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National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
Trafficking Myth vs. Truth

Join us in raising awareness this National Human Trafficking Awareness Day by wearing blue and sharing "Trafficking Myth vs. Truth" — an eye-opening video that shines a light on misconceptions surrounding human trafficking. Stand in solidarity, debunk myths, and empower yourself to combat human trafficking through education and understanding.
January 11th National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

“In 2007, the U.S. Senate designated January 11th as National Day of Human Trafficking Awareness,” (U.S. Department of Justice). Established to shine a light on the global issue of modern-day slavery, National Human Trafficking Awareness Day serves as a call to action for unity against human trafficking.

Wearing blue on January 11th, the recognized human trafficking awareness color by Homeland Security, symbolizes solidarity and represents a visual reminder of our collective commitment to combat this injustice. Watch our "Trafficking Myth vs. Truth" video to amplify your level of awareness through factual knowledge that eliminates misconceptions and empowers communities in the fight.

Uniting through these steps shows our determination to stand together and create a world free from exploitation and trafficking.

Add the National Human Trafficking Hotline number to your phone now. It could impact countless lives.

1-888-373-7888

National Human Trafficking Hotline

If you notice signs of potential trafficking, visit the National Human Trafficking Hotline website or call 1-888-373-7888. This toll-free, nationwide service operates 24/7, responding to calls, texts, and emails across the United States in over 200 languages.

Stop Trafficking. See Trafficking.
Awareness Starts With You

At OUR Rescue, we believe that collective action drives powerful change. Together, we can combat trafficking and empower communities. This January, take a stand by wearing blue and watching “Trafficking Myth vs. Truth” to demonstrate your commitment to raising awareness.

A woman and her teenage kids all wear blue

#WEARBLUEDAY

For National Human Trafficking Awareness Day 2024, wear blue and stand in solidarity to raise awareness. By wearing blue, you can spark discussions with friends and family that will help them recognize trafficking and stop it. Use #WearBlueDay and tag us @ourrescue so we can see your pictures and share them on our channels! Your voice matters — join us in educating others and advocating for a world free from exploitation. Together, let's make an impact on January 11th and beyond.
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Human Trafficking Awareness Facts

Myth

Traffickers commonly use violence or bondage to control victims.

Fact

While violence is present in a large number of human trafficking cases, one report reveals that 31% of male victims and 21% of female victims experienced no violence, and 25% of male victims and 26% of female victims experienced threats and psychological violence.
(GLOTiP, 2022)

Myth

Trafficking only happens to women and girls.

Fact

Men and boys are also trafficked, and the numbers are increasing. Between 2004 and 2020, the total percent of trafficked males increased from 16% to 40%. Vulnerabilities to trafficking are not confined to one gender or sexual identity.
(GLOTiP, 2022)

Myth

Trafficking usually involves transporting victims.

Fact

One study reveals 57% of domestic victims remained broadly within the same areas of their trafficking origin.
(GLOTiP, 2022)

Myth

Traffickers target children they don’t know.

Fact

Family members and intimate partners are frequently guilty of trafficking. Of identified sex trafficking cases in the U.S., 44% are trafficked by family and 39% are trafficked by an intimate partner.
(Polaris Analysis of 2021 Data from the National Human Trafficking Hotline)