end human trafficking day
June 28, 2020
In 2013, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the World Day against Trafficking in Persons to bring awareness about the situation of victims of human trafficking and their rights. Trafficking in persons is a serious crime, and both child and adult victims around the globe are forced to do hard labor, domestic servitude, sexual acts and routinely experience other forms of exploitation and abuse.
July 30th is the day the world recognizes human trafficking as a hideous crime that exploits women, children and men in their own countries and abroad. The goal is preventing abuse, exploitation, and to eliminate all forms of violence and forced labor.
According to the State of California Department of Justice human trafficking is among the world's fastest growing criminal enterprises and is estimated to be a $150 billion-a-year global industry. Women and girls already account for more than 70 percent of detected human trafficking victims, and today are among the hardest hit by the pandemic. Sexual slavery is the most common form of exploitation (59% share) followed by forced labor (34% share).
This year in particular we recognize those that are tireless in their efforts to support survivors of human trafficking despite the shifting climate caused by COVID-19. At Safehouse, we recognize the continued work of survivor leaders that provide services and advocacy, first responders, our staff on the front lines, and the work of our community partners .
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