National Human Trafficking Awareness Day – January 11, 2023
January 11, 2023
Every year on January 11, members of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC), observe “National Human Trafficking Awareness Day” to help raise public awareness nationally on the victims’ plight, mostly women and children. Victims are subjected to a range of threats and hostilities that leave them mentally scarred for life.
Standing in solidarity, the GFWC Executive Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, and the President’s Assistants mark the occasion by wearing blue.
GFWC encourages every club in every state to share your support by posting photos on social media and sharing stories of activities underway during the month of January to spotlight this issue to achieve legislative action at the local, state, and national levels of government. #WearBlueDay #GFWC
Lauren Smith said she loves being able to give back to her community and local school district as a member of GFWC Eupora New Century Club in Mississippi.
Success For Survivors Scholarship
Each year, GFWC awards scholarships to help intimate partner abuse survivors obtain a post-secondary education that offers a chance to reshape their future by securing employment and gaining personal independence.
GFWC Woman's Club of Westminster
The GFWC Woman’s Club of Westminster (Maryland) has an annual project that corresponds with one of International President Brock's Seven Grand Initiatives. Every year the club partners with Penguin Random House, one of the area’s publishing houses and distributor of books, to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday.