Spot the signs 

Sex trafficking happens 365 days a year. Here is what to look for:

  • Signs of. Violence unexplained bruises, black eyes, cuts, or marks
  • Behaviors including fear, anxiety, depression, hypervigilance, nervousness
  • Easily startled, agitated, or afraid
  • Unsure of where they are
  • Not in control of money or documents
  • Accompanied by older “boyfriend” / companion
  • Dressed to look older or inappropriately for the weather/situation
  • Name or symbol tattooed or branded on neck, chest, or arms
Winifred Ereyi

Winifred Ereyi

Chair - End Human Trafficking Task Force

“It ought to concern every person 
because it is a debasement of our common humanity. It ought to concern every community, because it tears at our social fabric. It ought to concern every business, because it distorts markets. It ought to concern every nation, because it endangers public health and fuels violence and organized crime. I’m talking about the injustice, the outrage, of human trafficking, which must be called by its true name – – modern slavery.”

President Barack Obama, September 25, 2012

What Your Rotary Club Can Do

Raise Awareness

  • Schedule a speaker
  • Host an event
  • Talk to friends, family, & colleagues
  • Ask local business to post awareness posters
  • Post to Facebook & your Club’s website

Educate Youth & Adults

  • Work with local schools
  • Engage youth to form student groups
  • Encourage schools to host training programs

Reduce Risk Factors

  • Partner with a local organization
  • Support programs that provide shelter & resources
  • Volunteer for programs providing victim support
  • Collaborate with neighboring Rotary Clubs

Stop the Demand

  • Partner with organizations that educate people
  • Support programs that teach youth about healthy relationships
  • Provide funding for organizations
  • Take a personal stand
  • Become an ambassador for change

What can Rotary Clubs do to help end human trafficking?

For a more detailed list of ways you can help, download the PDF below:

If you think someone is being trafficked:

Call 888-373-7888 (National Sex Trafficking Hotline) or 911

Do NOT intervene or interact with someone you suspect is being trafficked. It can put both you and the victim at risk.  Do NOT attempt to rescue anyone.