January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Here are a couple of facts that remind us of the enormity of this human rights situation in our world.
In January, and throughout the year, the Coalition of Catholic Organizations Against Human Trafficking (CCOAHT) works to eliminate the plight of trafficked victims. CCOAHT advocates for stronger legislation, promotes survivor-centered services for victims, and raises public consciousness through grass roots action.
- January 11 is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Please pray along with us for all victims of trafficking and work to #endtrafficking and #stopslavery.
- Participate in #WearBlueDay on January 11. Blue Campaign’s #WearBlueDay raises awareness of human trafficking by inviting the public to take photos of themselves, friends, family, and colleagues donning blue clothing to share them on social media, along with the #WearBlueDay hashtag! The Blue Campaign is the Department of Homeland Security’s national anti-trafficking public awareness campaign, designed to educate the public on how to recognize the indicators of human trafficking and safely report it.
- Learn about the Coalition of Catholic Organizations against Human Trafficking at https://bit.ly/36Q6riU OR https://www.usccb.org/offices/anti-trafficking-program/coalition-catholic-organizations-against-human-trafficking
- Interested in becoming a member? Learn more at CCOAHT: https://bit.ly/3oVMehO