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Human Trafficking Awareness Month, held each January brings attention to labor and sexual exploitation. Communities and organizations hold events such as vigils and conferences, to educate the public, advocate for the rights and needs of survivors, and to hold people who benefit from the exploitation of others accountable. Efforts by advocates, during Human Trafficking Awareness Month and year-round have raised awareness about the existence of these heinous crimes; however, communities and individuals often still struggle to recognize the numerous forms that trafficking can take and the many people who are affected by it every day in their own backyards and around the world.
These crimes have received some heightened attention because of recent stories connected to the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, particularly those accounts connected to Jeffrey Epstein and NXIVM. Human trafficking affects survivors who have been hidden away and exploited for sex and labor in homes and other private venues, but it also impacts those who are not hidden. In many cases, people are openly exploited in the street, food services, spas and salons, as well as in industries related to agriculture, construction, and manufacturing. Despite the public nature of the exploitation, it goes unnoticed or unrecognized for what it is.
Pictured L to R: REV. JOHN KALLERSON, St. Paul Lutheran Church, JUDY BROWN, Legal Advocate, A Way Out,
DAVID HYDE, Executive Director, A Way Out, REV. SCOTT OGDEN, Park Methodist Church,
JENNIFER CABER, Sexual Assault Counselor, A Way Out, FR. JAMES CAMPBELL, St. Eulalia Catholic Church.