February is Black History Month in the United States. Honor this time by learning about how human trafficking affects communities of color.
Valentine's Day is February 14th, 2019. This year, surprise your special someone with fair trade chocolate!
The Global Business Coalition Against Human Trafficking has released an interactive map of anti-trafficking organizations.
On February 7, 2018 join the End It Movement and shine a light on modern day slavery.
This documentary, produced by The Guardian, explores the connection between trafficking and women's prisons.
February 1st is National Freedom Day in the US. Celebrate by learning about and sharing with others the importance of being a modern-day abolitionist.
Many of us think that forced marriage only happens in developing countries. However, 48 states allow minors to marry.
The World Bank lends money to developing countries like Uzbekistan. However, the country's cotton industry relies on forced labor.
There is a lot of misinformation about how traffickers operate.
Thanks to the efforts of activists like you, Mauritanian abolitionist Biram Dah Abeid is a free man.
In 2018, two prominent US judicial figures were arrested on human trafficking related charges.
"Chosen" tells the story of two teenagers tricked by traffickers. Watch and share it today.
Take a trip to Cincinnati, Ohio, USA to visit the world's first museum-quality permanent exhibit on the subjects of modern day enslavement and human trafficking at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.
On Jan. 11th, 2019 the Blue Campaign is asking everyone to wear blue in order to show solidarity with human trafficking survivors as well as raise awareness of modern day enslavement.
This is a great way to start 2019 as a modern day abolitionist.
Make 2019 the year you become involved in the modern day abolitionist movement.
Many of us are traveling over the holidays. Opt for a hotel fighting against modern day enslavement!
Dec. 18th is UN International Migrants Day. Learn about how migrants are vulnerable to modern day enslavement.
December 14th is Christmas Jumper Day in the UK. FYI "Jumper"="Sweater" in the US!
'Tis the season for giving and giving back! This year, consider giving fair trade gifts to your loved ones.
The Cincinnati Art Museum will be hosting "Fabric of India" until Jan 6 2019. Plan a visit to Cincinnati, OH to learn about the richness of artisan-made Indian textiles from the 15th century to today.
Barbara Amaya is a human trafficking survivor who became an anti-trafficking advocate. Watch her Tedx talk to learn how she survived abuse to become a leader in the fight against modern day enslavement.
Giving Tuesday 2018 falls on November 27th. This year, support End Slavery Now's efforts to educate, inspire, and empower modern day abolitionists to fight enslavement.
This year, November 24th is Small Business Saturday. Consider buying at least one Fair Trade gift.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving 2018. This year, try swapping out one of your dishes with a fair trade option.
This 2015 film features a computer hacker fighting to break up a European human trafficking ring.
November 16th is International Day for Tolerance. Celebrate the importance of tolerance to combating modern day enslavement.
Learn about the UN's efforts to end modern day enslavement in all forms.
News outlets often expose and shame women working for illicit massage parlors. Read Polaris' blog post to learn more and find out what you can do.
Learn about the 13th Amendment and incarcerated forced labor by watching "13th."
Mauritanian abolitionist and politician Biram Dah Abeid is currently in prison for fighting enslavement in his home country.
October 31st is just around the corner! Celebrate with fair trade items.
October 24th is United Nations Day. Celebrate it by learning about how the UN is fighting modern day enslavement.
October 18th is unofficially National Chocolate Cupcake Day in the United States. Use fair trade chocolate in your recipe!
Call your representatives to urge a long-term reauthorization.
Read Rev. Damon Lynch and Dion Brown's op-ed on the deportation of Amadou Sow.
This year October 10th marks the beginning of Navratri, a Hindu Festival celebrating the triumph of good over evil.
"Free the Slaves" has interviewed slavery survivors around the globe to document the injustice they’ve endured.
Sept. 29th from 4-8 PM and Sept. 30th from 10AM-3PM.
September 22 is Ohio Emancipation Day. Observe this day by educating others about modern-day enslavement.
September 19 is unofficially Talk Like a Pirate Day. Fair Trade rum is a great way to celebrate!
