Guam and CNMI Proclaim January “Stalking and Human Trafficking” Month

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Guam –  On January 10, 2014, Governor of Guam Eddie Baza Calvo and Governor Eloy S. Inos of the CNMI proclaimed “Stalking and Human Trafficking” month.

 

Communities nationwide join together to raise awareness about the ills of human trafficking, slavery and stalking.

January 2014 has been proclaimed as National Slavery and Prevention and Awareness of Human Trafficking Month by President Barack Obama.

The Guam Human Trafficking Task Force (HTTF) has organized the following events to commemorate Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month in Guam:

* Thursday, January 16, 2014 WAVE in front of Skinner Plaza, Hagatna from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
* Friday January 17, 2014 Human Trafficking Awareness Workshops for medical and health professionals at GMH and Public Health Centers in Dededo, Mangilao and Inarajan
* Monday, January 20, 2014 Community Outreach at Agana Shopping Center from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
*Wednesday, January 22, 2014 Candlelight Vigils simultaneously from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Agat, Asan-Maina, Dededo, Hagatna (Chamorro Village), Inarajan, Ordot/Chalan Pago, Piti, Talofofo, and Tamuning

The CNMI Human Trafficking Intervention Coalition has planned a community outreach for January 23, 2014, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Thursday Night Market in Garapan, and a Human Trafficking Awareness Workshop on January 29, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. to be held at Commonwealth Health Care Corporation.

The Guam Human Trafficking Task Force and the CNMI Human Trafficking Intervention Coalition comprised of representatives from federal and local law enforcement agencies, victim service providers, social service providers, medical and health professionals, faith based organizations, and other community partners, will continue to respond to the needs of human trafficking victims and their families and to hold offenders accountable.  


For more information about the events, please contact Mae Blas at (671) 477-4144 or via email at salome.blas@usdoj.gov.