Here’s another great organization based out of the US spreading awareness specifically on human sex trafficking. They do a great join in reaching out to the actual victims themselves. Especially promoting the national human trafficking hotline phone number: 1-888-3737-888. Check out their short promo video.
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It is unfortunately very likely that the 2012 London Olympics could become a magnet for human traffickers bringing in prostitutes and illegal sex trade workers according to the British Government.
I think in this day and age, it’s a sad reality of any major sports event. Anytime a huge sports event consists of the gathering of males from out of town filling up the hotels in the city, you can count on a lot of them looking for good sports in and out of the bedroom. The sex traffickers/ slave owners are ultimately business men. They go where the demand is. If there is no demand for cheap sex, there is no sex trafficking.
Demand for sex drives men to prostitutes. Demand for low-cost sex drives men to slaves.
Please read article below regarding the 2012 Olympics and how that affects sex trafficking in that area. Like I said, I really think this is a trend with all major sporting events around the world. In the same logic, I don’t see why there couldn’t be a larger anti-trafficking task force put in place in the host cities before and during these events. In my opinion, governments should bring in special anti-trafficking investigators and law enforcement teams to sniff out all major strip joints, escort services, massage parlors known brothels and ANY hint of especially under aged girls being forced into prostitution. Or even better: conduct surprised raids of these shady establishments all throughout the duration of the event. Now, if we can only make sure that those same law enforcement officers don’t fall for the bribes of the organized criminals… Wouldn’t that be lovely?
BBC UK Video
A lot of people are misled to thinking that sex trafficking only happens in poor countries across the other end of the world. Well, it’s a growing problem in North America. Relying on research from the Central Intelligence Agency, the State Department estimates there are 14,500 to 17,500 human trafficking victims brought into the United States each year — but does not quantify how many of those are sex victims.
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Below is a written article about the women highlighted in the video, Theresa Flores:
Another organization fighting for the cause! Please check them out and donate if their work moves you.