Human Trafficking Awareness Day


In the United States, January 11  has been designated by the US Congress as National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Across the country, anti-trafficking organisations host activities, including film screenings and community trainings, to raise awareness about human trafficking. Does your country have a Human Trafficking Awareness Day? What do you know about human trafficking? Tell us about it on DEPDC Interactive or join us on Facebook and leave a message.

The blue heart in the image above is taken from the Blue Heart Campaign against Human Trafficking by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Click here to find out more or stay tuned with the campaign’s Facebook group.

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Posted on January 11, 2011, in General. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. So if Human Trafficking is second only to drug trafficking as the most profitable illegal industry in the world, why can’t those people in highest position don’t do something about it?

    • Thank you for your comment. I think many people who are aware of trafficking issues find this frustrating as well. I suppose on some level criminal industries are by their nature hard to tackle but it is also a complex issue related to problems like political awareness and activism, gender equality, and the demand of sex as a commodity, to name a few. I think feeling disillusion about political leaders is a common feeling citizens of many nations feel. Authorities and government are not doing enough to help those who need it most, those who are most marginalized from society. I think at the end of the day it is as much the responsibility of those in positions of power, as it is our responsibility as individuals to act on our own initiative as individuals and as collective groups of concerned people to make change and demand it from people and government in power. Thank you again for reading our blog!

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