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July 30, 2017 is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons July 27th, 2017
Every year, millions of children, women and men fall into the hands of traffickers, lured by fake promises and deceit. Human trafficking has become a global multi-billion-dollar enterprise, affecting nearly every country in the world.
On the 2017 World Day against Trafficking in Persons, UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) calls on all to ‘act to protect and assist trafficked persons.’ The theme highlights the impact of conflict and natural disasters and the multiple risks of human trafficking that many people face. It addresses a key issue concerning trafficking responses: that most people are never identified as trafficking victims and therefore cannot access most of the assistance or protection provided.
On the 2017 World Day against Trafficking in Persons remember the victims of this crime and show your support.
Learn more about the issue at this anti-trafficking website.
In her book Stolen, Katariina (Kat) Rosenblatt, Phd, writes about her personal experience of being a survivor of sex trafficking, her escape and subsequent work with American children.
Read a book review I Have a Voice – Trafficked Women – in their own words by Mary O’Herron
Visit the UN Office on Drugs and Crime for more information and ways to get involved
Shop for Bargains and Make a Statement this Black Friday November 21st, 2016
Join The Human Thread’s Campaign with Macy’s and Kohl’s
Based in Milwaukee, WI, The Human Thread seeks to foster awareness that promotes solidarity between consumers of clothing and those who produce them to create a more just economy and sustainable communities.
Between now and Black Friday (Nov. 25), The Human Thread is spearheading a postcard campaign. Postcards are being sent to the CEOs of Macy’s and Kohl’s in support of a living wage at locations where clothes sold in the U.S. are made. Please join Oblates JPIC in this effort.
Visit The Human Thread’s website to read more about the issue and download campaign postcards.