Did you know there are more people enslaved today then at any other time in history? Think about that for a second.
Millions of people around the world are exploited for profit, and held in bondage. Every country, every city, in the world is affected by modern-day slavery.
The month of January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month and we wanted to share with you some ways that you help spread awareness and #EndHumanTrafficking
But first... some stats.
people are enslaved in the world today;
more than the entire population of Australia.
is the average world cost for a trafficker to
purchase a young girl, to own as a slave.
Modern-day slavery brings in more money
than Nike, Starbucks and Google combined.
the chance a trafficker ever being convicted.
of people in slavery are women.
Shocking right? But there is hope and that hope is YOU!
Here are FIVE ways you can help fight human trafficking right now and spread awareness!
1. Head on over to our partner Operation Underground Railroad's website and make a donation. Also, check out their blog on what they are asking you to do in the month of January to help #endhumantrafficking.
2. Learn the indicators of human trafficking so you can help identify a potential trafficking victim. If you are in the United States and believe someone may be a victim of human trafficking, report your suspicions to law enforcement by calling 911 or the 24-hour National Human Trafficking Resource Center line at 1-888-373-7888.
3. Be a conscientious and informed consumer. Discover your slavery footprint by asking who picked your tomatoes or made your clothes. You can check out the Department of Labor’s List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor. Encourage companies to take steps to investigate and prevent human trafficking in their supply chains and publish the information for consumer awareness.
5. Organize a fundraiser and donate the proceeds to an anti-trafficking organization. Operation Underground Railroad has launched a new way on their Facebook Page for you to create your own fundraisers right inside Facebook, and it’s so easy to do! Detailed steps on how to get started right here.
What are you waiting for? Go make a difference.