January is “National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month.”This national effort to raise awareness about the local and global problem of human trafficking has been going on for over a decade. In 2007 the U.S. Senate designated January 11th as the National Day of Human Trafficking Awareness, and in 2010 President Barack Obama officially declared January National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.
Last year, President Trump continued this tradition with a proclamation that January should be a time for the U.S. to “recommit ourselves to eradicating the evil of enslavement.”
From education, awareness, prevention and support, here are 10 ways you can fight trafficking and exploitation in your community and help Million Kids keep kids safe from predators:
- Attend an upcoming event (education/prevention). Check the Million Kids Calendar for an event in your area!
- Book an event for your church or organization (education/awareness/prevention). Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (951) 323-0298. We train all over the nation! Million Kids Website
- Listen to and share our free weekly global internet radio program (education/prevention): Exploited: Crimes Against Humanity
- Donate or host a fundraiser and bring awareness to your community. Here are a few ideas for you: Fundraiser Ideas
- Share and donate to our GoFundMe Campaign and help us create a documentary for teenagers about the dangers and prevention strategies of sextortion (support for prevention): GoFundMe
- Send us your “gently used” jewelry and help us create a “new life by design” for victims of sex trafficking (support): New Life by Design
- Purchase and read (education/prevention): “Seduced – The Grooming of America’s Teenagers”
- Shop at our Ebay and Etsy Stores (support)
- Follow us on Facebook (education)
- Commit to ending human trafficking and exploitation every month!