National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Every January, anti-trafficking advocates leverage National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month to raise awareness of modern slavery in the United States. ATEST has had the privilege to work with human trafficking survivor-advocates, whose voices are at the forefront of educating the public and policymakers about what is truly needed to combat human trafficking and to support trafficking survivors to fully recover and thrive. Here are three powerful opinion pieces by survivor leaders:

‘We Need Jobs, Not Pity’, by Evelyn Chumbow in CNN Freedom Project

‘Great Step, but Only First, for Trafficking Survivor Empowerment, by Bukola Oriola in The Hill’s Congress Blog

‘Know Signs of Labor Trafficking’, by Harold d’Souza in the Cincinnati Enquirer


The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) is a U.S. based coalition that advocates for solutions to prevent and end all forms of human trafficking and modern slavery around the world.

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