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Rotary Club Ending Human Trafficking Works to Make Community Impact

When you think about human trafficking and modern-day slavery, most of us imagine a time long ago or far away. Yet, today human trafficking is a $150 billion industry worldwide. It is the fastest-growing and second-largest criminal enterprise in the world. And it happens in every country and in every community.  Now there is a Rotary e-club whose mission is ending human trafficking.

Human Trafficking is the exploitation of a person for commercial sex or forced labor, with an estimated 25-40 million victims in the world.  CEL is a charter member of the Rotary Club Ending Human Trafficking, which is hosting two international guest speakers this month. We invite you to learn more about how you can help increase awareness and impact change in this dark circle of violence and servitude.

Two upcoming guest speakers

  • January 14, 2021, at 7 a.m. CST – Jessica Hamlet tells her story of overcoming years of exploitation, a journey many of us cannot imagine. Her strength, determination and belief in the transformative power of education, self-exploration and discipline will inspire you. Register to hear Jessica’s story via Zoom. Register here.
  • January 28, 2021, at 7 a.m. CST – Matt Friedman, CEO of Mekong Club, will offer a comprehensive update on human trafficking and its relevance to the private sector. Learn more about modern slavery. Register for this virtual Zoom event here.

January is International End Human Trafficking Awareness Month. More than 25-40 million people are forced into modern-day slavery worldwide. Seventy-five percent of that 40 million are exploited for sex, and of that, about half are children. Every four seconds, another person has been trapped and forced into human trafficking somewhere in the world or right in your community. 

We must work together to end human trafficking. Right now, it goes unnoticed or ignored far too often. So, what can we do? 

  • Step One: Learn more about human trafficking and its prevalence in our world.
  • Step Two: Support organizations that work to create awareness and take action against human trafficking. 

CEL was proud to create the End HT Logo and branding package for the new e-club and we support awareness marketing and social media. If you’d like to secure a Rotarian to speak at a local event, visit the Ending Human Trafficking website. Together, Rotary hopes to end human trafficking, just as they worked to eradicate polio worldwide over the last four decades.

To learn more about our continuous involvement in the Rotary Club Ending Human Trafficking initiative, visit our Rotary End Human Trafficking portfolio.


Published on: January 8, 2021