The Violence Against Women Act expires at the end of September. Demand its reauthorization.
Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. Honor Judaism's commitment to social justice by becoming a modern-day abolitionist.
Across the United States, prison inmates have planned strikes against state-imposed forced labor.
September 3rd was Labor Day, a day honoring the fight for fair labor practices. Make supporting the International Labor Organization's Protocol on Forced Labor part of your Labor Day celebrations!
During late summer, the harvest of garden herbs is at its peak. Why not try using fair trade, or small garden grown, herbs and spices?
August 26th is Women's Equality Day in the United States. This year, support an anti-trafficking organization founded by a brave and dynamic woman.
August 23rd is International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. Honor it by planning a trip to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, OH.
This film focuses on two sex workers in India who fight against patriarchy and trafficking. It is an inspiring film about empowering women and girls.
An Aruna Run is a 5k run/walk created by the Aruna Project. By participating in an Aruna Run, you can raise funds and secure freedom for a specific woman trapped in modern day slavery.
Sign the Petition to Free Biram Dah Abeid
Learn about the role money laundering plays in the world of human trafficking.
Call your Senators and Congresspeople today!
Monday, July 30th, is UN World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. Learn more about human trafficking, as well as how to combat it.
Millions of people around the world are trapped in debt bondage. It's the most common form of modern-day slavery, as well as the least understood.
Friday, July 20th, is National Ice Cream Soda Day. Cool down with a fair trade treat!
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center hosts the world's first museum-quality permanent exhibition on the subjects of modern-day slavery and human trafficking. Take a trip to Cincinnati, Ohio, USA to visit this powerful exhibit.
The annual Trafficking in Persons report is the U.S. Government’s principal diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments on human trafficking. Download it today and share with others.
Each year, the U.S. Department of State honors outstanding individuals around the world who are fighting to end human trafficking. Read about the work of the 2018 TIP Heroes and support their efforts.
Help protect guest workers, who are especially vulnerable to human trafficking, by urging Congress to pass this act.
Invite some friends over to watch and discuss the film, BEASTS OF NO NATION. This Netflix Original Film is based on the highly acclaimed novel by Nigerian author Uzodinma Iweala, bringing to life the gripping tale of Agu, a child soldier torn from his family to fight in the civil war of an African country.
If you are a shipper or know a shipper, encourage your trucking companies to become trained with Truckers Against Trafficking.
Noy Thrupkaew is a global journalist that reports on human trafficking. Watch her TED talk that shares another perspective on the underlying issues that enable human trafficking.
June 5th was World Environment Day, a day that encourages awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Make a fair trade purchase this weekend in celebration of this year's World Environment Day!
Human trafficking in massage parlors is often the result of a deeply manipulated sense of "choice". Learn more about how victims are controlled so that you can take action to help eliminate massage parlor trafficking.
Human trafficking in massage parlors is the second most common type of trafficking reported to the US National Human Trafficking Hotline. Learn the signs of massage parlor trafficking and what to do if you see those signs.
Consider voting for Freeset Bags & Apparel in the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest. The grant would fund training for 50 women at-risk of or coming out of sex slavery.
Friday, May 25th is National Wine Day in the United States. Celebrate by buying fair trade wine!
Join Freedom United in urging Monster Beverage Corporation, the top energy drink maker in the U.S., to give more detail when assessing its risk to forced labor and human trafficking in its supply chain.
Partner with International Justice Mission and dedicate one Sunday at your church to end slavery.
On May 13th, give fair trade gifts to the mothers in your life.
Spring is the time for flowers, whether for weddings, graduations, Mother's Day or May Day. When purchasing these beautiful day-brighteners, be sure they are fair trade.
Engage in a career that means so much more than an income. Join a social enterprise, become your own boss, and help bring freedom to others.
Join the Polaris Project and sign a petition urging Congress to renew the Trafficking Victims Protection Act.
This Sunday, April 22nd is Earth Day. Celebrate by learning about environmental sustainability and its relationship with ethical, fair trade materials.
