MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.
According to the U.S. Department of State, in 2010 President Barak Obama dedicated January to raising awareness about the different forms of human trafficking and slavery.
What is human trafficking and slavery?
Human trafficking in person, known as modern slavery, includes forced labor and sex trafficking. Some estimate that as many as 24.9 million people, including children and adults, are trapped in human trafficking around the world, according to the Department of State.
The National Human Trafficking Hotline website stated that In 2020 more than 10,000 human trafficking cases were reported. This is a decrease from 2019 when there were…