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National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month

What Is Human Trafficking?

Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. This crime occurs when a trafficker uses force, fraud or coercion to control another person for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or soliciting labor or services against his/her will. Force, fraud, or coercion need not be present if the individual engaging in commercial sex is under 18 years of age. - National Human Trafficking Hotline


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Spot the Signs of Human Trafficking
Victims are often hidden away, but it is possible you will encounter individuals or situations of concern. Knowing how to ‘spot the signs’ could save lives. The indicators below should be considered together and even if you are able to apply one or two or even three of the indicators to a person they are not necessarily trafficked. However, if you have any suspicions about human trafficking in your area you should report it. - Hope for Justice

National Human Trafficking Hotline

Provides information, statistics, and a way to GET HELP. "The NHTH can help connect victims with service providers in the area and provides training, technical assistance, and other resources. The NHTH is a national, toll-free hotline available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year. The NHTH is not a law enforcement or immigration authority and is operated by a nongovernmental organization funded by the Federal government." - Blue Campaign, How to identify a victim

Myths & Facts from the National Human Trafficking Hotline

Common Health Problems Seen in Victims of Human Trafficking from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Blue Campaign 
Created by the Department of Homeland Security, "Blue Campaign is a national public awareness campaign, designed to educate the public, law enforcement and other industry partners to recognize the indicators of human trafficking, and how to appropriately respond to possible cases. Blue Campaign works closely with DHS Components to create general awareness training and materials for law enforcement and others to increase detection of human trafficking, and to identify victims."

Upcoming Wellness Events


Events related to addressing power-based personal violence are categorized on our events calendar under Wellness. Visit our Wellness guide for additional information. 

What is Human Trafficking? - Video from Blue Campaign

Now Streaming- Surviving Sex Trafficking

Surviving Sex Trafficking


With 45 million sex trafficking victims worldwide, only 1% manage to escape or be rescued. SURVIVING SEX TRAFFICKING examines the ongoing struggles of those survivors as they desperately fight to break free of their past, heal their bodies and minds, reconnect with a world of hope, and reclaim their lost humanity.

Jain monk Sadhvi Siddhali Shree, the filmmaker behind the award-winning documentary Stopping Traffic: The Movement to End Sex Traffic, uncovers the depth of pain felt by survivors as well as if and how they can truly recover. Through conversations with victims and trips to women’s shelters around the world, Surviving Sex Trafficking reveals their stories and how they escaped, how they continue to survive, and how they live day to day with the repressed trauma from the horrific events they experienced. Shree directed and produced the film, with Sadhvi Anubhuti co-producing. Executive producers include Alyssa Milano, Jeannie Mai and Jeezy.

Current SJR State students and employees can stream this film for free on the Kanopy platform.

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National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month


Wear Blue Day January 11


#WearBlueDay is January 11!


National Human Trafficking Awareness Day is recognized each year on January 11. In recognition of this important day, and throughout the month of January, Blue Campaign hosts several special events and educational activities, the largest being #WearBlueDay on January 11.

On this day, Blue Campaign invites the public to take photos of themselves, friends, family, and colleagues wearing blue clothing and share them on social media with the hashtag #WearBlueDay. Anyone can participate, all you need is a piece of blue clothing! Navigate the items below to learn more and get inspired.

Play a role to help end trafficking. Follow @DHSBlueCampaign on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for more information about #WearBlueDay and Campaign efforts throughout the year.