HUMAN TRAFFICKING. IT'S REALLY HAPPENING.

Info from mysister.org - a really great B Corp trying raise awareness on this issue. They also have fantastic/witty T-shirts.
  1. Did you know that there is an estimated 27 million adults and 13 million children around the globe who are victims of trafficking?
  2. Researchers estimate that more than 80% of trafficking victims are female, and over 50% of human trafficking victims are children.
  3. The FBI estimates that over 100,000 children and young women are trafficked in America TODAY. They range in age from nine to 19, with the average being age 11.
  4. Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing criminal enterprises. Low risk + high profit potential. Also, humans can be sold repeatedly, unlike drugs.
  5. Recruitment locations: schools, libraries, parks, malls, bus stops, juvenile detention centers, shelters, and parties.
  6. Airports are often used by human traffickers to hold auctions, where women and children are sold into prostitution.
  7. Children are often recruited not just because they are more unsuspecting/vulnerable, but because there is a higher demand for young victims.
  8. Raise awareness. End the demand.