January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
It’s hard to fathom that slavery still exists in these modern times, but the truth is human trafficking and slavery is a $32 billion industry. It’s also the fastest growing and second largest criminal activity in the world. Just some of the types of slavery and/or human trafficking include forced participation in armed conflicts, prostitution, child pornography, and sweatshop work. While people of all genders and ages can fall victim, sadly children are especially vulnerable and subject to victimization.
January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. The infographic below outlines some facts on the topic. And check out these 20 Ways You Can Help Fight Human Trafficking.
Dana joined the iCarol team in 2013 after 12 years of direct service and administrative duties at a suicide prevention, crisis intervention, and empathetic listening helpline that also served as a 2-1-1 information and referral service. As the Communications and Social Media Manager at iCarol, you’ll find her presenting Webinars, Tweeting, Blogging, Facebooking, and producing other materials that aid helplines in their work.
In her spare time, Dana enjoys birdwatching, gardening, animal caregiving, and spending time with her family.