10 Ways You Can Help Fight Human Trafficking

Millions of men, women, and children around the world are living in slavery today.  Many of us hear about it and want to do something, but the issue can seem overwhelming. We created a list that outlines 10 easy ways to help fight human trafficking. Together, we can help end human trafficking and provide restorative care to survivors. 

  1. Human Trafficking happens all over the world, even in the United States. You can learn the indicators of human trafficking so you can help identify potential victims. 
  2. Save the Human Trafficking Hotline number in your phone. If you see something that looks suspicious call 1-888-373-7888 or 911. 
  3. Host an awareness event in your home. Invite friends and family to watch a documentary and discuss human trafficking. 
  4. Host a fundraiser. Partner with Willow International or other nonprofit organizations to raise funds necessary to combatting human trafficking and providing necessary care to survivors. 
  5. Raise awareness on campus. Join or start a club to raise awareness in your community. Many students have written research papers and even hosted fundraisers at their school. 
  6. Use the power of social media. Share articles, re-post, and invite your friends to join the cause.
  7. Learn your slavery footprint. Be an informed consumer. Check out the Department of Labor's List of Goods Produced by Child and Forced Labor. Encourage businesses to prevent human trafficking in their supply chain. 
  8. Write your local, state, and federal officials to let them know you care about ending trafficking and would like to learn how they are addressing the issue. 
  9. Encourage local schools to include modern slavery in their curriculum. Learn how traffickers target school-aged children.
  10. Donate time and/or money to anti-trafficking organizations. No act is too small.