National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
Human trafficking, which includes forced labor and sexual exploitation, is a global crisis that is affecting all populations – men, women, children, U.S. citizens, and foreign nationals. Although human traffickers target both adults and minors, children and youth are particularly vulnerable. An estimated 20 million individuals are victims of human trafficking across the globe. According to statistics from the Department of Defense, there are roughly 4.5 million people worldwide who are victims of forced sexual exploitation, and nearly $99 billion per year is earned from sex trafficking.
This month, learn to recognize the signs of human trafficking and join us in taking a stand to combat this horrific crime.
Here's how to get involved!
- Did you know peer-to-peer sex trafficking can occur among youth? Get the facts and share this infographic with youth in your adolescent pregnancy prevention programs. Co-brand the infographic by adding your own logo in less than 5 minutes using our Studio Tool.
- Advance your knowledge beyond the basics by taking our online training course on sex trafficking and adolescents.
- Check out these 15 ways to help fight human trafficking, including hosting an educational event or organizing a fundraiser.
- Help keep our schools safe. Learn how to recognize and prevent trafficking in America’s schools from this guide.
- Visit the National Human Trafficking Hotline for additional information, resources, and safety tips.
Get Help or Report Abuse:
- For 24/7 law enforcement support, call toll-free 866-347-2423, or submit a tip online at www.ice.gov/tips
National Human Trafficking Hotline
- Call toll-free 1-888-373-7888 (24/7) for information, help or to report potential trafficking crimes.
- Text HELP to 233733 (BEFREE) to help victims and survivors or to connect with local services.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)
- Call toll-free 1-800-THE-LOST (843-5678) to report missing or exploited minors.