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Human Trafficking Awareness Month

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Every year, thousands of men, women, and children fall into the hands of traffickers for forced labor or sexual exploitation. According to the International Labour Organization, 26% of modern day slaves are under the age of 18 ("ILO 2012 global estimate of forced labour, Executive Summary"). Everyone has a role to play to end human trafficking. Below are several resources that provide information on what human trafficking is, how to identify it, and how to help if you suspect it is happening. The best way to put an end to human trafficking, is by spreading awareness. Share these resources with coworkers, family, and friends.

To report suspected human trafficking, call 1-866-347-2423.

To get help from the National Human Trafficking Hotline (NHTH), call 1-888-373-7888, or text HELP or INFO to BeFree (233733). The NHTH can help connect victims with providers in their area. It is a national, toll-free hotline available to answer calls worldwide, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

BUB3 - Be You. Be 3: Smart, Strong and Safe

Be You. Be 3: Smart, Strong and Safe promotes being smart - knowing your body, options and the risks of sexual behavior; being strong - standing up for yourself and how you feel; and being safe - protecting yourself from getting pregnant or getting an STI/STD.

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