Human trafficking is something we don’t always think about in the context of transportation issues; however, human trafficking is one of the greatest atrocities of the 21st century. As many as 24.9 million men, women and children are sold into prostitution, domestic servitude or other forced labor around the globe.
As commercial motor vehicle drivers and inspectors are on our roadways every day and often times, the individuals committing the crime of human trafficking are using our roadways to do so. That’s why awareness is critical. Knowing what to look for and how to respond is essential.
CVSA’s annual five-day human trafficking awareness, outreach, identification and prevention initiative aims to educate commercial motor vehicle drivers, motor carriers, law enforcement officers and the general public about the crime of human trafficking, the signs to look for and what to do if you suspect someone is being trafficked.
CVSA has set the dates for next year’s Human Trafficking Awareness Initiative:
- In the U.S., the initiative is scheduled for Jan. 8-12, 2024.
- In Canada, it will be Feb. 19-23, 2024.
- In Mexico, the initiative is set for March 11-15, 2024.
Working together, we can put an end to human trafficking.