Organizers of a Freedom Walk on Saturday hope to raise awareness of human trafficking. The walk through Chestnut Ridge Park is being sponsored by Western New York Wesleyan Women and People Against Trafficking Humans.
The United Nations defines human trafficking as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons by improper means (such as force, abduction, fraud, or coercion) for an improper purpose including forced labor or sexual exploitation.
Over the past decade, the FBI’s human trafficking investigations have been responsible for the arrest of more than 2,000 traffickers and the recovery of numerous victims.
P.A.T.H. Inc. is a non-profit organization seeking to end exploitation through awareness, action and aftercare.
The walk will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration is $30 online or the day of the event.