World Against Trafficking in Persons Day
Today is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. The United Nations designated this day in 2013 to raise awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking and the promotion and protection of their rights.
The United Nations recognizes human trafficking as a crime that exploits women, children and men for numerous purposes, including forced labor and sex. Since 2003 the UN Office of Drugs and Crim has collected information on about 225,000 victims of trafficking detected worldwide.
Do you want to make a difference against human trafficking today? Here are a few ways!
You can donate to Dressember. Dressember fights to rescue, protect and restore the lives of trafficking victims and survivors worldwide. Funds raised through Dressember provide the means to create and build new and innovative programs. Dressember funds efforts for prevention, intervention and holistic aftercare.
You can also join my campaign as a team member. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Another way you can make a difference is by listening to the Freedom Rising podcast. All ad revenue collected today will go to anti-human trafficking efforts.
You can also shop at our partner, Med Bow Peak Boutique. Again, all funds will go toward anti-human trafficking efforts. Med Bow Peak Boutique also has numerous products with a zero percent human trafficking footprint.
Next, you can learn some facts about human trafficking. One of the best resources is the Polaris Project. They have information about all facets of modern-day slavery. After you gather some points, please share them with your community.
You can also put the human trafficking hotline in your phone. Call 1-888-373-7888, even if you only suspect human trafficking is taking place.