January 11th is the day every year where awareness for human trafficking and sexual slavery is recognised. Millions of people worldwide are enslaved and as each year passes it gets worse. This day was made to increase the awareness so that an end to this allows individuals to obtain their rights and of course to make this world a safe environment.
The United States Senate started this day in 2007. However, back then January 11th was just an initiative for the U.S.
How to take part in this awareness day
- Giving an insight to the younger generation, this includes the stranger danger and knowing important phone number and addresses
- Donations can be done
- Use social media as a way to convey this day by simply #HumanTraffickingAwarenessDay
However, just remember it shouldn't just be one day for the world to have awareness for something like this.
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Thanks for this myTake! This is such an important issue to bring awareness to. I read a book about this topic ('The Road of Lost Innocence') and it's truly heartbreaking that this happens all over the world.
I think bringing awareness to an issue plays a vital role in making change but it's also important to get out in your community and try do more, even if that means just donating what you can to good organizations, foundations, and charities who work hard to make a difference. If anyone is curious, this is a great source to find organizations making the most impact on ending human trafficking. :) www.themuse.com/.../the-fight-for-freedom-7-organizations-combatting-human-trafficking
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