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iStock_000011362059MediumThere are many ways we can get involved to abolish human trafficking. Sometimes it helps to just consider where we shop and what we buy. The following are resources to get more information about what is happening in the movement, where to shop for slave-free products, and more. If you have a resource that you think would be helpful, please let us know. Contact us here.

 

National Educators to Stop Trafficking (NEST)


NEST equips teachers and youth leaders with age-appropriate curriculum and resources to educate and empower youth–teaching them how to avoid being trafficked, how to stand up for victims of trafficking, and how to spread the word in their communities so that sexual exploitation and human trafficking become a thing of the past. Visit: http://nesteducators.org/

Faith Alliance Against Slavery and Trafficking


FAAST is a Christian Alliance working in collaboration to eradicate human trafficking and restore survivors. FAAST mobilizes organizations and communities to generate a united and active response by creating tools, training, information, sharing and collaboration. Some of the tool kits provided through FAAST include a church, a community, a school, and an international tool kit. Visit: http://www.faastinternational.org/

Demand Abolition


Demand Abolition is committed to eradicating the illegal commercial sex industry in the US—and, by extension, the world—by combating the demand for purchased sex. Recognizing that it takes sustained efforts and significant collaboration to establish lasting change, we’re spearheading a multi-year, multi-stakeholder national strategy. Visit: http://www.demandabolition.org/

DEMANDForum

 
Demandforum.net is a comprehensive online resource for people interested in preventing sex trafficking and prostitution. Here you’ll find information on initiatives in more than 1,050 communities in the U.S. aimed at deterring or apprehending men who buy sex. The site also includes details about tactics useful for starting, improving, and sustaining practices designed to combat demand. Visit: http://www.demandforum.net/

International Justice Mission

Information on a variety of options for involvement including partnerships in prayer and the arts, for students and schools, and through volunteer and internship opportunities. Visit: https://www.ijm.org/get-involved

Department of Education

PDF Fact sheet overviewing what human trafficking is, what affects it has, how to identify a victim, and how to respond appropriately to suspicions of a potential victim.

Visit: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osdfs/factsheet.pdf

Better World Shopper

A comprehensive account for social and environmental responsibilities of companies and a corresponding tool to use while shopping to buy slave-free products focusing on 5 key issues of human rights, the environment, animal protection, community involvement and social justice. Visit: http://www.betterworldshopper.com/idea.html

Chain Store

Pre-drafted letters to send to companies in order to vocalize demands for Slave-Free standards in the production of items consumers use daily. Visit: http://www.chainstorereaction.com/

Free2Work

Mobile App download that provides information on the company’s labor standards and practices as you’re shopping by simply scanning the barcode of an item. The app brings awareness to consumers as to what types of labor practices they are supporting through the purchasing of their products. Visit: http://www.free2work.org/

Products of Slavery


World map highlighting locations where child labor exists as well as information as to what specific products the region uses child labor for. Visit: http://productsofslavery.org/

Slavery Map

Mapping where slavery is in the world with options to directly report personal witnesses or experiences of slavery onto the map for everyone else to see. Visit: http://slaverymap.org/