Summer is just around the corner for many of us in the Northern Hemisphere. Make sure you’re prepared for warm days spent relaxing in the sun with an updated summer reading list of anti-slavery books!
On Wednesday, April 11th 2018 President Trump signed the FOSTA-SESTA bill into law in the United States. Celebrate the passing of FOSTAS-SESTA and help others in your community understand why the law is necessary to fight for victims of sex trafficking.
An Aruna Run is a 5k run/walk created by the Aruna Project where by participating you can raise funds and secure freedom for a specific woman trapped in modern day slavery.
In need for some custom t-shirt branding? Freeset is a fair trade business for freedom that creates custom bags, t-shirts, scarves and apparel and sells to individuals and businesses all across the world.
This Sunday, April 1st is Easter Sunday. Swap out staple ingredients with fair trade ones to support a slave-free lifestyle for your holiday meal.
Easter is right around the corner! Make sure you a promoting a slave free lifestyle and use fair trade chocolate for your Easter Basket this year!
Register for the International Justice Mission’s Liberate: A Global Gathering to End Slavery.
The Polaris Project has released the 2017 Human Trafficking Hotline Statistics for the United States. Review and share to bring awareness to your community.
Tuesday, March 20th 2018 is the Spring Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. Celebrate the changing of seasons by updating your Spring wardrobe with fair trade items!
Friday, March 17th, 2018 is St. Patrick’s Day! Celebrate by accessorizing with fair trade green to ensure you are living a slave-free lifestyle.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 is #MyFreedomDay. Join the movement and help students and teachers across the country bring awareness to modern day slavery.
March is Social Workers Awareness month. Celebrate by supporting social workers who combat modern day slavery.
Ask your U.S. Senator to support the Stop, Observe, Ask, and Respond (SOAR) to Health and Wellness Act of 2018.
March 2018 is Women’s History Month. Honor this month by understanding how modern day slavery affects women and girls and join the fight to help end it.
#HiddenNoMore is an online campaign created by the International Justice Mission to urge the United States Congress not to cut foreign aid spending that includes programs to fight against modern day slavery.
Looking for an easy way to try new fair trade products? Check out Fair Trade Friday, a monthly subscription club that mails fair trade items to you.
On February 22nd, 2018 join the End It Movement and help shine a light on slavery today.
Read Polaris Project’s latest report identifying human trafficking in illicit massage businesses across the United States.
Valentine’s Day is February 14, 2018. Celebrate by giving the Valentine in your life fair trade chocolate live a slave-free lifestyle!
February is Black History Month in the United States. Honor this holiday by understanding how human trafficking affects communities of color.
The Super Bowl is Sunday, February 4th. Practice a slave-free lifestyle and make sure your party is fair trade.
National Freedom Day (U.S.) is February 1st, 2018. Celebrate by talking to others about the importance of becoming a modern day abolitionist.
Join Rights4Girls “No Such Thing” Campaign and help eradicate the use of the term “child prostitute”.
January is unofficially hot tea month! Celebrate by getting together with friends and having a fair trade tea party.
Learn more about the Libyan auction markets by watching CNN’s short documentary, “Libya’s Slaves: I Was Sold.”
Attend a showing to watch “Save My Seoul” or access it via an online streaming service.
Make 2018 the year you become involved in the modern day abolitionist movement.
The Blue Campaign is asking everyone to wear blue on January 11th, 2018 to pledge solidarity with victims of human trafficking and help raise awareness of slavery today.
Learn more about the New Abolitionists and follow our daily updates to be inspired by their stories.
Looking for a New Year’s Resolution? Become a modern day abolitionist in 2018!
2018 is almost here! Reflect on 2017 with End Slavery Now and take a look at our most popular actions.
Do you follow End Slavery Now on your social media platforms? If not, be sure and do so as we will be launching some exciting campaigns in 2018!
December 21st is the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. Make sure your prepared and purchase a fair trade sweater for the season!
This holiday season, give to an anti-trafficking organization to help end slavery across the world.
International Human Rights Day (UN) is December 10th, 2017. Celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by sharing with the declaration and making sure they know their rights!
