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.
- •Did you know that there is an estimated 27 million adults and 13 million children around the globe who are victims of trafficking?
- •Researchers estimate that more than 80% of trafficking victims are female, and over 50% of human trafficking victims are children.
- •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.
- •Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing criminal enterprises. Low risk + high profit potential. Also, humans can be sold repeatedly, unlike drugs.
- •Recruitment locations: schools, libraries, parks, malls, bus stops, juvenile detention centers, shelters, and parties.
- •Airports are often used by human traffickers to hold auctions, where women and children are sold into prostitution.
- •Children are often recruited not just because they are more unsuspecting/vulnerable, but because there is a higher demand for young victims.
- •Raise awareness. End the demand.