January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month, and all month long, families, businesses, organizations, and communities all across Texas and the United States have participated in events, recognized special days, and worn blue, all to raise awareness about human trafficking in an attempt to prevent this violent crime.
President Obama proclaimed January as the Human Trafficking Prevention Month in 2010. Following the start of Human Trafficking Prevention Month, National Human Trafficking Day began and is observed annually on January 11.
During the Human Trafficking Prevention Month, the priority is to shine a light on every dark corner where human trafficking still threatens the basic rights and freedoms of others.
Victims of Human Trafficking are often invisible because we do not recognize indicators of human trafficking. Identifying signs of human trafficking and reporting a tip may save a life.
Our fight against human trafficking is one of the great human rights causes of our time, and the United States will continue to lead it - in partnership with you. The change we seek will not come easy, but we can draw strength from the movements of the past. For we know that every life saved - in the words of that great Proclamation - is ‘an act of justice’ worthy of ‘the considerate judgment of mankind, and the gracious favor of Almighty God.’
- President Barack Obama, September 25, 2012
2019 Human Trafficking Prevention Month Events
Sex Trafficking Q&A
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Coppell, Texas
Texas Faith-Based Partners: Sunday Prayers. Pray for the victims and survivors of human trafficking, and for those who work to support them.
Dallas County Volunteer Orientation
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Addison, Texas
Facebook Live: Raising Awareness of Human Trafficking in the U.S.
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Webinar: From Victim to Conqueror- A Mother's Experience with Human Trafficking
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Not in My City Outreach
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Free the Captives: 9th Annual Human Trafficking Conference
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fair Trade Fiesta
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Houston, Texas
Not in My City
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon North Texas
Webinar: Identifying Risk Factors for Human Trafficking After Natural Disasters
1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.