‘Tis the year to give a gift that gives back! This year, support a slave-free lifestyle and give fair trade gifts to your loved ones.
December 2nd is the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery (UN). Honor this date educating educate others about slavery in the world today.
For many of us around the world, the holiday season is already upon us. Get festive this year by decorating for the holidays with fair trade items.
Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving on Tuesday, November 28th. This year, give to End Slavery Now to support our efforts to bring awareness to modern day slavery.
Saturday, November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls. Help bring awareness to the issue by wearing orange.
Give back this holiday season by spending time volunteering at an after care shelter.
Black Friday is the unofficial shopping holiday in the United States that falls after Thanksgiving. This year, plan to support fair trade businesses on Black Friday to support a slave-free lifestyle.
November 16th is the International Day for Tolerance. Celebrate by sharing the importance of having tolerance when dealing with human rights issues such as modern day slavery.
We’re less than two weeks away from celebrating Thanksgiving. Help keep your holiday slave-free and swap out one of your staple ingredients with a fair trade option.
November is unofficially National Peanut Butter Month in the United States.
Tell the United States Congress to Support the Trafficking Survivors Relief Act.
Make a Difference Day is October 28th. Celebrate by volunteering at an anti-trafficking organization.
Participating in Halloween festivities? Plan a party for your family and friends that feature fair trade items!
The Daughter Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting human trafficking as it relates to girls.
October 24th is United Nations Day. Celebrate by learning about how the United Nations have pledged to fight human trafficking worldwide.
As temperatures lower and the nights get darker, scented candles help bring out the fall spirit. This year, make sure to purchase fair trade candles for your perfect pumpkin spice smell.
October 18th is Anti-Slavery Day in the United Kingdom. Celebrate by sharing facts about modern day slavery to help raise awareness.
Promote a slave-free lifestyle by handing out fair trade chocolate for Halloween this year!
Watch and share Water, a 2005 film that depicts forced marriage in India.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Help bring awareness to both domestic violence and human trafficking by learning about their connections and sharing them with your community.
This past week, the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the Walk Free Foundation released a new report that defines the amount of people across the world trapped in slavery today.
Today marks the first day of fall in the Northern Hemisphere. Update your fall wardrobe for this year with fait trade pieces to ensure you are living a slave-free lifestyle.
This Sunday, September 24th is Freedom Sunday, an international invitation for your congregation to learn about slavery and partner with IJM to end it.
The Stop the InJustice Campaign is a campaign launched to help put pressure on House members to support the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act and on Senators to support the Stop the Enabling Sex Traffickers Act.
Grandparents Day is celebrated on September 10th in the United States. Promote a slave-free lifestyle by gifting fair trade!
The Trafficking Victims Protection Act is due for reauthorization this year. Help urge congress to reauthorize this bill to continue fighting human trafficking.
Labor Day Weekend traditionally marks in the unofficial end of summer in the United States. Savoir the season and throw an end of summer party and challenge yourself to make one item fair trade.
Heading to college this semester and interested in fighting human trafficking? Join a student anti-trafficking organization, or start your own!
Women’s Equality Day in the United States is Saturday, August 26. Help honor the movement by shopping at a fair trade/empowerment retailer!
Learn how healthcare professionals are fighting against human trafficking through Heal Trafficking.
Want to discuss modern day slavery with children but not sure how to do it? Check out these helpful tips on how to frame you anti-slavery conversation.
The University of Nottingham is offering a free, four-week online course to help teach people how to become a modern day abolitionist.
The school year is starting back soon. Opt for fair trade alternatives and start the year off right!
Learn about the various organizations that exist to fight child marriage.
August 10th is unofficially National Smores Day in the U.S. Help celebrate the holiday by making smores with fair trade chocolate.
Help the Polaris Project this Summer and Give “Freedom”
The Blue Heart Campaign is offering a profile layover to help raise awareness of World Day against Trafficking in Person.
Looking for an ethical alternative to your cellphone? Make the switch to Fairphone!
There are a lot of myths associated with fair trade. Fair Trade Winds wants to help you understand what is myth and what is fact.
