Uber Wants Drivers to Help Fight Sex Trafficking

UBER MAKES COMMITMENT IN FIGHT TO END HUMAN TRAFFICKING

(CNN) – Uber is stepping up its role in the fight against human trafficking.

The ride-sharing company has partnered with several organizations to raise awareness and calls its drivers “Everyday Heroes” for their unique position to help.

In a news release on Monday, Uber said its new efforts will make it easier for drivers to report suspicious behavior to the national human trafficking hotline.

Uber said in December 2016, an observant Sacramento-area driver helped a 16-year-old girl escape from a human trafficking operation.

The international labor organization estimated there were more than 40 million adults and children affected worldwide in 2016.

If you or someone you know is a victim, call the national human trafficking resource center at 1-888-373-7888.

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