Ending Human Trafficking Gains National Recognition in the New Year
January 12, 2010 posted by admin
Just four days into the new year, President Obama declared January National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. According to the U.S. State Department, an estimated 600,000 to 800,000 men, women, and children are trafficked across international borders each year; approximately 80% of trafficking victims are women and girls. In honor of National Human Trafficking Awareness Day (yesterday), Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS) released the following video: Also, don't miss this post on teaching sex trafficking in the classroom.
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