a sex trafficking prevention campaign

Facts

“You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.” 

~ William Wilberforce (1759-1833) | Abolition leader that helped to abolish the British slave trade

 

1) Average age of girls entering into prostitution is 12-14 years old

2) Prostituted have horrific multi-traumatic violence committed against them including rape and murder

3) 1.8 million new children enters the sex trade each year in the world

4) At least 100,000, and up to 300,000, U.S. missing children are forced/coerced/frauded into prostitution trade within its own borders

5) 99% of prostituted are victims according to our own interviews with service providers, advocates, and law enforcement

Sources: 1 U.S. Dept. of Justice | Polaris Project | Prostitution Research & Education | GEMS | Prostitution Research & Education | American Journal of Epidemiology | U.S. Dept. of Justice | Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW) & European Women’s Lobby | UNICEF| World Children | NY Times | Shared Hope International


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