Operation Underground Railroad Holding “Rise Together” Event to Raise Awareness About Human Trafficking

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During An Evening of Hope, event attendees will not only receive important education about human trafficking; they’ll also learn about unique ways to make a difference in combating this form of modern-day slavery.

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Since OUR’s founding in 2013, the organization has led to the arrest of more than 4,000 predators. Furthermore, thanks to OUR, more than 6,000 survivors have been rescued from the clutches of human traffickers.

Sadly, human trafficking continues to maintain and expand. When the world shut down in 2020 and parts of 2021, this led to a lot of folks, including children, going online more often.

Contrary to certain beliefs, human traffickers often use the internet to traffick and victimize individuals.

Traffickers employ social media sites, video games, chatrooms, etc., to make contact with children (and even adult targets). Sometimes, these traffickers even pose as children to build rapport with and groom their targets.

To this day, many people remain significantly unaware of just how pervasive human trafficking is. Though ignorance largely feeds into human traffickers and enables predators.