10 ways to take a stand against human trafficking

  1. Learn the red flags of human trafficking. (https://humantraffickinghotline.org/what-human-trafficking/recognizing-signs)
  2. If you suspect human trafficking, report it. Don’t NOT call because you’re not sure. Call the National Human Trafficking Hotline: 888-373-7888 (24/7)
  3. Be a conscientious consumer. Ask your favorite retail stores to investigate slavery in their supply chains and share information for consumer awareness. Also check out List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor published by the U.S. Dept of Labor (http://www.dol.gov/ilab/reports/child-labor/list-of-goods/)
  4. Write your local, state and/or federal government representatives. Tell them you’re concerned about human trafficking. Ask what they’re doing to address this issue in their area.
  5. Distribute public awareness materials. Here are two sources:
  6. Donate to an anti-trafficking organization in your community.
  7. Encourage local schools to incorporate the topic of modern day slavery into their curriculum. (http://www.fdfi.org/)
  8. Learn how traffickers target school-aged children especially if you’re a parent, educator, or school administrator (http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osdfs/factsheet.pdf)
  9. Write a letter to the editor of your local paper. Start the conversation about human trafficking in your community.
  10. Buy items made by survivors of human trafficking. Check out:

2 Responses to 10 ways to take a stand against human trafficking

  • Barb Schroeder says:

    Thank you for tis information.
    I will make a copy and give it to

    Thank you for this information, I will pass a copy of this information to the Mercy Sister in Dubuque who is involved
    with making the public aware of Human trafficking.

  • Barb Schroeder says:

    I will send Sister the web page,since I could not print it.
    This would be valuable information for Sister.
    Thank you.

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