The UN launched the Day Against Trafficking Persons for the first time on July 30, 2014, to end human trafficking and raise awareness worldwide.

All around the world, men, women and children are kidnapped, tricked, blackmailed, or manipulated into slavery, like prostitution, forced labour, or organ removal. One in four victims are children. According to the United Nations, at least 2.5 million people are trapped in modern-day slavery.  Every country in the world is affected by human trafficking, whether as a country of origin, transit or destination for victims.

The UN works with governments and communities to promote the day through different events and activities. The UN has created a social media campaign, called #igivehope, inviting people to post a photo of a heart formed with your hands to express your support to end human trafficking. Find out about the Givehope activities here.

Prayer for World Day Against Trafficking in Persons .

Prepared by.SNJM Anti-Trafficking Committee

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