It takes a village to raise a child, and also to protect them.
Human trafficking is a global issue that often impacts the most vulnerable people among us.
Believe it or not, children younger than 12-years-old are falling victim to sex trafficking. The young children are forced to perform "tricks" for adult entertainment and in exchange for reimbursement.
The SAFE Coalition for Human Rights shares that children as young as four and six are used for sexual purposes in exchange for payment.
Many believe sex trafficking is not a problem in the United States, but according to the statistics, over 300,000 children prostitute or fall victim to other sex trafficking activities each year, and this is only from known cases.
Sex trafficking is a significant problem around the world. Predators seek out young men and women to make financial gain by exploiting them sexually. They may use the promise of a gift or the safety of shelter; either way, the child is unaware of the motivation.
Sex trafficking is a multi-billion-dollar business that preys on the most vulnerable and youngest members of our society. There is a good chance this crime is happening close to home and right under our watch. Sex trafficking is a stoppable crime; by educating ourselves and getting involved, we can save the children and stop child trafficking now.
Increase your general knowledge and awareness of child sex trafficking, which can help identify potential sex trafficking victims and link them to professional advocates.
Operation Underground Railroad is a non-profit founded by Tim Ballard which assists governments around the world in the rescue of human trafficking and sex trafficking victims, with a special focus on children.
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Klara and Ben
Sep 28, 2020
North Carolina, United States