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You may choose to look the other way, you can never say you did not know.

                                                                                    William Wilberforce




What is Sex Trafficking?

The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, obtaining, patronizing, or soliciting of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act where such an act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age .


By Means of:    force, fraud or coercion

For the Purpose of:  exploitation, servitude, peonage, debt bondage, slavery or any commercial sex act.


WHERE is this happening?  Sex trafficking affects every country around the world, regardless of socio-economic status, history, or political structure. Sex traffickers have created an international market for the trade in human beings based on high profits and demand for commercial sex and cheap labor. Trafficking is estimated to be $32 billion industry, affecting 161 countries worldwide.

An estimated 12.3 million men, women and children are trafficked for commercial sex or forced labor around the world today. Victims are trafficked both within and across international borders. ​
​Victims of human trafficking in the United States include U.S. citizens or foreign nationals, adults or minors, and men or women. Foreign-born victims in the U.S. may be either documented or undocumented.


                The United States is the #1 destination for sex trafficking











Additional Resources:

Washington Engage

http://waengage.com/

Seattle Against Slavery

http://www.seattleagainstslavery.org

International Justice Mission

http://ijm.org Love 164

http://love146.org 

Polaris Project

http://www.polarisproject.org

Shared Hope International

http://sharedhope.org