THEME 2021

“Victims’ Voices Lead the Way”

This year’s theme puts victims of human trafficking at the centre of the campaign and will highlight the importance of listening to and learning from survivors of human trafficking. The campaign portrays survivors as key actors in the fight against human trafficking and focusses on the crucial role they play in establishing effective measures to prevent this crime, identify and rescue victims and support them on their road to rehabilitation.

Many victims of human trafficking have experienced ignorance or misunderstanding in their attempts to get help. They have had traumatic post-rescue experiences during identification interviews and legal proceedings. Some have faced revictimization and punishment for crimes they were forced to commit by their traffickers. Others have been subjected to stigmatization or received inadequate support.

Learning from victims’ experiences and turning their suggestions into concrete actions will lead to a more victim-centred and effective approach in combating human trafficking.

Translations of the theme:

English      Victims' Voices Lead the Way
French La voix des victimes nous guide
Spanish Las voces de las víctimas marcan el camino
Russian Голоса Жертв Указывают Путь
Chinese 跟随受害者之声
Arabic أصوات الضحايا تقود الطريق
German Betroffene weisen den Weg


A series of short multimedia stories featuring human trafficking survivors will illustrate the impact of survivor engagement and the need for victim empowerment. Each story will include interviews with survivors who talk about their motivation to engage in anti-trafficking efforts and will showcase their successful activities.

The stories will be complemented by a related social media package, which will also include facts from the latest Global Report on Trafficking in Persons.

We encourage everyone, Member States, NGOs, all our partners, and stakeholders alike to join this year’s campaign on the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.


Please use the hashtag #EndHumanTrafficking
on all digital platforms.

campaign material

The social media package and all campaign materials will be available on trello.


UNODC Advocacy Section