SLAVERY IS WRONG!
There are over 27million slaves today, more than any other time in history.
Human Trafficking generates approximately 32 billion dollars annually.
Human Trafficking is 2nd only to Drug Trafficking. Why? You can sell a gun once, you can sell a bag of cocaine once but you can sell a human over and over and over.
The basic definition of Sex Trafficking: When an individual makes a profit by selling a human being in the Commercial Sex Industry by means of force, fraud or coercion.
A minor (18 or younger) does not have to prove force, fraud or coercion in order to be classified as a Sex Trafficking victim.
An adult (18 or older) must prove force, fraud or coercion in order to be classified as a Sex Trafficking victim.
Example of Force: Kidnapping.
Example of Fraud: Offering a job that does not exist in order to create a desperate situation.
Example of Coercion: Threats against family members, perceived violence against the victim or family members, or emotional blackmail just to name a few.
Roughly 14,500 – 17,500 victims are brought into the US annually for the purpose of Trafficking.
Houston is a hub for both international and domestic sex trafficking. International human trafficking is prevalent in Houston because this city is located near the border, has a port, an international airport, and is ethnically diverse. International women and girls are being trafficked in Houston's massage parlors and cantinas.
Additionally, Houston has a significant problem with the sex trafficking of American minors, which is Free the Captives' predominant focus. Typically, these minors are teenaged girls, but there are also boys being trafficked in Houston as well. The children most at risk for trafficking are runaways, throwaways, and homeless. The girls that we work with typically come from a background that includes sexual abuse, broken homes, low self-esteem, fatherlessness, and juvenile delinquency. These factors make them greatly vulnerable to sex traffickers. American girls are being sold over the Internet and trafficked through local Houston motels or private residences.
YOU KNOW IT. WE KNOW IT. AS A COUNTRY, WE'VE OFFICIALLY KNOWN IT SINCE 1863. BUT HERE'S SOMETHING YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW -- SLAVERY STILL EXISTS. WE WANT EVERY MAN, WOMAN AND CHILD TO KNOW THAT THERE ARE 27 MILLION MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN, JUST LIKE THEM, LIVING IN THE SHADOWS. IN BROTHELS. IN FACTORIES. IN QUARRIES. WORKING AS SLAVES. IN 161 COUNTRIES. INCLUDING OUR OWN. WE ARE HERE TO SHINE A LIGHT ON SLAVERY. NO MORE BONDAGE. NO MORE SEX TRAFFICKING. NO MORE CHILD LABORERS. NO MORE, STARTING NOW.
SLAVERY IS WRONG!
NOW THAT YOU KNOW, WHAT WILL YOU DO?
Visit any of the following websites to find out how you can get involved - Get In It to End It!!