The Tronie Foundation wants companies to adopt the Freedom Seal to ensure the products they sale are fair trade.
July is unofficially National Picnic month in some parts of the world. Celebrate by planning a picnic this month and make sure it is fair trade!
Help Zooniverse spot modern day slavery from space by volunteering remotely.
Before your next vacation or travel adventure, take the time to learn about the Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct.
Planning a bbq this summer? Make sure you're using fair trade items!
Support Tribe: Run For Love by joining their social media campaign!
Planning a beach trip this year? Make sure it is fair trade!
Honor the celebration of Juneteenth by becoming a modern day abolitionist.
Celebrate Father’s Day this weekend by giving fair trade gifts!
Join and share with others about the Half the Sky Movement.
Read, “Not For Sale: The Return of the Global Slave Trade—And How We Can Fight It,” by David Batstone.
June 7th is National Chocolate Ice Cream Day in the United States. Whether you live in the United States or not, if you plan on consuming chocolate ice cream this year, make sure it’s fair trade!
June is Pride Month in the United States. In honor of Pride month, learn how the LGBTQ+ community is vulnerable to human trafficking.
Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. Make sure your wardrobe is ready for the warmer temperatures with fair trade items!
Watch the documentary “I Am Jane Doe,” which follows the story of American middle school-aged sex trafficking victims who were exploited on website Backpage.com.
The latest issue of the Atlantic focuses on the story of a women enslaved in an American household written by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Alex Tizon.
Help stop sex trafficking in India by donating to The School For Justice, a school developed for victims of child prostitution that offers educational resources on how to become a lawyer or prosecutor.
May 13th, 2017 is World Fair Trade Day. Participate by uploading a group selfie in a human chain formation.
This May, plant a memorial garden in honor of victims of modern day slavery.
Regardless if you run or walk, this summer participate in a Freedom Run with an anti-trafficking organization.
Participating in the Easter holiday this weekend? Give a Fair Trade Easter Basket!
Read and share The Typology of Modern Day Slavery to better understand sex trafficking and labor trafficking in the United States.
Learn about bonded labor in Russia’s brick kilns by watching this short film.
Watch this training video to learn what to expect when you call the National Human Trafficking Hotline.
April showers bring May flowers, right? Be prepared this year with fair trade rain gear!
Help support survivors of human trafficking by donating to Polaris.
It is important to understand the stories of those trapped in enslavement. Help spread awareness by sharing their stories.
Three-quarters of girls in Niger are married before they are adults. Add your name to the petition and tell Niger’s government to outlaw forced child marriages.
Replace your old cleaning product with fair trade and eco-friendly options.
A donor of the organization will donate $1 for every Facebook like in March
Planning for a gift registry this year? Make sure it’s fair trade!
Download ACT!, an educational human trafficking awareness game developed by the Lifeboat Project.
This women’s history month join Rights4Girls to tell congress to stop the criminalization of women and girl sex trafficking victims.
On March 14, 2017 help students across the world bring awareness to modern day slavery by participating in #MyFreedomDay.
Its wedding planning season! If you planning a wedding this year, consider making it fair trade and ethically sourced.
February 23rd is the End It Movement’s day to “Shine a Light on Slavery.”
Thorn is building an army of digital defender’s to help fight against child sexual exploitation.
Have a personal or business website? Donate it to the End It Movement!
Valentine’s Day not really your thing? Then opt to celebrate Galentine’s Day on February 13th instead!
Polaris wants you to check your knowledge of human trafficking.
Find a local anti-trafficking organization in your community to volunteer your time to.
Watch Patagonia’s short film to understand how clothing is made and why it is important to go fair trade.
Download the TraffickCam App to help stop sex trafficking.
In the United States, human trafficking is becoming increasingly more prevalent. Know the number of cases in your state and the resources available to help fight back.
Human trafficking is very hard to recognize. Learn these 7 warnings signs to help spot human trafficking when you’re at an airport.
Wear blue to show solidarity for National Human Trafficking Prevention month.
Tell our elected officials that ending slavery is a priority for Americans.
