Here is one of my class based pieces on Sex Trafficking and a wonderful change agent.
“I don’t think people understand that there can be sex slaves in the United States,”
–Tina Frundt — Courtney’s House, Washington, D.C.
What: When we think of sex trafficking, the idea of the Eastern European women sometimes comes to mind. A woman from a far off land,who was coerced into coming to the states and then hoodwinked into a life of sexual slavery. However, that kind of trafficking also happens to little girls here — from Virginia, DC, Georgia, all over. Forbes reports that, according to the U.S. Department of Justice, human trafficking is the second fastest growing criminal industry, with drug trafficking leading the way. Further, the DOJ states that half of all victims are children (Forbes).
The National Human Trafficking Resource Center estimates it’s a $32 billion industry, with about 50% of this revenue coming from industrialized countries. This surpasses the sale of illegal arms.
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