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USCRI NATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING VICTIM ASSISTANCE PROGRAM


January 6, 2014

Posted by:  USCRI NHTVAP Team



National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month


Excerpt from President Obama’s speech on human trafficking at the Clinton Global Initiative on 09/25/12:

"It ought to concern every person, because it's a debasement of our common humanity. It ought to concern every community, because it tears at the social fabric.

"It ought to concern every business, because it distorts markets. It ought to concern every nation, because it endangers public health and fuels violence and organized crime.

"I’m talking about the injustice, the outrage, of human trafficking, which must be called by its true name–modern slavery."

National Human Trafficking Awareness Day is January 11, 2014

In 2007 the U.S. Senate designated January 11th as a National Day of Human Trafficking Awareness in an effort to raise consciousness about this global, national and local issue.
USCRI stands with survivors, individuals, organizations, and governmental entities bringing awareness and a commitment to bring an end to this atrocious crime.

http://www.ice.gov/news/galleries/videos/ht_psa_full.htm

http://www.ice.gov/news/galleries/videos/ht_psa-esp.htm

We invite you to let us know what your organization is doing during this awareness-raising month, and we’ll be happy to publicize events, and help promote efforts across the country via our social media channels.

“Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.”
― Abraham Lincoln

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