January 11, 2021, is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day! WEAR BLUE to show your support and solidarity.
January is National Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month. Got To Stop LLC continues to find innovative ways to raise awareness, advocate, and support our Survivors and Thrivers worldwide.
We have learned that the COVID-19 pandemic did not slow down the Human Trafficking and Sex Trafficking industries; it aided them. Sex Trafficking cases across the nation and the globe increased exponentially.
Several factors contribute to the rise: economic turmoil, the increased use of the internet, i.e., social media media and gaming platforms, chat rooms, webcams, and the closing and slowing down of victim prevention and protection services made it harder for victims to report and connect to the services they needed.
Although the federal government has funded 42 Human Trafficking Task Forces comprised of government agencies, nongovernmental victim-service providers, and local, state, and federal law enforcement, there is still so much more work to be done. " [Learn More ](https://www.justice.gov/crt/human-trafficking-prosecution-unit-htpu)
Got To Stop LLC met with the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) to discuss the dangers of Human Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)and the impacts. We advocated for all teachers to receive Anti-Human Trafficking Prevention Training. On March 20, 2019, the Resolution calling for Human Trafficking prevention training passed. Got To Stop is leading this effort to get our educators educated to keep our children healthy safe.
In April 2019, Got To Stop partnered with the National Pan-Hellenic Council of New York and organized a 9-mile Anti-Awareness Walk. Got To Stop was joined by community-based and faith-based organization agencies, advocates, and youth groups and passed out safety and prevention tips.
In 2019, Got To Stop LLC collaborated with United To Fight Against Human Trafficking (UNITAS) and their team of experts, advocates, and Survivors/Thrivers and developed a Human Trafficking Exploitation Prevention Educational Curriculum for middle-school and high school students. Learn about the biases and stereotypes widely associated with human trafficking and how they perpetuate the crisis. Education is the key to prevention. Please help us spread the message.
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