What is Human Trafficking?
Also known as Modern-Day Slavery!
Sex trafficking is "the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision,or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act, in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, coercion, or in which the person forced to perform such an act is under the age of 18 years" (The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services).
An additional 300,000 American children are at risk for trafficking into the sex industry. UNICEF estimates 1.2 million Children are exploited yearly around the world. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children says more than 58,000 children under age 18 are kidnapped yearly by non-family out of the 800,000 missing children a year. The National Runaway Switchboard estimates 2 million runaways a year in America. Plus hundreds of children are endangered "runaways" or missing from Foster Care Homes.
What needs to be done?
“When dealing with an issue of this importance and urgency, there is much to be done. The U.S. is asking governments to immediately take action to step up their anti-trafficking efforts.
We offer LIBERTY to the captive!