You can make a difference...in your work place.

  • Raise Awareness.
    • Talk with co-workers about the issue.
    • Have staff trained on how to recognize human trafficking and intervene.
    • Confront the “demand” side of sex trafficking by educating men who use prostitutes, changing male attitudes toward commercial sex. Many Johns (men who purchase sex) would be deterred if they fully understood the harmful effects on the victims. Read more here.
    • If you work with children, teach them safety and how to avoid being trafficked themselves.
    • Teachers and professors, incorporate a class period or unit on educating your students on modern-day slavery and what can be done to stop it.
    • Host a film about modern-day slavery.
  • Make sure your company’s products aren’t made with slave labor.
  • Host a fund raiser with your campus organization.
  • Encourage legislation that criminalizes the purchase of sex to discourage a demand for commercial sex.
  • Offer an internship for former slaves or at risk children who are vulnerable to being exploited.
  • Register your company as FreeTrade.
  • Be trained as a modern-day abolitionist. Host a Backyard Academy.
  • Spend time with former slaves. Many of them have never had someone in their lives who truly cares about them.
  • Advocate against pornography, a root of sex trafficking.
  • Buy free-trade products.
  • Buy products where money goes back to survivors of trafficking.
  • Many children are trafficked because they are vulnerable living in poverty. Sponsor a child with your family or a group of friends.
  • Connect with other people making a difference locally.
  • Offer services to organizations fighting trafficking: printing, design, writing, marketing, health care, legal assistance, counseling, security, training, cooking, etc.
  • Teach a skill to an at-risk child or former slave like English, Spanish, computer skills, music, business, beauty, cooking, etc.
  • Taxi cab drivers, hotel workers, etc.: be trained on how you can intervene.