Human Traffic Watch

Ways to help end child trafficking

In Awareness, Human Trafficking, Social Justice on January 29, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Active in child protection in more than 150 countries, UNICEF is the primary UN agency focusing on the rights of children and approaches trafficking as a serious violation of these rights.  UNICEF works closely with governments at the national and local levels to combat child trafficking.  Here’s how you can help:

  • Find out how the work of exploited people has a direct effect on your life. Visit the Slavery Footprint website to take an online survey that helps you determine how many slaves touch the products you buy. Through the site’s action center and mobile app, consumers are invited to take action and call for ethically sourced products.
  • Support policies that protect victims of trafficking.  Ask your senator to reauthorize the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (S. 1301). Visitvolunteers.unicefusa.org/advocate for a sample letter.
  • Write an article about human trafficking for your local newspaper or community blog. Don’t feel comfortable writing it yourself? Write to the editors of the paper and ask them to do a piece on it.
  • Visit President Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington, D.C. The “Can You Walk Away” exhibit is open year round. Admission is free.

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