I have been loving seeing awareness of Human Trafficking skyrocketing this year. January 11 was Human Trafficking Awareness Day, and the whole month of January is dedicated to learning more and doing more to end trafficking and modern slavery.
Every day I see posts up by activists, organizations, NGO’s, actors, moms, magazines and businesses advocating various ways to encourage and equip the average person (read: you and me) to address this global issue in local and practical (read: doable) ways. Instead of making up a new list, I wanted to just share some of the best I have found around the inter webs. I will continually update this post throughout the month.
So, let’s dive in! Don’t get overwhelmed… glean from each of these lists something, one thing, you can do this month, this year to join the global fight against human trafficking. I will post one tidbit I find most helpful from each list, as each list is very different and helpful.
Download our Taking Action to End Slavery guide for even more ideas. We will have more details for you as the year unfolds about our 15th anniversary as an organization.
Memorize 888.373.7888 to report a tip or get help. If you want to report a suspicious situation or get help for yourself, you can call 24/7 and speak to someone in English, Spanish, and over 200 more languages.
** Click HERE to see if there is a screening of In Plain Sight Film in your city this month. Grab some friends and go and watch it and support the brave organizations doing the hard work of justice.**
Form Partnerships. Find the influencers in town—the police officer with passion, the mental health provider with training, the case managers, teachers or school resource officers who want to do something too. Is there a cafe selling slave free coffee and chocolate? Are there campus groups in town? Other churches starting their own thing? They are your allies. Gather them to launch a response team.
The following are not lists, but resources to aid in your own personal education, awareness and activism.
Fine out how many slaves work for YOU. http://slaveryfootprint.org