What is Human Trafficking?
It means people are being bought and sold
1.2 million children are victims of human trafficking every year. They’re sexually exploited, sacrificed, made child brides or workers in sweatshops, used for farm labor, and forced to beg. They are taken or deceived, purchased, sold, and transported with some trafficking groups switching their cargo from drugs to humans.
It's an exponential market
As the second largest source of illegal income worldwide, human trafficking is the fastest growing international crime. 9.1 million men, women, and children are trafficked at any moment.
Victims are persuaded to comply by threats and force. Traffickers instill deep fear in their victims by threatening family, physically abusing them, and torturing them.
The United Nations of Office on Drugs and Crime defines it as:
"The recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation"
Sources from www.stopthetraffik.org
From the Blog
By Autumn Burris Founder/Director Survivors for Solutions We once had a dream and it was not to become a prostituted person. We dreamed of becoming a writer, a doctor, a lawyer, a truck driver, an artist, a ballet dancer and so many more professions. Dreams that didn’t involve one form of sexual exploitation or another. […]
The Beauty for Ashes team is a dynamic group of students, professors, and community members, each with particular passions and skills, that have banded together in the common desire to seek justice and to seek God in and amongst the devastating reality of Human Trafficking in San Diego. As we journey to fund the Beauty […]
By Kim Berry Jones, 1990 PLNU Graduate My awareness of the issue of human trafficking began when I watched the documentary Half the Sky. The Half the Sky Movement is about igniting change to end the oppression of women and girls around the world. I knew then that something had shifted in me, but what […]