LEVERAGE: 5 Ways You Can Help End Human Trafficking

LEVERAGE…

Your voice. 

Posts and tweets.  Social media is the modern day equivalent to a soapbox in the town square.  Whether you are using Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or something else, you have a platform to share about what human trafficking is and what we can do to stop it.

Conversations.  “Evil flourishes in the darkness, and the only remedy is to expose and fight against it.” (John Blanchard)  By sharing with your family, friends and colleagues, you can play a part in exposing human trafficking for the evil that it is. Get involved!  Do what you can to educate yourself and others about this modern day exploitation of innocent victims. 

To Lawmakers.  Support from local and national lawmakers is critical to ending human trafficking, and your voice impacts their decisions.  Just last month, the White House announced new efforts to end human trafficking—and it was the voice of advocates that brought this issue to the forefront.  Write a letter; call your representatives.  Let them know that you care about ending this violent exploitation.  If you are in the US, request that your representative on Capitol Hill support the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA).

Your talents.

How can you give?  The possibilities are endless.  Advocates around the globe are using their talents as songwriters, photographers & videographers, doctors, bakers, writers, painters, graphic design artists, teachers, and encouragers to make a difference.  In your own special way, you can use what is already in your hands to influence great change.

Your finances.

Human trafficking is a well organized, $32 billion industry, and fighting against that takes resources.  Your financial support directly impacts our ability to protect more children against exploitation.

Your time.

Educate yourself.  There are many ways that you can educate yourself about human trafficking – books, movies, websites, and even Facebook and Twitter. Here are a few to help you get started.

100X & Human Trafficking.  What We are Doing and Blog Updates

BooksGirls Like Us by Rachel Lloyd, Half the Sky by Nick Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, and A Crime So Monstrous by Benjamin Skinner

Movies. Nefarious: Merchant of Souls, Human Trafficking and Trade

WebsitesPolaris Project Resource CenterUN Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking, and State Department Office to Monitor & Combat Trafficking in Persons

Host an event; start a fundraising campaign.  Movie night, book club, 5Ks and sports tournaments, concerts and birthday parties.  Gather some friends and be creative!  If you’re interested in fundraising, we’ve made it easy.  You can develop a campaign page at Razoo, and start sharing with your friends in minutes.

Your prayers.

We very much believe there is an enemy that does not want human trafficking to end, but each one of us has at our disposal the most powerful weapon of warfare—and that is prayer.  Please, pray for the girls, for those working to help them, and for exposure of those who are exploiting them.  Your prayers are critical to pushing back against the darkness.

If you or someone you know is a victim of human trafficking, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-3737-888.  It is free and confidential (24/7).

If you have any questions, send an email to LEVERAGE@100XDevelopment.com, and our team will be happy to provide information or talk through any ideas you may have!

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