January 11th is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

From our friends at WOMEN’S WAY

Did you know?

Human trafficking is a form of modern day slavery. Victims of trafficking are tricked, lured, coerced, or otherwise removed from their home or country, and then exploited for commercial sex or labor purposes.

Did you know?

Human trafficking is tied with the illegal arms trade as the second largest criminal industry in the world and it is the fastest growing.

Did you know?

This horrific crime drastically impacts women as 80% of human trafficking victims are women and girls. Studies indicate that the average age of a U.S. female to be forced to enter into sex trafficking is just 12 years old.

Did you know?

Human trafficking occurs all over this country, including Pennsylvania and in the City of Philadelphia. But the Philadelphia Anti-Trafficking Coalition (PATC), is working to help victims and put an end to this brutal crime.

Want to do something?

Attend a Film Screening and Discussion

On Wednesday, January 11, 2012, the Philadelphia Anti-Trafficking Coalition (PATC) will host a special screening of the documentary Very Young Girls, which will be followed by a panel discussion. The film highlights the plight of teenage girls sold into street prostitution in New York City, and the hardships they face. The event will take place from 6:00 to 8:00pm at University of Pennsylvania, Stiteler Hall, 208 S. 37th Street, Philadelphia. Admission is free and light refreshments will be provided.

Advocate for Life-Saving Legislation

Help push for the passage of the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline Act (SB 338). This state legislation would help victims of human trafficking escape their situation by requiring certain establishments in PA to post the 24-hour hotline number.

This important bill, sponsored by Senator Leach, was unanimously voted out of the Senate Labor & Industry Committee this past fall. Now, we are pushing for a full Senate vote and our lawmakers need to hear from you!

Please take a moment to contact your State Senator and urge him or her to support the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline Act - SB 338.


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