- People are reported to be trafficked from 127 countries and exploited from 137 countries, impacting every continent and every type of economy.
- 40 MILLION people are victims of modern slavery. This includes 4.8 million persons in forced sexual exploitation, 15 million persons in forced marriage, and 20.2 million persons in forced labor.
- Human Trafficking has been reported in ALL 50 states.
We NEED change. And so, after hearing from Cassidy about an incredible organization called Dressember that is fighting human trafficking, I jumped onto the opportunity to participate. This organization asks people to wear a dress every day as a “…uniform, the flag of our movement. Dressember is an opportunity to reclaim and reappropriate the dress as a symbol of freedom and power; a flag for the inherent dignity of all people.”
Cassidy and I have had many conversations about the organization Dressember and the ways it is working to educate on these issues without turning people off. They've come up with the simple, yet effective action of wearing a dress or a tie every day for the month of December in order to "bring awareness and collect donations to end slavery and sex trafficking. For one month with the dress as our flag, we will carve a path to a better future for people everywhere." Watch videos below to see more of what Dressember is all about and then donate to my mom and I's campaign. Thank you!
I will be wearing a tie/bow tie, and my mother (along with her fellow teachers) will be wearing a dress during December in order to raise awareness of the anti-human trafficking work Dressember is doing and to be a small part of a huge problem of modern slavery.
Donations to Dressember go toward the rescue and restoration of people in slavery across the world.