Almost 21 billion people live in slavery around the world every day! But when you think of sex slavery, what places come to your mind? Thailand? Amsterdam? Did you know that in the United States, there are 100,000 to 300,000 minors trapped in sex slavery each year? The average age for a child to be trafficked is 12 to 14 years old. Where do these traffickers find these children? Anywhere and everywhere. In the city, in the country, in the suburbs, “in our back yard”. Sex trafficking is in the United States.
According to PBS, a study released by the Urban Institute in 2014 estimated “that the underground sex market in each of seven U.S. cities generates between $40 million to almost $300 million a year.” How can this be?
Our goal is to share the truth of sex trafficking with anyone and everyone! If you know the signs, you may be able to help prevent children being pulled into this horrific crime. We give a portion of our sales to one of our favorite organizations: Shared Hope. Look through their website to learn more about sex trafficking and how you can help.
We’ll be posting updates on human trafficking here.