According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Atlanta remains a leading hub for human trafficking in the United States and local nonprofit, Tapestri, today announced it has taken the fight to the streets, literally. The “Stand Against Human Trafficking” magnet campaign launched in Atlanta to raise awareness for the issue of human trafficking. Vanisa Karic, executive director of Tapestri, hopes the affects of the campaign will reach beyond the boundaries of Atlanta and borders of Georgia, just as their clients do.
“Many Atlanta residents have no idea how much trafficking occurs in our city. For both domestic and foreign-born victims, the numbers are staggering due to Atlanta’s large airport, convention activity and status as a destination for business travel,” said Karic. “If our magnets can peak someone’s interest in human trafficking and inspire more conversations around the topic, then the campaign is a success.”
Georgia ranks eighth in the nation for its fast-growing foreign-born population; Tapestri’s client enrollments continue to rise each year as well. The organization serves 30-40 survivors annually, but as of August 2013, the organization had already seen 27 immigrants in its new client enrollment. While other organizations address human trafficking, Tapestri is the only one focusing on immigrant survivors, mainly women and children. Tapestri believes the magnets will be a visible front to begin conversations on the topic of trafficking and increase awareness for those interested in supporting anti-human trafficking initiatives. Magnets can be purchased at www.tapestri.org.
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About Tapestri Inc.Since 2002, Tapestri, Inc. has provided direct services to foreign-born survivors of human trafficking, domestic violence and sexual assault. Located in metro Atlanta, Tapestri provides regional case management throughout eight southeastern states, including Georgia. Its efforts to combat human trafficking have been nationally recognized through awards presented by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Office of the U.S. Attorney General. Tapestri is also a proud recipient of federal funding from the U.S. Department of Justice and Health and Human Services.