January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month
To read the Presidential Proclamation — National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, 2017 please click here
An Interfaith Toolkit on Human Trafficking for Human Trafficking Awareness Month is available by clicking here.
A prayer service for an end to Human Trafficking from Intercommunity Peace & Justice may be accessed by clicking here.
The January issue of the Stop Trafficking newsletter which is co-sponsored by the Felician Sisters of North America is available by clicking here. This month’s issue focuses on Human Trafficking in Canada, the Mexican-American border and in various cities in the United States.
Some progress has been made in the restaurant and travel sectors to abolish the trafficking of human beings.
The Hotel Industry
In the past 18 months, Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels, Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG), and Starwood Hotels all changed their policies across all of their worldwide brands. This means that as of December 31, 2016, two million hotel rooms worldwide no longer offer on-demand hardcore pornography to guests. Based on occupancy rates, that’s approximately 1.3 million occupied rooms that are now porn-free every single day—approximately 475,000,000 per year!
The Food Industry
Both McDonalds and Starbucks have agreed to filter pornography sites from their free WiFi in all US retail locations and to enable their locations worldwide to do so as well! McDonald’s and Starbucks now join the ranks of other corporations such as Chick-fil-A and Panera Bread, which are all doing their part to address the public health crisis of pornography by proactively filtering out pornography on their WiFi.