The U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s End Trafficking Project Seeks to Achieve Zero Exploited Children Around the World
Yes, it sounds archaic. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t happening all over the world, and even in many American states. Statistics are actually showing California, New York, Texas and Florida as having the highest number of reported cases of human trafficking. In this day and age, I find that incredible…and astoundingly sad.
Each year, there are millions of women, men and children forced into hard labor with little or no pay, prostitution and other horrific circumstances.
Many of the children who willingly connected with the people who put them in these terrifying situations did so because they believed that they were being given a good opportunity, instead of a ticket to probably the worst future they could ever imagine for themselves.
Anyone can be the victim of human trafficking and coerced or lured into a life of pornography, fraud or exploitation.
The End Trafficking project is the U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s initiative to raise awareness about child trafficking and mobilize communities to take meaningful action to help protect children. In partnership with concerned individuals and groups, the End Trafficking project aims to bring us all closer to a day when there are zero exploited children.
So, what can YOU do to help end the cycle of violence, humiliation and modern-day slavery for trafficking victims around the world?
Three Ways To Take Action:
- Join or start a UNICEF club at your high school or college. Visit unicefusa.org/highschool or unicefusa.org/campusinitiative.
- Find out how many slaves work for you. Slavery Foot Print’s website allows consumers to understand how their purchases may connect them. Take the site’s survey and use their action center and mobile app to raise your voice for ethically sourced products. Visit slaveryfootprint.org.
- Keep Learning. Visit unicefusa.org/endtrafficking and notmylife.org to learn more about what UNICEF and other organizations are doing to protect children. Check out http://www.facebook.com/
UNICEF-USA for news and updates about the U.S. Fund’s initiative.
Also, take a look at Angie Harmon’s new PSA below. As UNICEF’s newest Ambassador, Harmon is helping to spread the about exploitative practices around the world, as part of Human Trafficking Awareness Month.
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