Assess your footprint on the labor side of human trafficking: www.slaveryfootprint.org
1. Buy smart – know the products you purchase are slave free and/or fair trade items www.tradeasone.com or www.globalexchange.org.
2. Learn more about companies you purchase from. Ask are they monitoring their supply chain to know it is slave free. See these websites for more information: www.betterworldshopper.org and www.free2work.org
“Everyday Justice” by Julie Clawson (2009) gives great perspective and information www.everydayjustice.net
3. Ask for changes from companies to monitor their contributions and from government officials to do more to prevent, intervene, and provide solutions to these issues.
Sex trafficking thrives everywhere we tolerate it. Assess societal factors creating demand and seek to change any involvement in entities that contribute.
4. Address the Demand – Ending demand for the commercial sexual exploitation of women and children. This is an issue of more than morality it is about public health. This must be addressed by citizens, the church and organizations concerned for public health and the welfare of women and children. See the demand section on www.sharedhope.org or www.demandabolition.org
5. Prevention training – Educators, parents, civic organizations and churches need to teach children the practices of grooming and recruitment. Preventing sexual abuse is a huge key to minimizing children being coerced into commercial exploitation. Consider these resources:
“Stewards of Children” online training at www.d2l.org
“Deceptions” video based training for youth http://awareprogram.net/deceptions/about-the-trainings/
“Parenting in a Sexualized Culture” www.purehope.net
“Chosen” by www.sharedhope.org
See also www.Liarsandposers.com
To learn more go to www.tomigrover.com or www.traffickstop.org