Starting with a Presidential Proclamation in 2011, January is observed as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Even though slavery has been abolished in the United States, there are forms that still exist, like human trafficking. This can happen to anyone, no matter race, age or gender, and is a highly profitable crime. Every year millions of people are trafficked around the world, including inside the United States. There are many forms of human trafficking, but the three most common types are: forced labor, sex trafficking, and domestic servitude.
In this month’s newsletter, see how our partners observed and were celebrated this month for the work they do with survivors of human trafficking.