Teenagers Raise Awareness of Human Trafficking with #WhatIWouldMiss Campaign
Groundbreaking public-private partnership with President Lincoln’s Cottage, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the U.S. Department of Education inspires teenagers – one of the most vulnerable demographics to fall victim to human traffickers – to raise awareness of modern slavery through a digital campaign.
January 28, 2015. January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and this year, young people are invited to shed light on this humanitarian crisis within a high-risk population – their peers. #WhatIWouldMiss, a campaign sponsored by President Lincoln’s Cottage, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the U.S. Department of Education, encourages teenagers to think about aspects of their daily lives that they would miss if they were a victim of human trafficking and participate by sharing a post on social media using the contest hashtag (#WhatIWouldMiss). All posts will be judged by a jury of representatives from anti-trafficking organizations. One teenager will win a spot at President Lincoln’s Cottage’s third annual Students Opposing Slavery (SOS) International Summit in Washington, D.C., and five additional teenagers will receive awards of recognition. More information is available at www.StudentsOpposingSlavery.org/WhatIWouldMiss.
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