On January 4, 2010 President Obama issued a proclamation naming January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. This followed a 2007 Senate resolution naming January 11th as Human Trafficking Awareness Day. The U.S. Department of Labour has identified 139 goods from 75 countries made by forced and child labour. In 2015, an estimated 1 out of 5 endangered runaways reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children were likely child sex trafficking victims, and of those, 74% were in the care of social services or foster care when they ran.
Globally, the International Labour Organisation estimates that there are 20.9 million victims of human trafficking and that forced labour and human trafficking is a $150 billion industry worldwide.
68% of them are trapped in forced labour.
26% of them are children.
55% are women and girls.
Starfish Project is an organisation that cares for women escaping human trafficking and exploitation in Asia. They provide life-changing opportunities through their Holistic Care Programmes and their innovative social enterprise where women create beautiful jewelry, but also become managers, accountants, graphic designers, and photographers.
Through their holistic care programs they provide each woman with vocational training, health care, shelter, counseling, as well as child education grants for women and children. Starfish Project has employed over 100 women and has served thousands through their Community Outreach Services. It is no wonder that to commemorate National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, Starfish Project will be offering one luck winner an $80 gift card.
To participate in the Giveaway click here. The Winner will be contacted on the 1st February.
, by Stacy H.