National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
On January 11th, National Human Trafficking Awareness Day brings attention to a crime that has left a lasting toll on human life, families, and communities around the world.
Each January has been designated National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month by President Proclamation since 2010, beginning in 2010. Following the start of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, with the support of non-government groups, National Human Trafficking Day began and is observed annually on January 11th.
Human trafficking is considered a modern form of slavery. This unlawful act does not prohibit the use of force, fraud, or coercion to gain labour or sex. Traffickers lure their victims into trafficking situations by violence, coercion, or false promises. Trafficking victims often suffer physical and/or psychological abuse. They may also suffer sexual assault, food and sleep deprivation, threats to family members, and alienation from the outside world. Family members of the victim may also be threatened.
The day's aim is to bring greater attention to the sex trafficking epidemic. To raise awareness, organizations around the world each year provide assistance to communities, from education to volunteering, and educational activities to raise money.
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The 31:8 Project is one of the ways to get involved. The organization works to prepare and challenge society to properly address issues concerning human trafficking. Proverbs 31:8 – speak out for those who are unable to speak for themselves. Human trafficking takes away the voice of its victims, and Project 31:8 seeks to represent them.
Their outreach is expected to reach over 25,000 people in 2019 through lectures, education, webinars, and community projects. To learn more, visit www.318project.org.org to learn more.
- Write or call your legislators and let them know that your anti-trafficking legislation will be enforced
- Support activities that raise money in your neighborhood, schools, and neighborhoods
- If you suspect someone is a victim of human trafficking, call the National Human Tracking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888. By calling 911, you can also contact local law enforcement
- Empower young people to make the decision to leave an unhealthy or hostile environment
To post on social media, use the hashtag #HumanTraffickingAwarenessDay.
In addition, be sure to visit National Inner Beauty Day to learn more ways to avoid human trafficking.
The national human trafficking awareness day is the first in history
In 2007, the US Senate designated January 11th as National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. In 2007, the United States Senate designated January 11th as National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.