Slavery exists, and together we must shine a light on this tragedy. That is the mission of End It Movement, an international coalition made up of the world’s leading anti-trafficking organizations. A21, ECPAT USA, Exodus Road, Not For Sale, International Justice Mission, and many others are partners in this group, which together work to create holistic solutions to this global issue.
On February 27th End It Movement held a social media based awareness-raising event they called, “Shine a Light on Slavery Day.” The coalition asked people to draw a red “X” on their hands, take a photo, and post it on social media using #enditmovement. The CAAC was proud to be a part of this event, which caused a stir on social media as well as with those who encountered participants. Several people asked CAAC members why they had an “X” on their hands, which created an opportunity to speak to people about human trafficking.
This was a simple, yet powerful way to raise awareness and create a global conversation about human trafficking. Together we will join hands until we will live in a world truly free from slavery.