Human Trafficking Initiative

Working collaboratively with other Texas Districts (5840, 5810, 5930 and 5850), the Rotary Action Group Against Human Trafficking, and the Rotary END HT network currently engaged across several states and Canada to adapt an infrastructure to support the long term goal of ending human trafficking through increasing awareness, providing education to youth, establishing options for vulnerable individuals to prevent them from becoming victims, and reducing the demand.


Every year since 2010, January has been proclaimed as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.  Take time in January to learn more about human trafficking and action steps your Rotary Club and each Rotarian can take to prevent human trafficking.

Action Steps To Make An Impact


  1. Take Action: On January 11th, participate in the Department of Homeland Securities WEAR BLUE DAY to bring attention to the issue of human trafficking.  DHS’s Blue Campaign’s #WearBlueDay is on January 11th every year.   To raise awareness of human trafficking, we would love for every Rotary Club in District 5870 to gather on January 11th in Blue, take a picture and post it to your club’s social media page, newsletter, and website with the #WearBlueDay hashtag. Individual Rotarians can do the same. 

    ***Participate in WEAR BLUE DAY (See sidepanel) Post for #WearBlueDay graphic before Jan. 11 to encourage others to wear blue on Jan 11! Use hashtags - #RotaryFightsTrafficking and #WearBlueDay

    On Jan. 11
    take a picture and post it to your club’s social media page, newsletter, and website with the #WearBlueDay, #RotaryFightsTrafficking hashtag.

    Learn more about how you and your club can participate at
  2. Raise Awareness: According to the United States Department of Education, raising awareness is one of the BEST ways to combat human trafficking.  Rotary Clubs should become aware of the reality of human trafficking in Texas. Individual Rotarians can increase their knowledge of the reality of human trafficking by attending on-line or in person comprehensive presentations.   

    ***Raise Awareness share graphics (see side panel) on your Club & personal Facebook, Instagram page to spread the message 

    Service Project Ideas: 

                 1. Have speakers at school, PTO/PTA, Universities and foster homes from victims or law enforcement (know that a parent permission slip must be signed).

                 2. Providing flyers for restroom stalls in bars, grills and clubs with information on how to recognize HT and who to call if you suspect it is occurring.

                 3. Providing education to employees of schools, bars, grills and clubs, and motels/hotels on  how to recognize HT. 

    Participate in the District 5870 Central Texas End Human Trafficking Campaign

    Post this flyer in your business, workplace, bathrooms, anywhere vulnerable individuals may see it. Or concerned citizens want to report suspected human trafficking.

    PUT THIS NUMBER in YOUR PHONE! SEE Something SAY Something.

    The National Human Trafficking Hotline: 888-3737-888
  3. Empower Youth:  Providing youth with knowledge is an effective method to decrease their susceptibility to the manipulation and grooming techniques traffickers use; on-line and in person.   Rotary Clubs can become familiar with local organizations providing presentations and training for youth.   Support these organizations and provide opportunities for local youth to learn from these presentations and speakers.  EX: Ransomed Life’s and Bexar County Sheriff’s Office Lures and Lies.
  4. Support Vulnerable Populations: According to the Polaris Project, 74% of Child Sex Trafficking Victims in the United States are under the care of Child Protective Services.   Most labor trafficking victims in the United States come from a situation of vulnerability due to lack of resources.  Combating human trafficking involves reducing vulnerability for those who are at high risk.

Additional Resources:

District Human Trafficking Liaison is Rosie Chapman,