It’s December and the season of giving has begun. If you would like to give your time, talents or takings to help raise awareness of human trafficking this Christmas, here are 5 things you could do.
1.Spot the signs
If a community is aware of the signs of human trafficking, it can change the environment a trafficker operates in making it high-risk and not worth the trouble. If you know how to spot the signs of human trafficking and learn how to respond appropriately – you can make a difference this Christmas.
This time of year sees an increase in the demand for consumer goods. Unfortunately, this impacts the global human trafficking industry. To make sure your Christmas is as traffik-free as possible, why not check out the assortment of ethical products from Fairtrade or simply go to your local charity shop. You can also shop at Something Precious, Heavens Attic and Lush, who all support our work.
3.Host a fundraiser
Whether you’re planning to run a marathon or hold a dinner party, STOP THE TRAFFIK’s here to support you. The money you raise is essential to our training programmes and awareness raising campaigns.
Our volunteers are essential to the work that we do, whether it’s awareness raising in their local communities, research or video creation – we wouldn’t be where we are today without them! If you would like to give some of your time to support the fight against human trafficking, please get in touch.
5.Donate to our Christmas appeal
Sex trafficking does not stop at Christmas. Women and girls are sexually exploited and bought and sold for sex. We’re working in partnership with local organisations across the globe to run geo-targeted awareness raising campaigns in identified hotspots. We have reached over 6 million people so far. Please help us scale this work and donate now.