. Or if a person acts controlling over another person, who is often unable to move and/or speak freely. Potential victims, especially younger riders, may share that they don’t know what town or city they’re in.
Physical abuse and signs of branding
- Bruises, cuts, burns, or other injuries at various stages of healing could be a sign of human trafficking. The person may appear to have been denied food, water, sleep, adequate clothing, or medical care, or given food or water based on conditions they must meet. You may also witness a violent act.
- Tattoos such as images of cash and/or money signs, or words such as “Daddy,” “Property of ___,” or “For sale,” can also indicate signs of “ownership.”
Look for signs of a controlling interaction. It could be a gesture or look from the potential controller that provokes fear. It could also be a person forcefully guided by the arm, shoved into a car, or delivered to another person who then escorts the potential victim to a different location or vehicle.
Travel and transit considerations
Pickups and dropoffs occurring at places that seem generally unsafe for children or vulnerable individuals, including children who are homeless or who have run away, LGBTQ+ youth, and minors in the foster care system, could be at increased risk for human trafficking.
Multiple phones and excessive cash
If a person has multiple phones that they are using concurrently. They may also have an excessive amount of cash.
Unsafe work environments
If a restaurant employee appears to be heavily monitored, mistreated, or threatened by their managers, this could be a sign of an unsafe and exploitative environment that is high-risk for labor trafficking.
Someone insisting on paying in cash from a large stack of bills or with prepaid credit cards could be a sign of human trafficking.
Coaching someone on how to lie
If you hear someone coaching someone on how to lie about their age or identity, it could be a sign of human trafficking. The person speaking could be another potential victim or trafficker.
- Individuals who don’t hold onto their own passport, ID, or money and must ask someone else for them may be potential victims of human trafficking.
- Arguing about owing money to someone.
- Threats and insults are signs of verbal abuse that could be related to human trafficking.
- Restaurant employees speaking about their documents being confiscated or a debt they are forced to work off.
1. Assess the situation
如果发生紧急情况且有人处于危险境地，请立即拨打 911 报告此事件。
2. Provide details of the incident
3. Call the National Human Trafficking Hotline
Call 888-373-7888 or text “Help” to 233733.
Polaris disrupts human trafficking networks. Its comprehensive model focuses on victims—helping survivors restore their freedom, preventing more victims, and leveraging data and technology to pursue traffickers wherever they operate.
¹ “Global Estimates of Modern Slavery: Forced Labour and Forced Marriage,” International Labour Organization, Walk Free, and the International Organization for Migration (2022).
² “Global Report on Trafficking in Persons,” United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (2020).