January Declared National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

President Barack Obama has now declared January to be National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. In doing so, he has noted that 1/1/12 is the 148th anniversary since the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect. Human trafficking is a crime that knows no borders. Human trafficking operates across domestic and transnational networks with victims being men, women and children of all ages. During this month, President Obama proclaims that as one we will stand by and recognize those people, organizations and governmental entities that are working towards combatting human trafficking and more importantly, recommitting ourselves to bring an end to this inexcusable human rights abuse.
It is estimated that 17,000 people are trafficked into the United States each year. Please be aware.
Call and report suspicious activity to the Human Trafficking Hotline 888-3737-888

Looking to fight human trafficking? Become an advocate today! Email info@isanctuary.org to get involved.

To read more about this proclamation by President Barack Obama, please click on the links below:
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