A national human trafficking awareness day has been established in the United States. January 11 is an opportunity to raise awareness of this phenomenon that affects all countries.
Although women and girls are particularly affected by this global phenomenon, men, transgender people and children are also subjected to sexual exploitation and forced labor.
Several actions are put forward on this day to inform, raise awareness or simply recall various measures to demystify this phenomenon and detect the signs of trafficking in our environment. Some organizations, including religious congregations, are taking advantage of this day to launch initiatives of reflection and prayer until the World Day of Prayer and Reflection against Human Trafficking on February 8.
A national anti-trafficking hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in the United States (+1-888-373-7888) and in Canada (1-833-900-1010 – Get Help).