Washington Joins Effort to Stop Human Trafficking

This month, the government, churches, and abolitionist groups across the nation are working to raise awareness about the modern day form of slavery known as human trafficking. In an official proclamation, President Obama declared this month as “National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.”

The proclamation describes human trafficking as “one of the greatest human rights abuses of our time,” and promises that the United States “will continue to take action by empowering investigators and law enforcement with the training they need, and by engaging businesses, advocates, and students in developing cutting-edge tools people can use to stay safe.”

Over the weekend, a coalition of abolitionists and Christian leaders organized a “Weekend of Prayer to End Slavery and Human Trafficking.”