Please visit the following websites to learn more about human trafficking and explore how you can help fight this atrocity:
Buy Responsibly: an organization that seeks to raise consumers’ awareness of the fact that the products they buy may be made by people who have been trafficked for forced and exploited labor.
Free the Slaves: a non-profit dedicated to working with governments, businesses, international aid organizations, and consumers to end slavery worldwide.
The CNN Freedom Project CNN is joining the fight to end modern-day slavery by shining a spotlight on the horrors of modern-day slavery, amplifying the voices of the victims, highlighting success stories, and helping unravel the complicated tangle of criminal enterprises trading in human life.
United Nations Office of Drugs and Crimes Human Trafficking Page: UNODC assists States in their efforts to implement the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress, and Punish Trafficking in Persons. They offer a variety of resources and reports detailing the prevalence of trafficking in the world as well as ways nations can work together to fight this crime.
UNICEF’s Child Trafficking Page: UNICEF works with development partners, governments, and non-governmental organizations on all aspects of anti-trafficking responses – prevention, protection and prosecution – and supports evidence-based research to strengthen interventions.
UNODC Global Report on Human Trafficking: In the framework of the United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons, the General Assembly mandated UNODC to produce a Global Report every two years, starting in 2012. The Global Report 2012 will provide an overview of patterns and flows of trafficking in persons. The report will also include a chapter on the worldwide response to trafficking in persons.