Human Trafficking Awareness Day 2011 ~ What You Can Do

January 11, 2011 is Human Trafficking Awareness Day.  In fact, January 2011 is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.  So what are some things you can do to participate?

  • Educate yourself and others
  • Support organizations
    • By financially supporting organizations that are working to end slavery and human trafficking, you can help them protect, prevent, educate, rescue, restore, and carry out justice.
    • I’ve compiled a “directory” of some excellent organizations and still have many more to add!
  • Pray
  • Sponsor an orphan
    • Orphans are very vulnerable to human trafficking.  By sponsoring an orphan, you can help protect him or her from slavery and other dangers.
    • Children’s HopeChest, Make Way Partners, and World Vision are a few organizations that work to protect orphans from human trafficking and advocate for the protection of vulnerable and exploited children.
  • Stay updated
  • Stay connected
    • Join me (and others) on Twitter and Facebook to stay connected in the fight to end slavery and human trafficking.
  • Spread the word
    • Tell people you know about human trafficking and how they can get involved.  The more people who know about this, the more can be done to stop it.

I hope this will help you become more aware of the reality of modern-day slavery and human trafficking and inspire you to spread awareness and join the fight for justice!