Archive for the category “Trafficking”

America’s dirty little secret: Selling children for sex

John Whitehead of The Rutherford Institute writes:

Every two minutes, a child is exploited in the sex industry.

Children, young girls — some as young as 9 years old — are being bought and sold for sex in America. The average age for a young woman being sold for sex is now 13 years old.

On average, a child might be raped by 6,000 men during a five-year period of servitude.

Sex trafficking — especially when it comes to the buying and selling of young girls — has become big business in America, the fastest growing business in organized crime and the second most-lucrative commodity traded illegally after drugs and guns ….

We are all guilty of contributing to this human suffering. The traffickers are guilty. The consumers are guilty. The corrupt law enforcement officials are guilty. The women’s groups who do nothing are guilty. The foreign peacekeepers and aid workers who contribute to the demand for sex slaves are guilty. Most of all, every individual who does not raise a hue and cry over the atrocities being committed against women and children in almost every nation around the globe—including the United States—is guilty.

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the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children to learn how you can help.

 

 

We cannot end sex trafficking without addressing demand

From a guest post on forbes.com by Sarah Godoy, an anti-trafficking researcher and Professor at UCLA:

Public discourse condemning commercial sexual exploitation has largely focused on traffickers, with significantly less attention and accountability placed on the conduct of sex purchasers. Federal legislation, specifically the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015, positions traffickers and sex purchasers as equally culpable. Sex purchasers, however, are rarely penalized or even addressed as exploitative, as evidenced by the countless euphemisms, like “Johns” and “hobbyist,” that reinforce an indifference — and almost benevolence — to their behaviors.

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Sex trafficking rescue in Atlanta at The Table on Delk

The new episode of the God’s Revolution podcast features Tina Williford, a stay-at-home mom with no special training who God has moved into a restoration ministry that offers friendship, resources, and hope for women, children, and even men oppressed by sex trafficking in NW Metro Atlanta. The Table on Delk gives trafficked people an opportunity to experience God’s transforming power and to take hold of the new lives he has prepared for them to live.

Find the new episode by clicking here.

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