National Human Trafficking Awareness Day on 11th January increases alertness of the ongoing problem of human trafficking.
Though the whole month of January has thus far been seen as Human Trafficking and National Slavery Prevention Month, this day is particularly committed to awareness and stoppage of the illegal exercise.
Since the United States Senate set this day of awareness in 2007, it has drawn enormous public support from individual contributions to government-held events.
The terrible unfairness of human trafficking can impact humans of any ethnicity and background, and on this day, we are all appointed to battle human trafficking wherever it remains.
Unluckily, slavery in a few forms has prevailed for many years – and persistently persists today, though many are not aware of this fact.
Most people know the slave trade of the 1400s and further than. Formed by Europeans, the slave trade caught and carried millions of Africans from all over the continent in bondage, ultimately selling them for sexual or labor exploitation.
For centuries, this practice grew in nations like the developing United States, Spain, France, Holland, Sweden, and Denmark.
It was not until the late 1700s and 1800s that countries declared the Transatlantic slave occupation unlawful, with Great Britain establishing the measure in 1807 and the US after in 1820.
Slave employment became an offense punishable by death, but multiple years were gone before more overall freedom was reached.
The late 20th and early 21st centuries witnessed progress for the campaign against human trafficking. In 2000, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act focused on modern slavery, becoming the initial federal law to perform so.
The US Senate approved the plan for specifying the 11th Jan as National Trafficking Awareness Day in 2007. In 2010, President Obama committed the whole month of January to attention and restriction of human trafficking.
Currently, over 50 designated organizations worldwide fight this illegal practice, increasing more alertness than before.
● Donate to Anti-Slavery Organizations
Any assistance helps and what anti-slavery organizations can do with your funds will indeed be helpful. A few groups consider contributing to Alliance Against Trafficking in Women, Agape International Missions, and Polaris.
● Volunteer to End Human Trafficking
Any anti-slavery group in your neighborhood, professional establishment nearby, and a club on your campus would be thankful for your help. Endslaverynow.org provides an Anti-slavery list to assist you in finding groups to contribute your time if wallets are empty.
● Foster Education on Human Trafficking
There are multiple misunderstandings about human trafficking presently- so get familiarized and assist others to do the same.
Documentaries and books can show many elements of modern slavery, including “A Crime So Monstrous” by Benjamin Skinner and “Understanding Global Slavery” by Kevin Bales.
1. There are many forms of exploitation
Today, about 80 percent of human trafficking includes sexual exploitation, while 19 percent comprises labor exploitation.
2. There is a huge number of enslaved people currently
There are around 20 to 40 million slaves on the earth.
3. Human trafficking is highly profitable
While $15.5 billion produced in industrialized nations from slave trading is already terrifying, the industry reportedly creates a $32 billion revenue every year globally.
4. Trafficking disproportionately impacts women
Though men can and are used and trafficked for labor, it’s even more usual for women to get exploited, as they are more frequently trafficked for sexual reasons.
5. Discovering trafficking red signs can save lives
A few signs that a teen may be associated with human trafficking consist of but aren’t confined to depression, secrecy, exhaustion, not coming home at night, new tattoos (of dollar signs, roses, cherries, or crowns), excessive crying, having several unknown adults on social media, or no more engaging in normal social behaviors.