February 13th is SHINE A LIGHT ON SLAVERY DAY. The #ENDITMOVEMENT is a movement fighting for freedom around the world. As slavery becomes a more prominent problem, the END IT movement and its partners educate the public and rescue trafficked and enslaved people around the world. Support the #ENDITMOVEMENT and its partners through the link below that to the #ENDITMOVEMENT website.

According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, some signs of human trafficking are as follows:

  • No freedom to leave or come and go
  • Is unpaid, little pay, or paid only in tips
  • Lives and works at the same place
  • Fearful, anxious, depressed, submissive, tense, or nervous/paranoid
  • Shows signs of poor hygiene, malnourishment, and/or fatigue
  • Shows signs of physical and/or sexual abuse, physical restraint, confinement, or torture
  • Has few or no personal possessions
  • Often observed or monitored
  • Not in control of their own identification documents (ID or passport)
  • Not allowed or able to speak for themselves (a third party may insist on being present and/or translating)
  • Claims of just visiting and inability to clarify where they are staying/address

**Note: just because someone exhibits these signs does not mean they are a victim of slavery or trafficking. Signs should be considered in context and should not be used as definite proof. If you have a strong suspicion that slavery or human trafficking is taking place, contact local law enforcement or the Human Trafficking Hotline (link below)**

What can I do?

You can help support the anti-slavery and anti-trafficking movement in multiple ways. It can be as simple as just sharing the hashtag or sending the #ENDITMOVEMENT website to a friend. Every time someone educates themselves or someone else on the signs of slavery and human trafficking, it is one more person who could potentially save someone’s life. You can also donate to the #ENDITMOVEMENT or a similar, reputable organization.


Other links:

National Human Trafficking Hotline:


Human Trafficking Awareness Program


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