January 11th is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

January 11th is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day as passed by the US Senate to raise awareness of, and opposition to, human trafficking.

President Obama has also proclaimed January National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Read his Presidential Proclamation on the White House website.

On this day, organizations across the country will take the opportunity to educate thousands of people about the realities of human trafficking. What will YOU do to spread the word?

5 Things You Can Do:

1. Host a Viewing Party for Very Young Girls on January 11th.

2. Inspire 10 Friends to buy This Is to Mother You on January 11th to fund services for young victims of sex trafficking in America.

3. Write a letter to your local paper urging them to report on the lack of funding for victim services. Read the LA Times recent expose about this important topic and urge your paper to investigate the issue in your town.

4. Buy a Girls Are Not for Sale T-Shirt and wear it on the 11th. Have one already? Donate $11 to GEMS instead!

5. Sign the Petition launching on January 11th calling for greater attention to the needs of domestic victims of child sex trafficking.

We can’t end child sex trafficking in one day, but we can all do #JustOneThing on this day to grow the movement of concerned people who have a vision for a day when girls are celebrated – not sold.

Saturday, January 9th, 2010, 4:09 pm
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