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Soroptimists STOP Trafficking

Raising awareness about sex trafficking, sexual slavery and human trafficking

(Above) The Vista, California, Soroptimist club sponsors an annual walk and community event on the National Day of Human Trafficking Awareness to raise awareness and educate the global and local communities about the horrible crimes of human trafficking.

About this program

Slavery is a harsh reality for millions of people the world over who find themselves trapped in an exploitative and abusive system, bought and sold like objects, and treated with no dignity or human decency.

How extensive is modern day slavery's reach? Human rights groups estimate that anywhere between 12.3 million and 27 million people are enslaved in forced or bonded labor, child labor, sexual servitude, and involuntary servitude at any given time.

In 2007, Soroptimist launched a major campaign— Soroptimists STOP Trafficking—aimed at raising awareness about the devastating practice of sex
trafficking. Soroptimist club members place sex slavery awareness cards in highly visible locations including police stations, women’s centers, hospitals, legal aid societies, etc. The program has evolved to include a multi-dimensional approach to end sex trafficking including raising awareness, assisting victims, preventing sexual slavery, and advocating for better laws and enforcement.

Read more about the impact of the STOP trafficking program and learn more about the complex issue of sex trafficking and what can be done to stop it.

 

Quick Links

• Read the Soroptimist Whitepapers on this topic:

The New Face of Slavery

Prostitution is Not a Choice


• Donate to support this program

• Contact Soroptimist's program department

• Learn more about the impact of this program

• Members: Access resources for administering this program

     

 

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