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January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

As we learn more and more about human trafficking, we realize how prevalent it is in our own county, our own cities, and even in our own neighborhoods. According to the Trafficking in Persons Council 2015 Annual Report in 2014, DCF received 94 referrals of youth who were at risk or confirmed victims of human trafficking. What’s just as alarming is the way in which victims are lured into human trafficking in which traffickers use power and control tactics to target vulnerable people.  

Fortunately, Connecticut is a leader in the nation for combating this crime. The CT Trafficking in Persons Council directly addresses the policy needs to help our state more effectively fight human trafficking.

Thankfully, January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and there are action steps that YOU can take to help bring attention to the issue. Be sure to use the hashtags #BlueCampaign #endtrafficking #enddemandct #WearBlueDay to show solidarity and take a stand against human trafficking in our state.

Wednesday January 11th:

  • National Human Trafficking Awareness Day (WEAR BLUE to show solidarity)
  • Like, Share & Retweet CT’s NEW End Demand Campaign
  • Read blogs from Young Women Rising and LOVE146 about human trafficking

Saturday January 14th :

  • Trafficking in Connecticut, The Underground (Promise Land Church of God, West Haven, 8:30am-12pm)

Tuesday, January 17th:

Thursday, January 19th :

  • Press Conference: Hotel/ Motel Training (Legislative Office Building, Hartford, 9:30am)
  • Trafficking in Persons Council Meeting: End Demand (Legislative Office Building, Hartford, 10am-12pm)

 

 

 


By Samantha Savvidou, MSW Intern at 10 Jan 2017, 13:05 PM

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