Forced labor is common in prisons and immigrant detention centers throughout the US.
July 30th is UN World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. Download and read this year's TIP Report in honor of this important day!
Each year the U.S. Department of State honors people around the world fighting modern-day enslavement. Read about and support their efforts.
Understanding how the COVID-19 pandemic impacts communities who are susceptible to human trafficking is the first step in fighting back.
Learn about how freedom from child marriage helped Faith Cherop get an education.
Need a self-care day? Plan one using fair trade items and get relaxing!
Looking for new recipes and inspiration for dinner? We’ve got some fair trade inspiration for you.
Staying safe at home due to the COVID19 pandemic and looking for activities to pass the time? Grab your friends and start an activist book club!
Looking to help the fight against modern day enslavement in these unprecedented times? The Polaris Project can show how.
Staying safe while staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic? Socialize with friends by hosting a virtual watch party.
Most of us want to keep the young people in our lives safe. Learn how you can do so most effectively.
In addition to Women's History Month, March is Social Work Month in the United States.
March 2020 is Women's History Month. Honor this month by learning how modern-day enslavement affects women and girls and what you can do to fight it.
A key part of fighting human trafficking is working to prevent it from happening in the first place. The Prevention Project equips young people to become modern-day abolitionists.
The city of Jaipur in India has taken significant steps to fight child labor. Learn more about how you can get involved.
Elder Guardianship is supposed to protect senior citizens, and for the most part it does. Some guardians, however, take advantage of this system to abuse and rob the seniors in their care.
Police officers, legal advocates, and other law enforcement personnel have a critical role to play in protecting trafficking victims and survivors.
Consider giving fair trade chocolate, flowers, or gifts to that special someone during Valentine's Week.
Participate in "Shine a Light on Slavery Day" on February 13th.
USC's online Master of Social Work program has compiled a resource guide that breaks down the global scope of human trafficking.
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.
Emmanuel Jal is a former child soldier who has turned to rap as a way to heal his trauma and to keep other Sudanese children from being trafficked. Get inspired by the story of this remarkable survivor and activist.
Belew is a socially conscious performer, artist, musician, and rapper. She uses her art to fight forms of oppression like human trafficking.
Vanilla farmers in Madagascar are leading the fight against labor trafficking in that country.
January 22nd is unofficially National Hot Sauce Day in the US. Celebrate by purchasing hot sauce made with ethically sourced ingredients!
Honor National Mentoring Month by becoming a big brother or big sister.
Read and share these common misconceptions about modern-day enslavement.
January 11th is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Honor it by finding and attending an anti-trafficking event in your community.
Blue is the universally acknowledged color for raising awareness of human trafficking. Express solidarity with this movement by adding blue to your wardrobe.
Ring in the new year by pledging to be an ethical consumer.
This documentary recounts true stories of child sex trafficking. The young men and women featured in this film are now courageous leaders fighting for the rights of victims worldwide.
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will be hosting "Motel X," an interactive exhibition that aims to educate visitors about human and labor trafficking in the Cincinnati area, from Jan. 11th to April 5th 2020. Plan a visit to Cincinnati, OH, USA to view this powerful exhibit.
Read "Human Bondage and Abolition: New Histories of Past and Present Slaveries," edited by Elizabeth Swanson and James Brewer Stewart.
December is Universal Month for Human Rights. Appropriately enough this month contains International Human Rights Day (Dec. 10th). Honor this time of year by reading and sharing the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights, created 72 years ago this month.
Many of us are traveling to visit loved ones this time of year. Is your preferred hotel chain using enslaved labor?
International Volunteer Day is December 5th. Honor it by volunteering for an organization fighting modern-day enslavement.
Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving. This year, support End Slavery Now and help us educate and empower others to fight human and labor trafficking!
This December, receive 24 daily suggestions on how to make the world a better place.
In the United States, the night before Thanksgiving is one of the biggest drinking and party nights of the year. If you plan on (safely) partaking, celebrate with fair trade adult beverages!
