There are many ways you can help fight human trafficking:
Get involved with local organizations in your area that work on human trafficking and that provide services to human trafficking victims.
Participate in an anti-trafficking movement in your area and get involved in its activities and campaigns (e.g. hold events, distribute posters, leaflets etc.) in your neighborhood and in schools.
Be a responsible consumer! Inform yourself on the labor policies of companies to ensure their products are free from slave labor and other forms of exploitation. If possible, buy fair trade products.
Urge your Representatives to co-sponsor the Business Supply Chain Transparency on Trafficking and Slavery Act of 2014 (H.R. 4842), which was introduced by Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Chris Smith (R-NJ) in June of this year.
Call or email your member of congress.. download the template and fact sheet HR 4842.
HELP RAISE AWARENESS
Talk to friends, family and colleagues.
Start talking to your local politicians and authorities.
Publicize the hotline number. Raise public awareness and learn more about how to recognize and report potential trafficking cases to the NHTRC (National Human Trafficking Hotline).
If you suspect that someone has been trafficked report it to the institutions or assistance facilities dealing with human trafficking in your area.
Educate yourself about human trafficking. Educate yourself about human trafficking by reading about it. Follow events in the news. Keep your eyes open – human trafficking is happening all around us.
TRAVEL WITH SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE BUSINESSES
ECPAT-USA works with travel companies to put in place policies and programs that assist them in spotting and reporting cases of child sex trafficking, should they occur on their premises (The Tourism Industry Code of Conduct).
Click here for a full list of companies they work with.
Print this letter to ask the hotel you are traveling with to become a member of The Code. Make sure to hand it directly to the General Manager!