If you are in the USA and think someone may be a victim of trafficking, report your suspicions to law enforcement. Call 911 or the 24-hour hotline for National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-373-7888. Victims of trafficking are eligible for services and immigration assistance, even undocumented individuals.
At slaveryfootprint.org, learn how many slaves work for you. Use the interactive survey to input your consumer spending habits and generate a graphic that shows how many products you consume are produced by forced labor.
The folks at Tronie Foundation help businesses get slavery out off their supply chain. The earned seal identifies a company as actively battling human trafficking. In the application process, businesses are helped to implement specific policies and procedures aimed at preventing forced labor. The United Nations-accredited organization, the Tronie Foundation, developed the seal with input from the global anti-slavery leaders, supply chain experts, and some 30 European, and North American companies. See troniefoundation.org
Check out Free the Slave’s teacher’s guide, student activities, and case study guides for classroom projects and slavery in history timeline for student research papers, as well as Faith in Action page for special Jewish materials.
Write to your local, state, and federal government representatives to tell them you want human trafficking to be addressed and what they are doing to do so.
See which companies are working toward eliminating slavery from their supply chains at Know The Chain
Donate or Volunteer at an organization working toward ending slavery at freetheslaves.net or IJM.org
Organize a fundraiser and donate the proceeds to an anti slavery organization. global modern slavery
Influence schools in your vicinity to include modern slavery in their curriculum. As a parent, teacher or administrator, learn and be mindful of how traffickers target school aged children at https://safesupportivelearning.ed.gov/human-trafficking-americas-schools
Free the Slaves has produced an insightful eight-minute documentary, Becoming a Slavery-Free Business, to help companies confront the challenge of slavery in their products. It reveals the real and devastating impact of supply-chain slavery on people throughout the world. https://vimeo.com/37626566
Provide jobs, internships, skills training, and other opportunities to trafficking survivors.
Get involved with a church or spiritual community to spread awareness of human trafficking or to help survivors
Host an awareness event to watch and discuss films about human trafficking. For example, watch SOLD the movie and see how trafficking can happen. Or learn how modern slavery exists today; watch an investigative documentary about sex trafficking; or discover how human trafficking can affect global food supply chains. Also, check out CNN’s Freedom Project for more stories on the different forms of human trafficking around the world.
Recognize the signs of victims of trafficking at https://polarisproject.org/recognize-signs