Sex Trafficking is the buying and selling of women and children who are forced or coerced into commercial prostitution against their will.
Human Trafficking is a crime against humanity.
In 1948 the UN took a stand and abolished slavery in ALL FORMS. They declared that no one shall be held in slavery or servitude and that slavery should be prohibited in all forms. Yet still today, the crime of sexual slavery and enslavement still exists and is growing at a rapid rate. As fellow human beings we have a responsibility to take action and in our own small way play a role in diminishing the sale and enslavement of fellow human beings.
Trafficking involves the act of recruiting, transporting, transferring, harboring or receiving a person by force, coercion or other violent means, for the purpose of exploiting them. Victims are found in various industries with a major focus on the sex industry. Every year thousands of women and children fall into the hands of traffickers, in their home countries and abroad.
Victims of trafficking are subject to abuse in the worst forms of physical violence, sexual assault, threats to family members, torture, emotional abuse, drugging, documents confiscation and very low wages for the work they perform. Some do not get paid and are made to work inexcusable hours with no time for adequate sleep or rest and the majority of time food & water are withheld.
Sadly too many of these victims are young women & children.
- Every two minutes a child is being prepared for sexual slavery, this is less time than it takes to make a cup of coffee, we simply can’t ignore this.
- It is estimated that between 2- 4 million young woman and children will be sold into the sex trade within the next 12 months.
- Many of these children are sold for as little as US $10 and some of the children are as young as 3 years of age.
- Human trafficking is now the largest organised crime in the world!
- Over 12 million people are enslaved today worldwide
- The global sex slavery market generates $32 billion in profits each year
Our hope is that one day we see the abolishment of modern day slavery, have the means to stop perpetrators and free the many young and innocent lives that are exploited every day.
We are committed to forcing sex slavery out of the shadows and shining a spotlight on this horrendous crime.
Freedom is a basic human right and slavery is one of the greatest threats to that freedom. No one has the right to sell or enslave another person.
We need to feel compelled to say “No” to sex trafficking. The truth must be told and the voices of the victims of trafficking must be heard.
Please lend your hand so as you can free theirs.