When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.
Ways To Aid
If you would like to find a way to join the fight against human trafficking there are many ways in which you can do so.
Donating. There are numerous non-profit organizations around the world dedicated to creating positive change and donations would be a lovely way to support them.
Volunteering. Every cause needs volunteers who are willing to allot some time to help their mission. Volunteers can actively pursue actions such as activism, philanthropy, aftercare, therapy, life skill classes, legal aid, and advocate for stronger laws.
Fundraising. Not only does fundraising provide funds that will assist the chosen organization, but it also raises awareness of trafficking to others in the community and may entice others to join the fight.
Education. Understanding what human trafficking entails and how to spot the signs of trafficking can allow the opportunity to better help those in need. Awareness is the first domino to fall when trying to solve a problem and it is the same thing with human trafficking.
Boycott companies that allow human trafficking. It is important to be cognizant of where your store-bought goods are coming from. There are companies that use force labor to manufacture their products and by steering clear of these companies, the demand will decrease and in turn so will the supply. List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor | U.S. Department of Labor (dol.gov)
Tip the human trafficking hotline. If you are suspicious of any particular behavior that you feel indicates cause for concern, do not be afraid to call the hotline. The US human trafficking hotline is: 1(888) 373-7888