January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month
January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Awareness needs to be raised, regarding anti–human trafficking. Community awareness certainly makes a difference.
Local Salvation Army organizations and other nonprofits strive to make a difference regarding trafficking, here in the USA. Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery, a multi–billion–-dollar criminal industry that denies freedom to 40.3 million people around the world. And no matter where you live, chances are it’s happening nearby. From the girl forced into prostitution in a hotel room, to a man discovered in a restaurant kitchen, stripped of his passport and held against his will. All trafficking victims share one essential experience—the loss of freedom.
In The Salvation Army there are 28 programs across the United States dedicated to serving survivors of trafficking. Fighting a good fight, for those held against their will.