Take Action

YOU MAY CHOOSE TO LOOK THE OTHER WAY BUT YOU CAN NEVER SAY AGAIN THAT YOU DID NOT KNOW.

William Wilberforce

How can I take action through my job?

Businesses:

Provide jobs, internships, skills training, and other opportunities to trafficking survivors. 

Students:

Take action on your campus. Join or establish a club to raise awareness about human trafficking and initiate action throughout your local community. Consider doing one of your research papers on a topic concerning human trafficking. Request that human trafficking be included in curricula. 

Health Care Providers:

Learn how to identify the indicators of human trafficking and assist victims. With assistance from anti-trafficking organizations, extend low-cost or free services to human trafficking victims. 

Journalists:

The media plays an enormous role in shaping perceptions and guiding the public conversation about human trafficking. Here are some media best practices on how to effectively and responsibly report stories on human trafficking. 

Attorneys:

Offer human trafficking victims legal services, including support for those seeking benefits or special immigration status. Resources are available for attorneys representing victims of human trafficking.

Be well-informed.

Set up a web alert to receive current human trafficking news. Become familiar with public awareness materials available from the Department of Health and Human Services or the Department of Homeland Security.

Read all about It.

There are a wide range of books that chronicle the personal experiences of victims, survivors and campaigners against human/sex trafficking. Organize your book club or your social club’s reading list to include these books and share these stories of struggle, triumph and hope. Check out our book list for some suggestions.

Fundraise and Donate.

The work of ending human trafficking requires incredible amounts of infrastructure and work that ultimately carries a huge financial burden.

  1. Research which organizations you feel most comfortable giving to and
  2. organize a bake sale, movie night, marathon or any other event to raise funds.
  3. Donate!

Increase your knowledge.

One of the key ways to fight human trafficking is to be aware and engaged so that you can best know how to help victims, leverage assistance, and organize. Learn the indicators of human trafficking so you can help identify a potential trafficking victim. Human trafficking training is available for individuals, businesses, first responders, law enforcement, educators, and federal employees, among others. Request one of our trainers or speakers. There’s a range of seminars and workshops to help you or your organization understand human trafficking.

Share on Social Media.

We live in an increasingly connected world. With one click we can share an informative graphic, a change-inspiring photo, or share a YouTube documentary with our social networks. Follow us to have your say, debate issues and show your support to help us create opportunities to end human trafficking in Arizona.

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TRUST4AZ

Join our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/trustarizona/

Be a conscientious and informed consumer.

Discover your slavery footprint, ask who picked your tomatoes or made your clothes, or check out the Department of Labor’s List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced LaborEncourage companies to take steps to investigate and prevent human trafficking in their supply chains and publish the information, including supplier or factory lists, for consumer awareness.

Learn what work is being done in your community.

Volunteer and support anti-trafficking efforts in your community. Research what efforts are being done and what services are being offered to victims and survivors. Many organizations rely on volunteers and help from the community at large.

Engage with your Lawmakers.

Meet with and/or write to your local, state, and federal government representatives to let them know you care about combating human trafficking and ask what they are doing to address it.

Build Awareness.

Host an awareness-raising event to watch and discuss films about human trafficking. For example, learn how modern slavery exists today; watch an investigative documentary about sex trafficking; or discover how human trafficking can affect global food supply chains. 

If You Suspect Human Trafficking Anywhere In The United States…

Call The National Human Trafficking Hotline:

1-888-373-7888

Or… TXT help Or info To BEFREE (233733)