#minorsextrafficking | Huntsville International Airport, Junior League Join to Aid Human Trafficking Victims

Huntsville International Airport is equipping its restrooms with signs to help aid victims of human trafficking, thanks to a partnership with the Junior League of Huntsville.

The signs to aid human trafficking vicitimes are displayed in English and Spanish and include the number for the Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline: 1-888-3737-888. (Huntsville International Airport photo)

“Having thwarted a human trafficking attempt inside our own airport” said Jana Kuner, Huntsville International Airport Public Relations Manager. “We realized just how prevalent this issue is in society today and we wanted to do more to be sure that more people knew what to look for and how to seek help.”

The Huntsville Business Journal was the first to publish a story about the incident which happened in January.

In 2017, the Association of Junior Leagues International adopted ABOLISH as an association-wide initiative to scale the movement and unite communities across the United States and beyond in an effort to generate greater awareness of the intractable, systemic issue of child sex slavery. The Junior League of Huntsville adopted Human Trafficking Awareness as a community initiative in 2017 and formally joined the ABOLISH movement in alignment with the AJLI in 2019.

Employees and tenants of Huntsville International Airport are trained utilizing the Department of Homeland Security’s Blue Campaign protocol, “See Something, Say Something.” This national campaign raises public awareness of suspicious activity and reporting the activity to local law enforcement, including the Port of Huntsville’s Public Safety Team.

The signs are in English and Spanish and include the number for the Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline: 1-888-3737-888. The hotline can also be reached by texting “HELP” or “INFO” to 233733, with tipsters encouraged to include tag numbers and car descriptions in their texts.




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