Trafficking human beings occurs around the globe, including here at home in the United States.
"Human Trafficking Awareness Day" is dedicated to raising our perception of human trafficking and sexual slavery worldwide. The designation of January 11th began in 2007 by the United States Senate. The United Nations has begun to highlight this disturbing topic to work tirelessly towards global awareness.
What can you do? First be aware of the products and services you use. Do the companies use child or forced labor? Be a conscientious consumer. Check out http://www.dol.gov/ilab/. Take steps to investigate or encourage companies to eliminate slavery and human trafficking for their supply chains and to actively inform and publish information for consumer awareness.
United States residents call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center
1-888-373-7888 Help is available 24/7. Connect with a service provider in your area, anonymously report information or a tip on potential human trafficking activity.
Visit http://www.polarisproject.org/ for more information.