The third Thursday in November is Social Enterprise Day. Learn how you can make your business socially and environmentally responsible.
This documentary by attorney Bryan Stevenson follows 30 years of his work on behalf of the poor, the incarcerated, and the condemned.
If you represent an organization dedicated to the fight to end trafficking, consider applying to add your group to our directory of anti-trafficking organizations.
November is Native American Heritage Month in the United States. Honor this month by learning about how human and labor trafficking affects Native American communities, particularly women.
The Global Labour University is offering a free, interdisciplinary course on understanding supply chains and how to advocate for transparent and slave-free ones.
Do you have a morning beauty regimen? Consider swapping one item in your makeup kit or medicine cabinet for a fair trade item.
This 2017 film follows trafficking survivor Norma Bastidas as she breaks the Guinness World Record for longest Triathlon.
Help fight modern-day enslavement by donating your credit card points to an anti-trafficking organization.
Design students have begun using their creativity to help victims and survivors of human trafficking. For example, this redesigned feminine hygiene product has information about seeking help hidden in its packaging.
Bullying is a problem in many schools. The same young people who are targets of bullies are also at disproportionate risk of falling victim to traffickers.
Visit End Slavery Now's recently reactivated headlines page.
This book is both a page-turning thriller and gives information about how to protect the young people in your life from traffickers.
T. Ortiz Pettigrew is a survivor of sex trafficking. Learn how she was able to move on from trauma.
The first full week of October is Mental Illness Awareness Week. Learn about the importance of providing services to trafficking victims and survivors to help them recover.
A21 fights human and labor trafficking around the globe. Their "Walk For Freedom" is a short, silent walk intended to raise funds and awareness for victims and survivors of modern-day enslavement.
Dr. Celia Williamson is an academic and activist combating human and labor trafficking. Her podcast is a good resource for modern-day abolitionists.
The University of Toledo's Human Trafficking and Social Justice Institute provides a variety of podcasts, interviews, and documentaries about human trafficking.
Let us help you shop for ethically sourced kid-friendly items!
Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere is just around the corner. Update your wardrobe with fair trade pieces!
September is unofficially Self-Care Awareness Month. Add a fair trade bath product to your regimen.
September is Hunger Action Month. Take action by keeping a family of refugees out of the hands of traffickers with the gift of a cookstove.
Around the world, 41,000 girls are forced to marry every day.
More witnesses have come forward in the ongoing Portsmouth, OH trafficking case.
"Jhalki" is a 2019 film set against the backdrop of child labor in India. Watch and share the trailer today.
Harold D'Souza is a survivor of forced labor and bonded labor. Read his End Slavery Now guest blog post.
August 23rd is International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition (UN). Honor today by educating others about modern-day enslavement.
Many anti-trafficking efforts focus on protecting victims and prosecuting traffickers. Learn about a case study on prevention efforts.
There are many resources out there for those interested in learning from professionals how to identify and respond to human trafficking. Some of these trainings are even online!
The Abolish Foundation is developing an app to help us identify which products were made using enslaved labor.
Domestic workers in the US do not receive overtime pay or a minimum wage. They are not even protected from sexual harassment. Urge Congress to change that.
From educating motorcoach employees on how to recognize the signs of human trafficking to providing free transportation to victims and survivors, many bus companies are taking an active role in fighting modern-day enslavement.
Socially conscious companies play a critical role in the fight against worker exploitation.
The United Nations is promoting a global campaign of calling governments to action against modern-day enslavement on World Day against Trafficking in Persons.
The last Thursday in July is unofficially National Intern Day. What better day to look into internships at organizations fighting modern-day enslavement?
The UN has called for the closing of Libyan migrant detention centers. These facilities have been linked to documented cases of human trafficking.
The Aruna Run is a 5k Run/Walk created by the Aruna Project. You can raise funds and secure freedom for a specific woman trapped in modern-day enslavement by participating in an Aruna Run.
July is National HIV Awareness Month. Honor it by learning about how trafficking victims are at increased risk of becoming HIV positive.
