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World Day Against Trafficking Persons

Each year on July 30th is World Day Against Trafficking Persons. This day was declared by the United Nations General Assembly to acknowledge the many women, men, and children that fall victim to sex-traffickers in their own countries and abroad. The day also provides an opportunity for governments to reaffirm their commitment to stop criminals from exploiting people for profit. Human Trafficking is a heinous crime and is recognized as the modern-day slavery. This illegal act has caused hurt and pain for victims as well as loved ones of victims that are confused, scared, anxious for the personal well being of the abused.

For victims of the abuse, there is a series of mental unrest that occurs from the moment of capture to the very next moments of captivity, coercion, and forcefulness of having to perform any type of lewd or profane acts. The victims are exposed to trauma daily and soon lose hope that they will receive help and rescue.

For the ones causing the abuse, there are a series of mental disturbances that are affiliated for an individual to be capable of inflicting this type of hurt and pain to another person and/or group to obtain sex labor. These types of sadistic perpetrators are deceitful, manipulative, coercive, controlling, aggressive, violent, and abusive. Beware of the Trafficker that might seem unassuming as a criminal, on the contrary they can be alluring, friendly, and charming.

According to the National Day Calendar (2021), “Trafficking victims usually experience physical and/or psychological abuse. They might also endure sexual abuse, food and sleep deprivation, threats to family members, and isolation from the outside world. Family members of the victim may also get threatened.”

What can we do to help?

According to the National Day Calendar (2021) this is what we can do to observe the World Day Against Trafficking Persons…

  • Learn about human trafficking problems in the area you live and find ways to prevent it.
  • Learn the indicators of human trafficking, which can be found on the U.S. Department of State website.
  • Call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 if you suspect someone is a victim.
  • Be a conscientious and informed consumer.
  • Ask your local officials what they are doing to combat human trafficking.
  • Learn more about human trafficking by watching a documentary on the subject, such as Face to Face with Slavery, The Traffickers, and Children for Sale.

You can also spread awareness for this day on social media with # WorldDayAgainstTraffickingInPersons or #EndHumanTrafficking

If you are interested in education and advocacy assistance on how to prevent Human Sex Trafficking, you can attend the 2021 End Sexual Exploitation Summit.

Details Enclosed Here:Cese Summit 2021

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National Day Calendar

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