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Uber training Texas drivers how to spot the signs of human trafficking

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Posted at 1:01 PM, Jan 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-10 14:01:28-05

Uber is training their Texas drivers how to spot the signs of human trafficking this month.

The training kicked off in Austin but will stop in several Texas cities during Human Trafficking Awareness Month, according to KVUE.

Uber will hold more information sessions across the state including:

  • Jan. 13: San Antonio
  • Jan. 23: Houston
  • Jan. 27: Fort Worth
  • Jan. 28: Dallas
  • Jan. 29: Plano

Uber said, "Human trafficking is a violation of human rights that affects 24.9 million people around the world, with one in 4 victims being children. It’s made worse by traffickers who capitalize on the lack of awareness around the crime."

The tech company notes that it's in "a powerful position to raise awareness around human trafficking and, with your help, make an impact."

Uber and the Office of the Governor Greg Abbott have been in a partnership to end human trafficking since 2018, according to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.