This one is a subject very near and dear to my heart because a dear friend of mine recently adopted 2 beautiful babies from a human trafficking situation, and she is slowly beginning to work through all the trauma these little humans have lived through. It is also important to me because being in the massage industry I know that many illegitimate practices use massage as a cover for brothels forcing sex trafficked victims to provide sexual services in exchange for money against their will. We as a community need to do everything we can to put an end to this!
|Human Trafficking Facts:|
Human trafficking reaches every culture and demographic.
Traffickers exploit potential victims by seeking individuals with
The first contact a child makes with trafficking is often a female.
Estimates suggest that about 50,000 people are trafficked into the US each year, most often from Mexico and the Philippines.
In 2018, over half (51.6%) of the criminal human trafficking cases
active in the US were sex trafficking cases involving children.
It’s estimated that internationally there are between 20 million and 40 million people in modern slavery today.
Human trafficking earns global profits of roughly $150 billion a year for traffickers, $99 billion of which comes from commercial sexual
Does that make you feel sick to read? It makes me ill to even imagine our world consists of this.
The polaris Project is the non profit that funds The National Human
Trafficking Hotline. The National Human Trafficking Hotline connects
victims and survivors of sex and labor trafficking with services and
supports to get help and stay safe. The National Hotline also receives tips about potential situations of sex and labor trafficking and facilitates
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