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National Human Trafficking Awareness Day is recognized on January 11 each year in the United States to raise awareness and acknowledgement for a nefarious industry that thrives in darkness and secrecy. To stand in solidarity against exploitation, the Young Living Foundation will be participating in the #WearBlueDay campaign, and we want you to join us!
To raise awareness of the prevalence of human trafficking, we invite you to wear blue on January 11. Take a photo of yourself wearing blue (anything blue will do!) and post that picture to Facebook or Instagram with the #WearBlueDay hashtag. Be sure to tag @younglivingfoundation so we can share the photos you post! Invite your friends and family to join you—the awareness we raise together will make a difference.
Tag @younglivingfoundation and #WearBlueDay to show your support!
Human trafficking happens all around the world, and the United States is no exception. According to the U.S. Department of State, in 2019, the National Human Trafficking Hotline received 136,990 reports and identified 11,852 potential human trafficking cases.
Globally, it is estimated that there are 16 million victims of labor trafficking in private industry, 4.8 million victims of sex trafficking, and 4.1 million victims of state-imposed forced labor.
— Hope for Justice
These statistics may make the issue feel too big to tackle, but together we can. Freedom for those who are victimized by human trafficking is worth the fight, and the Young Living Foundation is dedicated to ending human trafficking and exploitation around the world. Join us in showing you are as well by wearing blue on January 11!
Since joining the fight against human trafficking alongside our partner Hope for Justice, your support has helped us donate over $5.7 million to the cause. These funds have supported thousands of survivors of human trafficking through rehabilitative care, and have educated thousands more about how to spot the signs and help prevent this crime against humanity.
To learn more about our efforts to end trafficking, click here, and we hope you'll join us on January 11 for #WearBlueDay!