The UN has designated July 30 as World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. Almost a third of all human trafficking victims worldwide are children, according to the Global Report on Trafficking in Persons released in December 2016 by the UNODC. Women and girls comprise 71% of human trafficking victims, the same report states.
The Leeds and Grenville Human Trafficking Coalition was established in 2017 to raise local awareness of its existence in our neighbourhoods. Another important objective of the Coalition is providing workshops to prevent our kids from becoming victims of human trafficking.