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17 Things You Can Do in 2017 to Help Stamp Out Human Trafficking

1  Buy and wear a Purple Teardrop pinbadge.

2  Take part in our business chain awareness raiser with mobile phone service providers.

3  Make the Purple Teardrop Campaign one of the charities you support in 2017.

4  Support the Campaign’s lobbies – sign-up to the lobby to ban sex for sales adverts which are used to market sex for sale using trafficked women and girls. We have 2 ways you can sign-up to the lobby. Please sign only once.
1) Sign our petition and share here. Leave a personal comment if you wish
2) Alternatively, download and print a paper multi-signature version to collect signatures from people you know
There is information on the lobby rationale here and you can see the latest progress report here
You must be 16yrs or over to sign.

5 Display Purple Teardrop Campaign posters at local libraries, churches, GP surgeries, chemists, STD clinics, A&E departments and colleges.

6  Mark Anti-Slavery Day on 18 October. See our dedicated Anti Slavery Day page and Call to Action.

7 Make human trafficking and modern slavery the focus of your International Women’s Day activity. Please contact us for a resource pack, enquiries@purpleteardrop.org.uk

8 Hold an awareness raising event to alert your community to human trafficking. Here’s an inspirational article entitled Human Trafficking Not Just an Inner City Problem from Soroptimist International Barnstaple on how their members organised their seminar on human trafficking, which highlighted that trafficking takes place in rural communities, not just towns and cities.

9  Report behaviours indicative of human trafficking to the government hotline, 0800 0121 700.

10  Hold a fund raising event in support of the Purple Teardrop Campaign. Here’s a helpful A-Z of ideas plus Gift Aid declaration.

11  Follow Purple Teardrop Campaign on facebook and twitter – access is from our home page – and help spread the word.

12 Forward our latest newsletter to your network of friends, family and colleagues.

13 Read ‘Trafficked‘ the story of trafficking victim Sophie Hayes.

14 Ask your local authority to put our Help Me stickers in your local loos.

15 Help raise awareness of grooming and abusive relationships with our Loves Me Loves Me Not bookmarks and cards.

16 Donate through Give as You Live.

17 Tell your network of friends, family and colleagues about the Purple Teardrop Campaign.