Slavery Still Exists!

Modern Day Slavery, aka Human Trafficking, is the sale and/or use of another human.

People selling other people.

Most of us thought this did NOT happen any longer. Wrong!

Today, as you read this, there are over 27 million people caught in slavery worldwide!!

 

In the United States, 82% of victims are used for Sex Trafficking – per the Office of Justice Programs, USDOJ

”Sex trafficking occurs when people are forced or coerced into the commercial sex trade against their will. Child sex trafficking includes any child involved in commercial sex. Sex traffickers frequently target vulnerable people with histories of abuse and then use violence, threats, lies, false promises, debt bondage, or other forms of control and manipulation to keep victims involved in the sex industry. Sex trafficking exists within the broader commercial sex trade, often at much larger rates than most people realize or understand. Sex trafficking has been found in a wide variety of venues of the overall sex industry, including residential brothels, hostess clubs, online escort services, fake massage businesses, strip clubs, and street prostitution.” – Polaris Project

What is Human Trafficking? 

The federal Trafficking Victims Protection Act defines the crime of human trafficking as:
A. The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining 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, or
B. The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.”

This picture below sums up the definition of what Human Trafficking is and the means by which it occurs.