January 11, 2012 — A Day for Prayer and Action
Over 12.3 million people are estimated to work in conditions of forced labor world-wide according to the International Labour Organisation. On January 11th, consider marking human trafficking day with prayer and action.
Learn more about the products of child and slave labor through Anti-Slavery International’s interactive website.
Estimate your “slavery footprint”.
Check out the helpful packet of resources and articles called “Human Trafficking and the Intersection with Domestic Violence,” produced by the Presbyterians Against Domestic Violence Network. Look in particular for the essay, “The New Face of Slavery,” by Noelle Damico, pp. 11–15, which concludes with a concise list of resources and ways to get involved.
More resources can be found on the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) human trafficking website.
Did you know that the Super Bowl and other large sporting events are prime targets for trafficking and the moving of trafficked children and adults? Act now with the United Church of Christ in calling for a “law enforcement game plan” for the Super Bowl in Indianapolis, IN, on February 6, 2012.
Other organizations with which you can get involved include:
- Love146: End child sex slavery and exploitation: Become a partner today!
- Not for Sale: The Movement to Re-Abolish Slavery: Plan your own Freedom Sunday for your congregation on February 26, 2012, the first Sunday of Lent
If you suspect an incident of human trafficking, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at (888) 373‑7888. Learn about signs that a person has been trafficked. Be vigilant!