Over the years, awareness for sex trafficking has increased and still continues to along with our interest to help. While it’s important for us to be aware of the issues that surround us, it is even more important to act on them. To turn our interest into action, here are five ways to join the fight against sex trafficking.
1. Educate yourself
To make a difference, it’s important to truly understand what we’re up against. You can start by researching online through sites such as the Polaris Project, the U.S. Department of State, and of course blogs like Restore One. There are also many documentaries that cover the issue, as well.
2. Take to Social Media
We’re always busy posting and sharing content on our social media accounts. So, why not share content that brings light to the issue? While you’re researching, share an article, photo, or video that caught your attention. There are even petitions you can ask your friends and followers to sign. It’s a simple action to slip into your everyday routine.
3. Write to your local and state government representatives
Different areas have laws and programs that can be changed to help eliminate sex trafficking in the states. Send a letter to your local and state representatives asking how they’re working towards a solution. Taking it a step further, make it personal and express your interest for change
4. Spend a little money
There are many organizations working to help victims and end sex trafficking that you can donate. Organizations such as Transitions Global, give people the opportunity to sponsor survivors. By sponsoring, you are personally impacting a life. In Transition Global’s case, the money you donate goes towards a girl’s care and education.
5. Join an organization
Join forces with others by getting involved with an organization. Whether it’s student run or nationally led, they can lead you towards countless options to stay engaged in the fight including awareness events, fundraisers, and even engagement trips.