Signs Aim To Raise Awareness About Sex Trafficking In Tennessee

Signs Aim To Raise Awareness About Sex Trafficking In Tennessee

CREATED Jun 18, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Several Tennessee agencies have teamed up for a new initiative designed to raise awareness about sex trafficking.

Visitors to many of the state’s welcome centers and rest stops will soon see signs posted inside bathroom stalls designed to draw attention to the issue. The signs feature the slogan, “You see a girl who could do anything. He sees a girl he can force to do anything.”

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Department of Transportation, and Department of Tourist Development joined with the Tennessee Women’s Funds Alliance to expand the reach of its established campaign.

The poster features a compelling image along with established warning signs that may indicate someone to be a victim of sex trafficking.

According to the TBI, sex trafficking is one of the fastest growing crimes in Tennessee.

The Tennessee Human Trafficking Resource Center offers a hotline for those who suspect someone is a victim of trafficking or witness activity believed to be related to trafficking at 1-800-558-6484. For more information on the state’s efforts to address human trafficking, visit http://stopsextraffickingintn.com.