Human Trafficking a/k/a Modern Slavery is “the largest slave trade in history” of mankind.
HUMAN TRAFFICKING AFFECTS ALL GENDER, RACE, NATIONALITY, AGE, AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS - IT DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE, THEREFORE, NO GROUP OF PEOPLE ARE EXEMPT.
The value of the human trafficking industry is 150 billion dollars, and growing.
The number of people worldwide who are victims of human trafficking is over 40 million.
According to the International Center for Missing and Exploited children, over One million children worldwide are missing each year.
According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children 421,394 children were reported missing in the USA in 2019. Similarly 424,066 in 2018 ans 464,324 in 2017. That’s nearly a half million children in the USA each year.
Each year, as many as 300,000 American children are at risk for sexual exploitation.
98% of sex trafficking victims are women and girls.
83% of all confirmed cases in the USA are American born citizens.
The U.S. Department of Labor has identified 148 goods from 75 countries made by forced and child labor.
1 in 3 or 4 girls and 1 in 5 or 6 boys are sexually assaulted by age 18.
11-13 years old is the average age a child enters the commercial sex trade.
Up to 90% of minor victims are controlled by pimps.
1 in 7 youths receive sexual solicitation on the internet
Federal statistics show that some victims are sold for sex up to 20 times a day. And trafficker can make between $150,000 and $200,000 a year for each person they sell for sex.
Florida has 3rd-highest number of human trafficking cases prosecuted in federal court, behind only California and Texas.
Miami-Dade County is #1 in sex trafficking in Florida, according to the Federal government.
Broward County is rank #1 in the tri-county area for multi-victim human trafficking cases.
• Poverty wrong place/wrong time.
• Lack of an education.
• Lack of job opportunities.
• Race (Black & Hispanic girls).
• Social Caste.
• Unstable family situation (children in welfare system/foster care).
• Lack of social support (looking for love and acceptance).
• Internally displaced people and refugees.
• Preference for younger victims (younger victims are easily controlled and defenseless.).
• Being Human - Anyone can become a victim of human trafficking; it does not discriminate and affects all races and socio-economic status.
Anywhere: social media websites, video games, clubs,
telephone chat-lines, after school programs, on the streets, libraries
sports activities, or in shopping malls.
FOR HELP CALL
Florida Abuse Hotline
1 (800) 962 2873 (ABUSE)
National Human Trafficking Hotline
1 (888) 373 – 7888
National Human Trafficking Textline
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
1 (800) 842-5678
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Nancy J. Cotterman
Center 24 Hour Sexual Assault Helpline
(Broward County's only Certified Rape Crisis and Accredited Children's Advocacy Center.)
Woman in Distress 24 Hour Crisis Hotline
Social Care Network
food, housing, goods, transit, education, health, care legal etc.
Enter your zipcode to search for services.
What are Human Rights ?
Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of race,
sex (fe/male), nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status.
HUMAN RIGHTS INCLUDE:
The right to life and liberty, freedom from slavery and torture, freedom of opinion, and expression, the right to work and education, and many more. Everyone is entitled to these rights, without discrimination. United Nation