The June 2019 arrest of billionaire Jeffrey Epstein has brought the issue of human trafficking into the news again. It is a good time to talk about how to refer to the victims and survivors of this evil.
This billionaire, who had been charged with trafficking young girls, was linked to other powerful men. This action item has been updated in light of the news of Epstein's death.
Looking for some good reading material for your beach or camping trip this summer? Let End Slavery Now help you update your library of anti-enslavement books!
Planning on sleeping under the stars this summer? Make sure your camping trip is fair trade!
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 people around the world fighting modern-day enslavement. Read about and support their efforts.
June 20th is World Refugee Day. Learn and share how refugees are vulnerable to modern-day enslavement.
BeadforLife helps lift women out of poverty by helping them start locally-based businesses.
The fishing industry is rife with forced labor. Take action now!
Two decades ago, three major chocolate companies pledged to stop using cocoa harvested by children. They broke their promise.
The movie "Ghost Fleet," which follows the story of enslaved fishermen in east Asia, opens in select theaters June 7th.
June is Pride Month in the United States. In honor of this time, learn about how LGBTQ+ youth are at increased risk of human trafficking.
House Bill 189 would exempt child sex trafficking victims from prosecution for crimes committed as a direct result of their enslavement.
If you're planning a cookout this year consider using fair trade items!
IJPC, a nonprofit dedicated to fighting injustices like human trafficking, has released a series of toolkits to help the media and public discuss modern-day enslavement in an informed and compassionate way.
Without the dedication of people like you, End Slavery Now would not be able to fight modern-day enslavement.
Help B.A.C.A. protect vulnerable youth from being trafficked.
Our canine and feline companions can also live slave free lifestyles!
A council comprised of eight victims and survivors of human trafficking has submitted a report to the US State Department on modern day day enslavement. It is available for the public to download!
Soon to be released in theaters, "Ghost Fleet" tells the story of a woman struggling to free forced workers who labor on board fishing ships.
On Saturday May 11th, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will be hosting a Community Conversation about refugees from Mauritania living in Ohio.
Diaby is a refugee from Mauritania who lives in Cincinnati, OH. He has fought to remain free.
Learn how this organization has liberated over 20,000 people from modern day enslavement.
The last Wednesday in April is World Stationery Day. What better day to look for some unique, fair trade writing paper?
Mohamed Diaby is a refugee from Mauritania. He was detained by ICE. He is now free, but "lost everything."
If you are participating in Easter this weekend, consider a slave-free Sunday!
Jewish folks around the world will begin a weeklong celebration of deliverance from enslavement at sundown on April 19th.
The Chinese government forces religious and ethnic minorities to labor in internment camps in the name of "re-education."
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Take the opportunity to learn about sex trafficking.
More than 1,000 victims of human trafficking in Ohio have been identified thanks to a University of Cincinnati study published Tuesday, March 26, 2019 by the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Office of Criminal Justice Services.
Call your representatives and demand VAWA's reauthorization!
Many anti-trafficking organizations focus on protecting trafficking victims and survivors and prosecuting traffickers. What about preventing enslavement before it begins?
Read about a possible sex trafficking case in the small town of Portsmouth, Ohio.
Sundown on March 20th is the start of Purim 2019. Celebrate by becoming a modern day abolitionist.
On March 14, 2019 help students across the world bring awareness to modern day slavery by participating in #MyFreedomDay.
March 12th is unofficially National Plant a Flower Day.
March 8th is International Women's Day. Honor today by understanding how modern day enslavement affects women and girls.
March 6th is Ash Wednesday 2019. Become a modern day abolitionist this Lenten season.
March 1st is unofficially National Wedding Planning Day! If you are getting married - or planning a wedding - consider making it ethically sourced.
HB 461 would bring Ohio law into compliance with federal law regarding trafficking victims aged 16 and 17.
Feb 20th is World Day of Social Justice (UN). Celebrate by learning how modern day abolitionists fight barriers to equality.
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 you're 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.
Plant a memorial garden to honor 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
Buy and sell at a consignment shop against trafficking
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