Ending human trafficking requires awareness and collaboration among numerous fields and disciplines. Our location at the edge of the University of New Hampshire campus gives us a unique opportunity to place the mission before future leaders who will carry it forward to the many career paths needed to ensure a traffick-free world. These leaders become advocates for necessary education and system changes in areas of legislation, business development and supply chain management, healthcare, law enforcement, social services, etc.
This fall we are excited to have students participating in internships from the business school, communications, anthropology, social work, women's studies, and community leadership programs. Their passion, dedication and thoughtful engagement with the issue inspires hope that we can see the end of human trafficking in our lifetime. The team is doing research, writing materials, managing aspects of the organization and hosting events to include as many people as possible in the change process.
One project the team is working on is an Ethical Consumer Guide that will help everyday consumers feel equipped to make mindful choices as they purchase items known to be effected by child and forced labor. The guide will highlight specific products listed on the Department of Labor List of Goods Produced by Child and Forced Labor, providing a short intro to the problem for each product, what is being done to manage and end trafficking and a list of businesses/brands who currently offer ethically sourced products. This material will be presented at our GIFT Box event at 3S Art Space in November.