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January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

What Is Human Trafficking?

Human Trafficking is a crime against humanity. It involves recruiting, transporting, transferring, harboring or receiving a person through a use of force, coercion or other means, for the purpose of exploiting them. Every year, thousands of men, women and children fall into the hands of traffickers, in their own countries and abroad.

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and January 11 is Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Click the links below to learn more:

Trafficking In Persons by Dr. Nancy A. Murphy, LMHC

Reflection on Human Trafficking by Gail Mengel

Rabbi Lisa Gelber on Human Trafficking (from American Jewish World Service)

Recorded Webinar: Human Trafficking and the Role of the Faith Community (1.6.16)


National Human Trafficking Resource Center

Polaris Project

The Not For Sale Campaign


Interfaith Toolkit on Human Trafficking: Resources for Worship and Action

FBI site on Human Trafficking

2017 Presidential Proclamation

Free the Slaves Trafficking & Slavery Fact Sheet (PDF)

If you believe you are the victim of a trafficking situation or may have information about a potential trafficking situation, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) at 1-888-373-7888. NHTRC is a national, toll-free hotline, with specialists available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year. You can also submit a tip to the NHTRC online.

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