President Obama recently proclaimed January 2012 to be National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. In Obama’s proclamation, he stated:
“Our Nation was founded on the enduring principles of equality and freedom for all. As Americans, it is our solemn responsibility to honor and uphold this legacy. Yet, around the world and even within the United States, victims of modern slavery are deprived of the most basic right of freedom. During National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, we rededicate ourselves to preventing and ending human trafficking, and we recognize all who continue to fight this serious human rights violation.”
To learn more about Human Trafficking in the United States and abroad, visit the U.S. Department of State’s “Trafficking in Person’s 2010” site. Please share human trafficking resources that you utilize in the comments section!