Learning IS doing something. As the saying goes, “Knowledge is power!”
In order to prevent human trafficking from ever happening in the first place, we must be aware that it exists. We must also continually learn about the many changing facets and causes of this evil crime. But perhaps, most important after learning about the issue, is understanding what is already being done to combat it!
Dig in for a list of some great resources and news (old and new) about human trafficking and related topics.
State Report Cards | Shared Hope International How is your state doing in regards to laws passed to fight human trafficking? Take a look at these report cards to find out. Did you know that 27 states still treat child victims of sex trafficking as criminals?
Her Freedom, Her Voice Report | Freedom Fund Why are women and girls disproportionately affected by human trafficking? The Freedom Fund analyzes this question and how to build systems to protect against gender discrimination in the future.
15 Ways You Can Help Fight Human Trafficking | The U.S. Department of State Are you looking for ways that you can begin combating human trafficking now? The Department of State has put together a list of practical and specific measures to get you started today.
Ten Tantalizing Chocolate Facts | Fairtrade America Did you know it would take almost a full year for a cocoa tree to produce enough pods to make 10 standard sized Hershey chocolate bars? Did you also know that more than two-thirds of the world’s cocoa is grown in Africa, and Côte d’Ivoire alone produces 33% of the world’s supply? Learn more about this favorite delight and the farmers who make our obsession possible.