In case you didn’t know (and you probably didn’t), today is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Human trafficking is a term that is thrown around quite a bit these days, but I’m not sure people realize the what a broad spectrum of things and places it covers.
“Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. Victims of human trafficking are young children, teenagers, men and women. Approximately 600,000 to 800,000 victims annually are trafficked across international borders world wide, making it the third largest illegal market after drugs and arms. 14,000 to 17,000 people are trafficked into the U.S. each year.”
Women, men and children around the world and even around you are being traded and sold like commodities under our noses and forced to do unimaginable things. Let’s partner with the people who are working to end this modern-day slavery, to bring awareness and to bring an end.
Though I like to keep this blog light-hearted for the most part, this is something I’m passionate about and I’d love for you to find out more about. Check out these sites for some more data on human trafficking and what you can do to help.
Though all these websites have resource and fact pages, another good place to look is the UN:
If you know of other organizations and sites please feel free to post them in the comments section.