Tuesday, January 11, 2011, is Human Trafficking
Awareness Day. Human trafficking, a modern-day form of slavery, is widespread
throughout the United States today, including the greater Boston area. Women,
men, and children are being used and exploited by others for financial gain in
our communities. Human trafficking is a hidden crime and often goes undetected
by authorities and advocates. Some of the clients that we serve may themselves
have been the victims of human trafficking. The lack of public awareness about
human trafficking, together with a lack of understanding about trafficking
survivors and the services they need, present major barriers to combating it.
JRI has three programs actively working on issues of human trafficking. For more
information, please see:
The New England Coalition Against Trafficking,
Project REACH, and My
Life My Choice In recognition of Human Trafficking Awareness Day, please
join us in a moment of silence today, 1/11/11 at 11:00 a.m., to remember those
individuals who have been trafficked or who are still living in conditions of
enslavement. Your involvement, voice, and skills
can make a difference.
Elise Hopper & Cynthia Kennedy,
Project REACH and the New England Coalition Against Trafficking
Elizabeth K. Hopper, Ph.D.
The Trauma Center
1269 Beacon St.
Brookline, MA 02446
phone: (617) 232-1303 x211
fax: (617) 232-1280