Help Stop Human Trafficking

Human trafficking, also known as modern day slavery is a criminal business that profits from enslaving people for sexual servitude and forced labor.  Learn more here.

 

We are hosting our 3rd Annual March for Freedom in Columbus to raise awareness of the human rights violations of prostitution and trafficking.  We welcome all concerned citizens, houses of worship, ministry and service organizations, along with all survivors of human trafficking to join us on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 2 pm.  We will meet at Columbus City Hall, 90 West Broad St., and walk to the Ohio Statehouse where we will hear several heart stirring messages and take a pledge to personally fight human trafficking.

The Pledge

 

We the people of the United States of America stand here today representing a united front against human trafficking, modern day slavery, the exploitation of women and children, and the violation of basic human rights.  We stand for the rights of freedom, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

We pledge:

 

  • Not to participate in the viewing of pornography
  • Not to engage in the use of strippers and or prostitutes
  • Not to use internet sites that sexually exploit humankind
  • Not to be involved in slave labor in any of its forms

 

We will make a difference by:

 

  • Praying for victims and those who support them
  • Raising awareness
  • Supporting anti-trafficking organizations
  • Educating our families and communities

 

The State of Ohio is number 4 in the United States for human trafficking, with the average trafficked victims being 12 year old girls.  This criminal industry crosses all religious and economic boundaries.

 

The intent behind March for Freedom - Columbus is to raise awareness of the human rights violations of prostitution and human trafficking.  Join us on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 2 pm.  We will meet at Columbus City Hall, 90 West Broad St., and walk to the Ohio Statehouse where we will hear several heart stirring messages and take a pledge to personally fight human trafficking.

 

Remember that together, we can make a difference!