Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking Proclamations Sponsored by AAUW St Augustine

HT Proclamations January 22

Left to right – Roxanne Horvath (city commissioner); Kathleen Marquis, AAUW; Barbara Blonder (city commissioner and AAUW member); Inez Stritch-Peel, Betty Griffin Center; Nancy Sikes-Kline (city commissioner); Mayor Tracy Upchurch; and John Valdes, (city commissioner).

Stop Human Trafficking

AAUW supports legislation to prevent human trafficking. We believe in accordance with National, “global interdependence requires national and international policies against human trafficking that promote peace, justice, human rights, sustainable development, and mutual security for all people.”   Get quick facts about human trafficking..

For Help or to report possible trafficking, contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline

1-888-373-7888   OR   Text HELP to 233733 (BEFREE)

Visit the National Human Trafficking Hotline

Florida Abuse Hotline  1-800-96-ABUSE  (1-800-962-2873) to report known or suspected child abuse, neglect or abandonment of children or exploitation of a vulnerable adult


Combating human trafficking is a top priority for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Human trafficking involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. Every year, nearly 25 million men, women, and children are trafficked worldwide – including here in the United States.
DHS is a federal leader in this fight and works with partners at every level to prevent this heinous crime, identify and protect victims, and bring perpetrators to justice. The DHS Center for Countering Human Trafficking (CCHT) integrates the efforts of 16 Agencies and Offices within DHS that carry out our anti-trafficking mission. These efforts range from criminal investigations, victim assistance, and combating forced labor in exports destined for the United States to external outreach and public education, intelligence, and training. Under the leadership of Secretary Mayorkas,

Read the article here: DHS Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking


Voices for Florida Good source for webinars on human trafficking

▲  Florida Alliance to End Human  Trafficking

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Efforts to Combat Trafficking

2021 Florida Department of Children and Families HT report

October 31, 2021 Annual Report from State Wide Council on Human Trafficking Florida

Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking

—The Issue

Shared Hope International

Report Cards

State Action 

Shared Hope International and Institute for Advocacy’s  Report Cards on Child & Youth Sex Trafficking    , State Action, National Change 2021