National Slavery & Human Trafficking Awareness Month

 

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month,

culminating in the annual celebration of

National Freedom Day on February 1.


“Our Nation was founded on the enduring principles of equality and freedom for all.  As Americans, it is our solemn responsibility to honor and uphold this legacy.  Yet, around the world and even within the United States, victims of modern slavery are deprived of the most basic right of freedom.  During National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, we rededicate ourselves to preventing and ending human trafficking, and we recognize all who continue to fight this serious human rights violation.”

 

Barack Obama, President of the United States of America

 Link to view full 2013 Presidential Proclamation