Facts About Child Sex Trafficking

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A study done in Thailand found that 60-70% of child prostitutes are HIV POSITIVE.

Every year, approximately one million children are sexually exploited in Asia.

An estimated 1.2 million children are trafficked each year for the purpose of sexual exploitation.

The trafficking industry generates $9.5 billion of revenue each year.

SEX TRAFFICKING = the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, coercion, or in which the person forced to perform such an act is under the age of 18 years.

Two people arrested in KANSAS CITY for sex trafficking of three young girls, all under the age of 15.

About 700,000 to 4 million women and children in the world are trafficked each year, meaning every thirty seconds another person becomes a victim.

Over the last decade, 750,000 women and children have been trafficked into the United States.

The maximum for trafficking offenses is only ten years imprisonment whereas distributing one kilo of heroin is life imprisonment, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Wasn’t slavery abolished in 1865?

There have been reports of trafficking instances in at least 20 different states, with most cases occurring in New York, California, and Florida.

There is a predicted 27 million slaves world wide, TODAY.

2004: 7000 traffickers prosecuted, 3000 convicted. Justice?

In 1850 slaves cost $40,000 (today’s dollar), today they only cost $30…

Did you know that you can buy a slave for only $30?

In October 2000, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 was enacted. Prior to this legislation, there was no Federal law that protected victims of trafficking or prosecuted their traffickers for their wrongdoings.

Today, 27 million people are enslaved, more than at the height of the transatlantic slave trade.

“The more you learn about how the most innocent and vulnerable among us are savaged by these crimes, the more impossible it becomes to look the other way.” – Colin Powell, Former U.S. Secretary of State

Justice for Children International (JFCI) works toward the abolition of child sex trafficking and exploitation through aftercare, prevention and advocacy. JFCI trains aftercare workers, multiplies safehomes, aids socioeconomic development programs in high-risk communities and provides a voice for these victims of modern-day slavery.

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Please help the victims of sex trafficking through JFCI!

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