Child sex slavery is one of the most hideous crimes possible. Diving into the stories of young children who have lost their childhoods to brothels, pimps, and johns is beyond heartbreaking. The more you learn, the more unsettled your spirit will become. The learning resources here are designed to unsettle your spirit and empower your actions. You will know the work of the enemy, and it will leave a stain on your spirit. Move from here to Act on behalf of these children. You are their hope for prevention, for rescue, and for restoration.http://www.vimeo.com/10781481
Sex Trafficking Facts
- 1.2 million children are trafficked every year; this is in addition to the millions already held captive by trafficking (1)
- Every 2 minutes a child is being prepared for sexual exploitation (1)
- The average victim is forced to have sex up to 40 times a day (5)
- The average age of a trafficked victim is 14 years old (5)
- Approximately 30 million children have lost their childhood through sexual exploitation over the past 30 years (1)
- Sex trafficking is an engine of the global AIDS epidemic (4)
- People are trafficked from 127 countries to be exploited in 137 countries (3)
- Between 14,500 and 17,500 victims are trafficked into the USA each year (4)
- The total market value of illicit Sex Trafficking is estimated to be in excess of $32 billion (2)
- By 2010 Sex Trafficking will be the number one crime worldwide (5)
- Trafficking in women is the second largest global organized crime today
- Over 25% of victims are trafficked from Southern and Eastern Europe.
- Tragically, only 1-2 percent of victims are rescued, and only 1 in 100,000 Europeans involved in trafficking are convicted.
(1-UNICEF, 2-UN, 3-UNODC, 4-US Department of State, 5-The A21 Campaign)
Movies To Check Out:
- Born Into Brothels (2005)
Two documentary filmmakers chronicle their time in Sonagchi, Calcutta and the relationships they developed with children of prostitues who work in the city’s notorious red light district.
- Taken (2009)
A former spy relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter, who has been forced into the slave trade. (http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/fox/taken/).
- Trade (2007)
Film about two different girls from very different backgrounds who are both sold into prostitution and the sex slave industry.