#Savethechildren | Resources, Facts and More on Human Trafficking
July 30th marks the UN's World Day Against Human Trafficking and in an effort to speak out against this horrific act we wanted to take the time to share resources, facts, and links. It's our hope that by sharing this information with all of you, it will continue to bring awareness to this issue and help those who are hurting. Search the hashtag #savethechildren or #unmuteforthechildren to learn more.
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Organizations Fighting Human Trafficking
Operation Underground Railroad
They have the world's experts in extraction operations and in anti-child trafficking efforts to bring an end to child slavery. O.U.R.'s Ops Team consists of former CIA, past and current law enforcement, and highly skilled operatives that lead coordinated identification and extraction efforts. These operations are always in conjunction with law enforcement throughout the world. Once victims are rescued, a comprehensive process involving justice for the perpetrators and recovery and rehabilitation for the survivors begins.
Global Alliance Against Trafficking In Women
The Global Alliance Against Trafficking in Women (GAATW) is comprised of more than 80 non-governmental organizations from around the world including Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin American and the Caribbean, and North America, according to the GAATW site. The Alliance looks at human trafficking in the context of migrant labor exploitation and works to alleviate situations where slavery-like conditions and practices exist. By using research, advocacy, and communication, the GAATW raises awareness and pushes for legislation that combats human trafficking. You can get involved by volunteering or even applying for one of the Alliance's internships.
Stop The Traffik
Stop the Traffik is an organization that calls itself a pioneer in fighting human trafficking through education. The group informs communities on how to recognize the signs of human trafficking as well as how to respond to them. They've also headed initiatives like creating the Stop App, which lets users report human trafficking. You can help out the cause by donating to their intelligence-led campaigns.
The Urban Justice Center's Sex Workers Project
The Sex Workers Project by the Urban Justice Center works to support sex workers and victims of human trafficking. The group does this mostly through legal advocacy and therapeutic support, according to its site. The Sex Workers Project's mission is to create a world that is safe for all workers and that doesn't include human trafficking. They mainly do this by providing policymakers with the necessary information about sex work to help them make informed decisions when it comes to legislation. To help support the work that the Sex Workers Project is doing, you can either make a one-time or monthly donation to the group.
FAIR Girls is dedicated to providing care for trafficking victims who identify as women or girls through advocacy and intervention. The organization provides housing, trauma-informed services, and education that helps these women cope with their experiences. Plus, the organization works to help sex workers who have been trafficked either remove themselves from their situations or continue sex work in a way that is safe for them. There are plenty of ways to get involved with FAIR Girls, including donating, volunteering, and even starting a career with the organization.
While UNICEF is known for its dedication to many causes, one of its missions is to put a stop to all child trafficking. UNICEF works to combat the issue by helping adults attain a livable wage to encourage children to stay in school instead of providing for their families. The organization also lobbies for stronger child protection laws and supporting the training of professionals who either have to mentally support victims or identify them at borders. To help the cause, you can either donate to UNICEF or support one of their events centered around bringing awareness to the issue.
Freedom Network USA
The Freedom Network USA is America's largest coalition of individuals and groups working to provide victims of human trafficking with access to justice, safety, and opportunity, according to its site. In addition to providing legal services, the group has created a network of survivors for support. If you'd like to get involved with the organization, you can donate to help it train professionals.
Love146 is an international anti-child trafficking organization (based in the United States) that focuses heavily on prevention and survivor care. The organization provides homes for victims of trafficking as well as training for individuals who help support them. They also coordinate prevention education in countries around the world and have made it their mission to contribute to trafficking research. To get involved with Love146, you can make a one-time or monthly donation.
For Ways, You Can Help Fight Human Trafficking visit - > https://www.state.gov/20-ways-you-can-help-fight-human-trafficking/
To report a tip or learn more about what is going on in your state visit - https://humantraffickinghotline.org/states
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