Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children.” Dr. Martin Luther King


~ People who treat other people as less than human must not be surprised when the bread they have cast on the waters comes floating back to them, poisoned. ~ James Baldwin
Think it’s not happening in your neighborhood? Think again. Get the facts on child sex trafficking, and let your voice be heard. Can we allow ourselves to be inactive? Who knows besides yourself what you stand for?
Why do those of us who believe we are not averting our gaze from important social problems often fail to follow our words with effective, appropriate action?
There is but one Law and that is ‘Respect.’ Grandmother Pa’Ris’Ha
When you say nothing, you’ve said something and that is “it’s okay”. My question is,  IS IT?
What You Need to Know
  • 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, or coercion, or in which the person forced to perform such an act is under the age of 18 years.
  • An estimated $9.5 billion is generated in annual revenue from all trafficking activities, with at least $4 billion attributed to the worldwide brothel industry. (Ibid.)
  • An estimated 2 million children, the majority of them girls, are sexually exploited in the multibillion dollar commercial sex industry. (UNICEF)
  • An estimated 1.2 million children are trafficked each year. (UNICEF)
  • Around the world between 50 and 60 percent of the children who are trafficked into sexual slavery are under age 16.
  • Human trafficking is the second-largest organized crime in the world.
  • 25 percent of all child sex tourists around the world are U.S. citizens.
  • The largest number of people trafficked into the United States come from East Asia and the Pacific (5,000 to 7,000 victims). The next highest numbers come from Latin America and from Europe and Eurasia, with between 3,500 and 5,500 victims from each. (U.S. Departments of Justice, Health & Human Services, State, Labor, Homeland Security, Agriculture, and the U.S. Agency for International Development. 2004. Assessment of U.S. Government Activities to Combat Trafficking in Persons. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Justice.)

What You Can Do
The government has taken steps to address trafficking both nationally and globally. But we want them to take more action—find out how you can use your voice (and words) to help stop child sex trafficking.

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