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What is the best way to spread awareness of human trafficking in suburban areas?

At 27 million people and 32 billion dollars a year, the modern slave industry is at an all time high. It affects every country and community in the world in some way or form and any person could become a victim. There is not set "type" of group or person that becomes a part of this industry. Anyone can be a victim. Age, gender, socioeconomic status, language, country of origin, none of that matters.

And yet it seems that very few communities are aware of this problem. It does affect every community in some way and so few people seem to consider it more than a problem that happens in poor urban areas or third world countries.

What would be a good way to spread awareness about the issues of human trafficking to a community? What would be a good way to inspire awareness and involvement in the efforts to eradicate this scourge? How would one go about doing this?

The answers I'd find most helpful are creative ideas, examples of past communities working together to help in a global problem, examples of what you would do in this situation or possibly what you have done in this situation, if you had ever before been faced with this or something similar.

Thank you!


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  • Jan 26 2012: we have a register of csc people it is easy to use look up you area and find out who lives around you. we could do something like this a data base of missing people you could look up by photos put in it things like age, size, sex, hair color, langue type of region, race type of searches. you could also pull up geo coding of where people have disapeared from and what ages, sexes ect.. also when people are found. we could locate those on the maps showing where they were found and where some one might want to look for others that are missing. once the data base is created then get non profit or donations to advertise on tv or internet. in poorer cummites where they do not have these avuenes posters and a local spot to use the inter net like a police station, town hall, school would be the most impact full i would think. it wiould help the kids to help with things like "stranger danger"

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