On February 2-6, I met with the Anti-trafficking in Person Division/Human Trafficking Specialist at the U.S Department of Health & Human Services in Washington D.C., and the international delegation of Colombian politicians and leaders whom were previously scorted to the 57 Annual National Prayers Breakfast with the president of the United States Mr. Barack Obama at the Washington Hilton Hotel and, other U.S engagements.
We also met with the Associate Director of the Anti-trafficking Services at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). They had the opportunity it provided to share their experinces providing services to foreing national survivors of human trafficking throughout the United States. Which " we do so by identifying social services agencies with capacity to do this work, providing them with training on how to tailor their services to meet the needs of this unique population... " Associate Director said.
Leaders from Colombia invited them to provide training and consultation to NGO and governmental agencies in Colombia on how they are providing this national system of care.
HOST AN EVENT ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Helping victims of human trafficking is as simple as talking to a friend. Host an event and invite the community to discuss the exploitation of human beings. At this campaign, we are eager to spread the word and we'd like to talk at any community event about human trafficking and victim identification.
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-Trafficking in Persons Report 2016 -- Complete Report (PDF)
-Introductory Material (PDF)
-Country Narratives: A-C (PDF)
-Country Narratives: D-I (PDF)
-Country Narratives: J-M (PDF)
-Country Narratives: N-S (PDF)
-Country Narratives: T-Z and Special Case (PDF)
-Relevant International Conventions/Closing Material (PDF)
These are some of the things you can do to help fight human trafficking:
Be informed! 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.
Raise awareness! Talk to friends, family and colleagues. You could even start talking to your local politicians and authorities.
Get involved! 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.
Encourage businesses! Be a responsible consumer! Inform yourself on the labour policies of companies to ensure their products are free from slave labour and other forms of exploitation. If possible, buy fair trade products.
Seek support! If you suspect that someone has been trafficked report it to the institutions or assistance facilities dealing with human trafficking in your area.
"It ought to concern every person, because it is a debasement of our common humanity. It ought to concern every community, because it tears at our social fabric. It ought to concern every business, because it distorts markets. It ought to concern every nation, because it endangers public health and fuels violence and organized crime. I’m talking about the injustice, the outrage, of human trafficking, which must be called by its true name -- modern slavery."
– President Barack OBAMA