It’s hard to remember now, but it was only recently that human trafficking – which is a growing global problem of enormous scale – was something that most people simply didn’t talk about. In fact, it was only in 2007 that the U.S. Senate designated January 11th as National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. The result today is a real focus on creating awareness (and not just in the U.S.) on the trafficking of humans for sexual or labor exploitation that keeps millions of people in what has been described as the “new slavery.”
For The Junior League as a whole (honored by the United Nations Association of New York in 2011 for its League-based initiatives in fighting against human trafficking) as well as many individual Leagues and SPACs, the fight against human trafficking in our communities is an important one. Consider just these few examples of the work being done to create awareness of – and action against – human trafficking in our communities…
An overview of the work of SPACs and individual Leagues
The Junior League of Tampa’s AbolishMovement.com
The long history of NYSPAC’s work on this issue
The Junior League of Kalamazoo’s Sara Morley LaCroix on the Kalamazoo Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition
The work of CalSPAC against human trafficking
Junior Leagues at work with the S.O.A.P campaign
http://The Fight Against Human Trafficking Is Big Enough For All Of Us And Then Some
Reno Takes A Stand Against Human Trafficking In Nevada
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3 Questions: Caroline Vance Bruister & Virginia Chambers, Co-Chairs of CalSPAC
3 Questions: Lee Lowry of The Junior League of Tampa
3 Questions: Sara Morley-LaCroix of the Junior League of Kalamazoo
3 Questions: Lisa Hofflich, Co-chair of NYSPAC
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