Human Trafficking Awareness Day
Human Trafficking Awareness Day comes on January 11 of Every year. It’s a day to create awareness about sexual slavery and human trafficking to worldwide. Now, nearly 20-30 millions of people were enslaved in the world, which is more than any time in the human history. Slavery is recognised on every day in the way of young women forced into prostitution; migrant workers are exploited in the workforce and children become soldiers. Hence Human Trafficking Awareness Day is created to end these slaveries and make sure that every individual has their rights and making the world as a safer place to all people.
History of Human Trafficking Awareness Day
Human Trafficking Awareness Day is created by the Unites States Senate in 2007. They organised the day to raise awareness to stop human trafficking and sexual slavery. Initially, the day is started as a U.S initiative, and they began to highlight the topic and they aimed to work towards the awareness to the people about the abolition of human trafficking and sexual slavery.
It’s by standing up for the rights of women and girls that we truly measure up as men.” – Desmond Tutu
Sexual Exploitation is the most frequent form of human trafficking, and it accounts for nearly 79% of human trafficking victims. These victims are mostly women’s and girls. Virtually 2 Million children are estimated to be the victims of sexual slavery. According to the reports of UNICEF, almost 20% of the victims are children and 13 is the moderate age of a girl being forced into the Sexual Slavery. The average cost of a slave around the world is 90 Dollars.
How to celebrate Human Trafficking Awareness Day
Celebrate the Human Trafficking Awareness Day by teaching your children how to behave to strangers and to memorise important phone numbers and addresses. People’s can make a donation to the organisation like Unisex and Polaris project. Both groups are fighting human trafficking organisations. The emergency number for National Human Trafficking Resource Hotline is 888-373-7888 and peoples can save that number to your phone. Individuals should learn the signs and indicators of human trafficking. Hence the people can recognise it and report it. You can use #HumanTraffickingAwarenessDay to post on social media.
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