National Human Trafficking Awareness Day: On Tuesday, January 11, 2022, Americans will pause to reflect on the issue of human trafficking. The day is meant to bring attention to the issue of human trafficking and to advocate for the protection of those who have fallen victim to it. Although January has been designated as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, this day is dedicated only to raising public awareness and working to end these forms of slavery and trafficking.
In 2007, the Senate of the United States voted to make January 11th an annual observance of National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. In an effort to raise awareness and encourage people to take action against human trafficking, President Obama declared the full month of January a “No Trafficking Month” in 2010. There are now more people aware of this issue than ever before, and more than 50 established groups throughout the world are working to end it.