Saturday, January 11 is Human Trafficking Awareness Day, raising awareness about the fact that human trafficking exists and affects people around the world and at home too.
2020 is a big year because:
This year marks nearly 20 years since our Nation took decisive steps in the global fight against human trafficking by enacting the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA) and nearly 15 years since the United States ratified the United Nations’ Palermo Protocol to Prevent, Suppress, and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (Palermo Protocol). (Source: whitehouse.gov)
If you want to participate, join in by wearing blue and posting a picture of yourself to social media to help raise awareness. Include the hashtags #WearBlueDay and #thefreedomstory and tag us so we can follow you! DHS has some great tips for what you can include in your social media posts. Here’s an example, with our own little twist!
No one should be a victim of #humantrafficking. Wear blue and share your photo on Jan. 11 to bring awareness to this awful crime. Support #thefreedomstory to help prevent trafficking before it starts! #WearBlueDay https://thefreedomstory.org
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And January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month!
Human Trafficking Awareness Day is part of an entire month of awareness raising, culminating in National Freedom Day on February 1. Throughout January, we’ll share on our blog and social media important things to know about trafficking! Follow along, share facts that stand out to you, or as always you can contribute to fighting human trafficking in 2020 by joining a Freedom Chapter or consider increasing your monthly commitment to a Freedom Chapter!
We’re excited to be part of another year of advancing freedom, and hope you’ll join too!