Human Trafficking: Who is Fighting It and How Can I Help?
I love having the opportunity to talk with people about human trafficking. The men, women, children, and infants enslaved in our world are never far from my mind and heart. Truly, if the topic comes up, I am happy to chat on about it for hours to anyone who will listen; I know nothing can be done if people remain ignorant of the abuse.
While the last decade has shown incredible increase in anti-trafficking efforts and awareness, there are still countless members of society who know nothing of this atrocity which even now is banging down the doors of their neighborhoods, stealing their children for profit.
The question I hear the most from people who have recently heard about modern day slavery is: “What can I do about it?”
In honor of Human Trafficking Awareness Day, I would like to provide you with the contact information of charities around the world who are daily doing battle against the modern slave trade. Some are country-specific, others work internationally. Some have been mentioned in past posts, other may be new to you. Several are available in multiple languages.
There are endless opportunities to help: raising awareness is one of the most important. Education, I have found, often drives people to action!