A poignant & unapologetic film on sex trafficking
BACKGROUND/ STATISTICS Human Trafficking is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world. We are truly experiencing a "Societal Shift." Trafficking of persons is a 21st Century phenomenon of modern day slavery impacted by mass migration, refugee displacement, terrorism and homegrown violent extremism and technology. By 2020, the entire world is expected to be connected to the Internet. Advancing technologies will change crime and crime solving on a scale never before realized not only for our children but also for cartels, organized crime, pedophiles and predators of all kinds. Few law enforcement agencies, corporate and civic leaders are prepared to address the kinds of human exploitation that are generated against our children in the U.S and vulnerable adults around the globe. The challenge is to equip a cadre of global and U.S. experts for prevention, intervention and prosecution for human exploitation cases, bringing perpetrators to justice and providing services and safe haven to victims.
1.2 million children are trafficked every year. Some are coerced, manipulated or kidnapped. Others are forced into it by close associates, like relatives, friends, boyfriends, and tragically sometimes their own parents who become their traffickers. While there can be complex cultural and economic motivations at play, the sex trade is predicated on one undeniable reality; Every day around the world, countless boys and girls are bought and raped by grown men. Forced labor is a $150 billion per year industry. The economic benefits of selling sex are irrefutable. Unlike drugs or weapons, children and women can be sold over and over again.
CALL TO ACTION
Join us in Creating Awareness and a Call for Action. Together we can raise awareness to the organizations, crisis intervention teams, committed law enforcement and dedicated citizens in the fight to eradicate global sex trafficking. Your support is the difference and the impact needed to defend and protect innocent children and women around the world. The clock is ticking...
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