January 11, 2015 - National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

Human Trafficking Awareness History

Human Trafficking Awareness Day is to dedicated to raising awareness of sexual slavery and human trafficking worldwide.   It started in 2007, when the U.S. Senate designated January 11th as National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.  Although it is a U.S. initiative, the United Nations has begun to highlight this topic and working towards global awareness.  

Facts about Human Trafficking Awareness

  • There are 21-30 million people in slavery today.  This is more than at any time in human history (Source: freetheslaves.net)
  • According to UNICEF, 2 million children are estimated to be trafficking victims of sex trade each year.
  • The average age of a girl being forced into the US domestic sex slavery is 12.
  • The average cost of a slave around the world is $90.

Human Trafficking Awareness Top Events and Things to Do

  • Talk to children about strangers and make sure they memorize important addresses and phone numbers.
  • Save 888-373-7888 to your phone. This is the number to the National Human Trafficking Resources Hotline.
  • Check your community listings for events and support them.