In 2013, the United Nations established the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, which is observed on July 30th each year to raise awareness, acknowledge the work being done internationally, and garner support for survivors. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, human trafficking continues in every nation around the globe. Experts believe that the COVID-19 crisis has put even more victims of human trafficking at risk. (Read more here.)
Human trafficking is not just an international crisis — it happens in our own community, right here in Waukesha, and The Women’s Center is here to support trafficking survivors and help raise awareness of this pervasive but underacknowledged crime.
As part of our Violence Prevention programming, we offer free presentations to any group looking to be informed on issues of human trafficking, including: schools, law enforcement, businesses, community centers, civic organizations, healthcare organizations and medical providers, professional and social service organizations, and faith-based organizations.
Take action this World Day Against Trafficking and schedule a virtual presentation by completing this form to be connected with our Violence Prevention Advocate, Susannah.
In addition to supporting survivors of human trafficking with our programs and services, we co-chair Waukesha County’s Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force.
One of the committee members, Deb Reuland, recently presented on local efforts to address and prevent human trafficking at our July Summer Showcase Series. Our 24-Hour Hotline is always available to ask questions or get connected to help at 262.542.3828.