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January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Join Georgia Cares as we support January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Throughout the month of January, Georgia Cares will be raising awareness and bringing attention to the ongoing fight to end child sex trafficking in our State. Read below to see how you can get involved!
 

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A PROCLAMATION

"During National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, we recommit ourselves to eradicating the evil of enslavement.  Human trafficking is a modern form of the oldest and most barbaric type of exploitation.  It has no place in our world.  This month we do not simply reflect on this appalling reality.  We also pledge to do all in our power to end the horrific practice of human trafficking that plagues innocent victims around the world."

In recognition of Human Trafficking Awareness month, President Donald J. Trump spoke to the fact that trafficking is not only found in faraway countries, it happens right here in the United States. By speaking these words, President Trump reaffirmed the commitment that we as citizens need to have to eradicating this heinous crime. To read the entire Presidential Proclamation, click here.

EVENTS CALENDAR

This month, Georgia Cares will be raising awareness and educating communities about DMST/CSEC, what Georgia Cares is doing to serve victims, and how to get involved in the fight against child sex trafficking. Please check the calendar below for events happening in your area. Events that have registration available are linked below the calendar. If you are interested in making a request for a speaker, click HERE to complete our Speaker Request form and Georgia Cares could come to your community next!

 

CALENDAR EVENTS REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION LINKS:

January 20th- DMST Community Training. Register HERE

January 20th- Savannah Traffik Jam Event. Information and Registration HERE

January 27th- Wilbanks Child Endangerment & Sexual Exploitation Conference. Information and Registration HERE.



TOP 10 WAYS TO GET INVOLVED AND CELEBRATE JANUARY AS HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS MONTH

  1. Want to learn more about Child Sex Trafficking and what is being done in Georgia? Attend a free Community Training! Dates and registration can be found here.
     
  2. Want to join the fight and make a difference on this issue? Volunteer with us! We have 4 different volunteer roles- check them out here and then attend an orientation.
     
  3. Sign up for our monthly newsletter for current events, highlights of facts and statistics, opportunities to get involved, and upcoming trainings! Sign up here.
     
  4. Are you part of a group you think would benefit from learning more about the issue of DMST and how to fight it? Request a free training from one of our speakers HERE! 
     
  5. Host a resources drive to encourage your community to donate items for victim support.  Here is our current list of needs.
     
  6. Donate to Georgia Cares to ensure we can reach our mission of serving all victims in the state! 
     
  7. Attend Georgia’s DMST Lobby Day! Learn more about policy, your local leaders, and how you can advocate! Register HERE.
     
  8. Follow us on social media for daily updates and info!

     
  9. Share your passion and knowledge with others! We challenge you to find 10 friends or contacts in your community and tell them about child sex trafficking in Georgia.  Use our website, our new Learn Tool, share our social media posts, and encourage them to sign up for our newsletter for more information!
     
  10. Report it! If you know a youth who meets these warning signs, call our toll-free statewide hotline number at 1-844-8GA-DMST. Every youth referral we receive is a possible chance to help a youth escape a life of sex trafficking.

About Georgia Cares

Georgia Cares is a non- profit 501(c)(3) entity. We are the state coordinating agency connecting services and supports for child victims of sex trafficking and exploitation. We strive to bring hope, build resilience, and give every child the opportunity to thrive.

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