LRHS UNICEF Club educates on human trafficking

Zian Mahfuz – Mustangs Ahead

clubs(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS United Nations international Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) will team up with Selah Freedom, an anti sex trafficking organization to bring awareness on the topic in a sex trafficking seminar after school on Thursday, Jan. 24 in room 564.

This is UNICEF’s second year partnering with the Sarasota organization to educate students and faculty on injustice. The goal is to raise awareness, educate, and trains others about the horrors of sex trafficking, while additionally advocating for teen prevention, outreach, and safe housing.

This year’s seminar will be led by Selah speaker Kyra Montague.

Last year’s seminar was a success for the club who advocated for this worldwide issue. They hope this year they can reach an even bigger audience.

Human trafficking is not just an issue in developing countries, as some would expect.  It also happens in the United States. The U.S. is a source and transit country and is considered one of the top destination points for victims of child trafficking and exploitation.

“We are excited to educated locals and advocate for those who have suffered from human sex trafficking with the help of Selah Freedom, once again,” said LRHS UNICEF historian Kira Littlejohn, junior.

If you suspect human trafficking, please call the national human trafficking resource center at 1(888)-373-7888.

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