Students Opposing Slavery (SOS), a youth education program based at President Lincoln’s Cottage, is a student-led organization raising awareness of and taking action against human trafficking and modern slavery.

We are the generation that says ENOUGH.

Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery where people profit from the control and exploitation of others. As defined under U.S. federal law, victims of human trafficking include children involved in the sex trade, adults age 18 or over who are coerced or deceived into commercial sex acts, and anyone forced into different forms of “labor or services,” such as domestic workers held in a home, or farm-workers forced to labor against their will. The factors that each of these situations have in common are elements of force, fraud, or coercion that are used to control people.

Pictured: Participants from the second annual SOS International Summit on the President Lincoln’s Cottage veranda, June 2014.

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