Human Trafficking Awareness Day

Today is Human Trafficking Awareness Day here in the U.S. Human Trafficking is a modern day form of slavery and illegal. As I was driving Lucas to occupational therapy this morning I heard human trafficking statistics that sickened me.

The United Nations estimates that 700,000 to 4 million women and children are trafficked around the world for purposes of forced prostitution, labor and other forms of exploitation every year.

Think it doesn’t happen here in the U.S?

50,000 women and children are trafficked into the United States from no less than 49 countries every year. As many as 750,000 women and children have been trafficked into the United States over the last decade.

I didn’t realize that Human Trafficking was so widespread and affected so many women and children! It really upsets me to think about all those women and children who are forced to live like this.

What you can do:

*Pray for people in these situations

*$2 provides emergency supplies to a survivor

*Report a tip if you believe someone to be involved in human trafficking

*Buy Fair Trade products and support companies who pay their workers fairly and give them good working conditions

*Share information on human trafficking with your friends

*Participate in the Human Trafficking photo campaign

*Host a fundraiser to raise money for a local anti-human trafficking charity

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What will YOU do to help stop human trafficking?

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2 thoughts on “Human Trafficking Awareness Day

  1. we are showing a documentary about human trafficking in the US at our church. It is a serious issue and needs to be addressed. (the film is Sex + Money Film – A National Search For Human Worth.)

  2. Thank you very much for highlighting the issue of human trafficking as well as Polaris Project’s “[______] Against Human Trafficking” Photo Campaign. Polaris Project’s National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline (1-888-373-7888) is a great resource on the issue. The NHTRC is a national, toll-free hotline, available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year. Anyone can call to report a tip, to connect with anti-trafficking services in your area or, to request training and technical assistance, general information or specific anti-trafficking resources. For more information please visit: http://www.polarisproject.org

    As a blogger, you might be particularly interested in publicizing the hotline on your blog, we have a convenient widget that would help you raise awareness for human trafficking and direct people towards the NHTRC hotline.
    http://www.polarisproject.org/what-we-do/national-human-trafficking-hotline/get-involved/publicize-the-hotline

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