For your next movie night, consider showing a documentary that deals with issues of modern day slavery to help bring awareness to the movement.
Visit Blue Campaign to see a list of human trafficking awareness events near you.
Share our top actions from 2016 on your social media platforms.
Celebrate 2017 by pledging to support a slave-free lifestyle.
This holiday season, make sure the ingredients you are using to bake with are fair trade.
This holiday season, give the gift of fighting modern day slavery by donating to Not For Sale.
Ready to propose? Purchase a fair trade ring and promote a slave-free lifestyle!
Mark your calendars, January 11th is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Help raise awareness by participating in an anti-trafficking action.
Download the Sweat & Toil app to better understand the labor behind products and materials in your supply chain.
This holiday season give a rescue gift of a temporary shelter for refugee communities.
Learn how incarcerated labor is a form of modern-day slavery.
Call On World Leaders to Ratify the ILO's Protocol on Forced Labor
This holiday season, shop Fair Tuesday to see the latest deals from fair trade retailers.
Register now for Global Prayer Gathering, March 3-4 2017, in Washington D.C.
Implement a Modern Day Slavery Lesson Plan at Your Organization
Here are five recommendations by human trafficking survivors to the United States Advisory Council on Human Trafficking.
Before Tuesday. ask your candidate to sign Generation Freedom's petition to invest in ending human trafficking.
Understand the issues that matter to you.
Examine healthcare indicators to learn how to identify trafficking.
Talk to children about online safety and methods that traffickers use to lure kids
June 12 is the UN World Day Against Child Labor. Many of your friends and family probably don't know that child labor exists today.
Give much-needed school supplies for children formerly trapped in domestic servitude
Learn more about the push and pull factors of child marriage.
Make sure you have a gift – and that’s it’s fairly made!
Tell the World Bank to stop funding forced labor in Uzbekistan
Follow this bi-weekly podcast for education on trafficking.
Commit to Stop the Exploitation of Children in Sales Crews
Share information about the human trafficking hotline number with the hotel industry.
Empower a former child domestic servant with the gift of education.
Share some fair trade love with your friends and family.
Help make labor visas more transparent.
Be an alert traveler and look out for signs of trafficking
Hear celebrities, journalists and activists call for the end of slavery
Plan an event to introduce people to the issue of modern-day slavery
Inform your community about the human trafficking indicators and the hotline
Suggest fair trade alternatives to your office product staples
Anti-Slavery International has a variety of bucket-list worthy actives you can sign up for, like skydiving and parachuting.
Officials encountered as many as 3,000 cases of forced marriage in the U.S. in 2011
The world's third largest hamburger chain refuses to join the Fair Food Program.
Take a look at the conditions of the farmworkers picking produce for major supermarkets.
Help others learn about different human trafficking scenarios
Help educate children living in diamond mining communities
Encourage your jeweler to support ethical sourcing
Know which companies and brands follow the law
Inform people about the prevalence of the practice
Petition for policies that support migrant workers
Ask Congress to pass a law preventing trafficked children from being treated as criminals
Provide basic necessities for an aftercare program
Learn about the trafficking of Native Americans
Expose the different experiences of trafficked children
Ask the Security Council to make recent cases of wartime enslavement war crimes
Start a fitness plan that'll fund rescue and aftercare work
Use your skills and interests to help out an anti-trafficking organization
Tell garment factories to pay and treat their employees fairly
Use your skills to help refugees adjust to a new country
Prepare your family with a helpline number and trusted contacts
The Fair Food Program ensures that workers are treated fairly and paid properly
Get to know the person doing your nails and look for red flag indicators
Pick an antislavery organization to receive a percentage of your Amazon Smile purchases
The Aruna Project is working to end commercial sexual exploitation by bringing freedom and restoration to the many women and children sold into the trade. Help bring hope by hosting or participating in an Aruna 5k race in your area.
Store the hotline number, and be ready to call when the need arises
Ask your Senator to support the Combat Human Trafficking Act
Get an overview of the different forms of slavery around the world
Tell your Senator to support the End Modern Slavery Initiative Act