Friday, February 1, 2013

UNICEF's End Trafficking Project

In recent months, I have read a lot of books about human trafficking.  I had no idea that this was such a great problem. UNICEF is working to end this horrible travesty.

UNICEF's newest Ambassador is Angie Harmon. As their Ambassador, Harmon is lending her support for the fight against child trafficking during Human Trafficking Awareness Month in January.
·         Harmon is appearing in Public Service Announcements to raise awareness about the issue of child trafficking, an inhumane and exploitative practice, and urge Americans to help end it. Part of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s End Trafficking project, the 15, 30, and 60-second PSAs will air in January. You can view and download the spot by following this link:
·         An estimated 5.5 million children are victims of trafficking, an illegal enterprise that generates an estimated $32 billion in yearly profits. Human trafficking cases have been reported in every state in the United States. Rates are particularly high in California, Texas, Florida, and New York.

·         The U.S. Fund for UNICEF has launched The End Trafficking project to raise awareness about child trafficking and mobilize communities within the United States to take meaningful action to help protect children. In partnership with concerned individuals and groups, the initiative aims to bring us all closer to a day when ZERO children are exploited. To learn more about the End Trafficking initiative, visit:
·         Social Media Guide
o   @EndTraffick @UNICEFUSA #EndTrafficking

I want to apologize for posting this a day late, but I have had some family emergencies that have put everything behind.  But it really makes no difference as far as I'm concerned.  January was the month to human trafficking awareness, but it doesn't mean that this problem is over.  It is still with us, and I am glad to know that people are working to end this.

I used to live in two of the states where human trafficking is big--Florida and Texas.  It is scary to think that as I was teaching students in both of those places, there was an illegal trade going on of poor, innocent children.  No child should ever have to experience the atrocities of this, and here's hoping that some day soon no children (nor anyone else) will be exploited in this way!

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