6 Ways You Can Help Fight Human Trafficking RIGHT NOW
1) Pray While our first instinct may be to take action, we know that we are not alone in the fight against the evil that is human trafficking. Prayer is our acknowledgement that we need God in the battle against darkness and that God’s desire for victims of trafficking is freedom.
Our prayer video for victims of human trafficking can be used personally or in a worship service.
2) Support an anti-trafficking organization
There are so many local organizations that work to end human trafficking. These organizations often need help. Use your skills, resources, and time to strengthen their efforts. To find organizations fighting human trafficking in your area, check out Engage Together’s Global Network, which is a “network of justice advocates committed to collaborative engagement." Learn more at their website.
3) Take a picture of your hotel room
A new app called Traffick Cam developed this past year allows you to take a picture of your hotel or motel, and share with investigators. This helps them determine where perpetrators of sex trafficking are committing their crime in order to stop them. This app is available for Android devices and Apple products.
4) Spread awareness Host an awareness event at your church, school, or home. There are tons of movies, documentaries and books available on the subject of human trafficking (both sex trafficking and labor trafficking). You can choose to focus on the policies and laws in one session, or learn the story of a survivor, or find out how trafficking affects industries such as food or retail.
Some great resources to start with are here.
5) Give out this number
If you or someone you know is in danger of forced labor, sex trafficking and need to get help, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at (888) 373-7888 or text BeFree (233733)
6) Learn more
There are several resources about ways to engage in anti-trafficking efforts at ncm.org/trafficking. You can also learn more about how churches are working with children and families in communities at risk for human trafficking.