#endhumantrafficking | 5 ways you can help

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did you know there are more people enslaved today then at any other time in history? think about that for a second.

millions of people around the world are exploited for profit, and held in bondage. every country, every city, in the world is affected by modern-day slavery.

we wanted to share with you some ways that you can help spread awareness and #endhumantrafficking

but first… some stats.

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27
MILLION

people are enslaved in the world today;
more than the entire population of Australia.

Photo credit: Jana Knox Vallone during STAFW

90
DOLLARS

is the average world cost for a trafficker to
purchase a young girl, to own as a slave.

Photo credit: Jana Knox Vallone during STAFW

$32
BILLION

modern-day slavery brings in more money
than Nike, Starbucks and Google combined.

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1
PERCENT

the chance of a girl being rescued, and
the chance a trafficker ever being convicted.

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*Statistic current as of 2017*

80
PERCENT

of people in slavery are women.

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CHILDREN.

more than half of those enslaved are children.
children as young as 5 are sold for sex or labor.

shocking right? but there is hope and that hope is YOU!

Photo credit: Jana Knox Vallone during STAFW

here are FIVE ways you can help fight human trafficking right now and spread awareness!

1. head on over to Operation Underground Railroad’s website and make a donation.

2. learn the indicators of human trafficking so you can help identify a potential trafficking victim. if you are in the United States and believe someone may be a victim of human trafficking, report your suspicions to law enforcement by calling 911 or the 24-hour National Human Trafficking Resource Center line at 1-888-373-7888.

3. be a conscientious and informed consumer. Discover your slavery footprint  by asking who picked your tomatoes or made your clothes. you can check out the Department of Labor’s Lists of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor. encourage companies to take steps to investigate and prevent human trafficking in their supply chains and publish the information for consumer awareness.

4. volunteer and support anti-trafficking efforts in your community . click  here to volunteer with Operation Underground Railroad .

5. organize a fundraiser and donate the proceeds to an anti-trafficking organization .  Operation Underground Railroad has launched a new way on their Facebook page for you to create your own fundraisers right inside Facebook, and it’s so easy to do! Detailed steps on how to get started right here.

*the month of January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, but you can do these anytime!!

what are you waiting for? go make a difference.