ROTARIANS UNITED TO STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING

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Rotary District 5180 is leading the largest collaborative effort to fight human trafficking in the Sacramento region.  With funding from a Rotary Foundation global grant, local and global Rotary clubs and private donations, we have kicked off our fight against human trafficking…right here in the greater Sacramento area and throughout our
District.

There are two components to our initiative - education and public awareness.  Human trafficking is one of the fastest
growing crimes in the U.S. with between 100,000 and 300,000 children vulnerable to human trafficking nationwide. Over 40 million people globally are trafficked each year!  Education and prevention efforts are quickly becoming an imperative for local governments and school districts.  And Rotary has stepped up to help make it happen.

Education

Through a partnership with District 5180, 3Strands Global will be providing their PROTECT program (PRevention Organized To Education Children on Trafficking) to bring awareness and education about human trafficking to 5th, 7th, 9th and 11th graders in schools in our District.  3Strands Global will train educators and administrators as well as the students.

Public Awareness

Rotary has partnered with the Voices and Faces Project from Chicago, to bring “The Ugly Truth” campaign to Sacramento. "The Ugly Truth" was created to dispel the myths about human trafficking and sexual exploitation.  

The purpose of bringing this campaign to our district is to help change minds, hearts and public policies on sexual exploitation and human trafficking.  This successful campaign has also been presented in Chicago, Washington DC, San Diego, San Francisco and Oakland.  It is comprised of billboards, radio messaging, spots on health club and gas station TVs, signage on buses and other appropriate media opportunities.