Women drivers will participate in campaign to combat human trafficking

| Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Truckers Against Trafficking and Women in Trucking have announced that 25 women drivers will participate in a three-month pilot program handing out lip balm. The lip balm has a special message on each tube to girls and women who might be human trafficking victims.

Women, by virtue of their gender, often have greater opportunity to interact with women who may be the victims of forced prostitution. This interaction may occur in public restrooms at truck stops or travel plazas, in a hotel/motel lobby, at a laundromat or even in a restaurant. That interaction, either via the message on the lip balm or the phone call a driver makes could directly lead to victim rescue. The three-month pilot program will run from July 7 to Sept. 30.

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