National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
National Human Trafficking Awareness Day is recognized annually in the United States on January 11. The purpose is to bring attention and opposition to human trafficking and modern-day slavery (neo-slavery).
Although focused on the same issue and committed to the same end, National Human Trafficking Awareness Day is a day separate and distinct from the United Nations' World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.
The United States Senate established National Human Trafficking Awareness Day in 2007 to raise awareness in the United States about human trafficking and national slavery because modern slavery is not something that just occurs in other countries.
In the Senate Resolution establishing Human Trafficking Awareness Day, the U.S. refuses to let human trafficking exist in the United States and around the world and commits to actively oppose all individuals, groups, organizations, and nations who support, advance, or commit acts of human trafficking.