February is Black History Month in the United States. Honor this time by learning about how to address the crisis of human trafficking in communities of color.
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February is Black History Month in the United States. Honor this holiday by understanding how human trafficking disproportionately affects communities of color, specifically African American girls and women. While anybody can be trafficked 40% of missing people, a population that includes many young trafficking victims and survivors, are people of color. In order to effectively combat human trafficking in the United States we need to learn what makes certain populations more vulnerable to it, as well as how to address these vulnerabilities.
Click the button above to read Donna M. Owens' article in Essence Magazine about Human Trafficking in the African American community. Click here to learn more about Courtney's House, a drop-in center providing trauma-informed aftercare to trafficking survivors in Washington, DC, many of whom are African American. Click here to learn about Off the Streets, a similar program in Cincinnati, OH.
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