There is usually a look of shock when I explain to some audiences that human trafficking is not just an “overseas” issue…it is not just an “underdeveloped country” issue…it is a human issue and it happens right here in the U.S.
Here is an article from the Family Violence Prevention Fund www.endabuse.org :
Human trafficking is modern-day slavery involving people being bought, sold, and forced into slave labor and/or sexual exploitation. The United Nations recently reported that four million people are traded each year against their will to work in servitude in their own country or around the globe. Many are trafficked into the United States. It’s estimated that eighty percent of trafficking victims are women and girls. Such heinous crime must stop!
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