President Barack Obama has made ending modern-day slavery a priority. For the third year in a row, he has declared January 2013 as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.
“Human trafficking endangers the lives of millions of people around the world, and it is a crime that knows no borders,” according to the presidential proclamation. “Trafficking networks operate both domestically and transnationally, and although abuses disproportionally affect women and girls, the victims of this ongoing global tragedy are men, women, and children of all ages.”
We have pulled some of our best resources to bring awareness and help you strengthen our global anti-trafficking efforts here and abroad.
6 Organizations Ending Human TraffickingHere are six organizations working to end human trafficking. 5 Reasons to Fight Slavery
Anti-slavery activist Chris Lee gives his reason for fighting slavery.
What’s Your Slavery Footprint?Before you make a purchase, this app will measure your slavery footprint.
Modern Day AbolitionistsZach Hunter‘s book Be the Change is a guide to becoming involved with ending slavery around the world. Zach Hunter’s 5 Ways to End Slavery
Author and abolitionist Zach Hunter gives his five ways to help end slavery.
Modern Day Slaves: Sina Vann
Sold into slavery as 13-years-old, Sina Vann tells her story of her torture and triumph.
Former Slaves: Shivanna PuttaiahFormer slave Shivanna Puttaiah earned his freedom after learning that bonded labor was outlawed more than 30 years ago. Salvation Army’s Weekend of Prayer & Fasting for Sex Trafficking VictimsSince the mid-19th century, the Salvation Army has reached out to women and children victimized by the sex trafficking industry. Wichita Mom Starts Grassroots Movement to End Sex TraffickingJennifer White has begun a grassroots movement to end child sex trafficking in Wichita, Kansas. “Tainted Love““Tainted Love” chronicles true tales of sex slaves, human trafficking and the modern abolitionists fighting to set them free. Watch Tuesdays at 10:30pm ET on Halogen TV.