Human Trafficking is closer than you think.
It’s everywhere and it happens to all ages of all backgrounds.
It’s just as bad in the Midwest as it is on the coasts.
There are more slaves today then there has been ever before in human history and it is rapidly expanding every moment.
First of all, human trafficking is modern slavery: the transport or trade of people for the purpose of work (women and girls often trafficked into the commercial sex industry, men and boys into hard labor like construction, and children into textile and agriculture).
It is an annual $34 BILLION industry and growing. More than 30 million people in trafficking situations and 40% of them are CHILDREN. This is happening in your state, in your cities, in your small towns.
It is not just immigrants who are trafficked in America.
Homeless girls are brainwashed by pimps and prostitute themselves sometimes 40 times a night or more and earn nothing but shame and fear. Some are forced to put themselves on pornographic websites at only 10 years old.
Children are kidnapped and forced into hard labor in and out of the country. American children on American ground are taken and being forced to do sexual things and slave themselves for years.
Foreign teenagers and children are brought into America believing they were given an opportunity to make a living and send money home, but they are forced to work and hide.. not knowing English, they believe that if they say anything, American police will kill them and their holders will kill their families.
Only 1% of victims are ever rescued.
This happens everywhere. This happens to anyone. No one is safe.
This is how you can help. GET INVOLVED. Do your research, raise awareness and volunteer to help out organizations that aim to rescue and prevent these horrible things from happening to your sister, your girlfriend, your wife…
Please. As part of the human fucking race this is your responsibility to be the voice of the people who do not have one.