Today is Human Trafficking Awareness Day in America. This is a problem that is more prevalent than any of us can imagine. Here’s an excerpt from President Obama’s proclamation:

We cannot strengthen global efforts to end modern slavery
without first accepting the responsibility to prevent, identify,
and aggressively combat this crime at home. No country can
claim immunity from the scourge of human rights abuses, or
from the responsibility to confront them. As evidence of
our dedication to a universal struggle against this heinous
practice, the Department of State’s “Trafficking in Persons
Report 2010″ included America in its rankings for the first
time, measuring our efforts by the same standards to which
we hold other nations. Looking ahead, we must continue to
aggressively investigate and prosecute human trafficking
cases within our own borders.

The people at NotForSalecampaign.org are working to end this problem. One way is by checking out their Slavery Map that is updated with actual reported cases of human trafficking in America.

January has been declared National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.
To find out ways in which you can help put an end to this problem in america, visit Not For Sale’s website to learn more.

You can also check out how you can help our friends, She Dances work to end sex trafficking through the hearts of musicians, artists and creatives. You can read our write-up about them here.

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