21 million people around the world have become victims of human trafficking. Fifty percent of the victims are children. Human Trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world with estimated profits of 32 billion dollars. It has also become one of the most underreported crimes in modern times, and it is closer than you think.
The entry into prostitution has been estimated between 12 and 14 years old. Whether they’re tricked or forced into the industry, people suffer verbal, mental and physical abuse. However, Sex Trafficking is not the only type of modern day slavery. Often people find themselves stuck in jobs with extremely harsh conditions and little to no pay at all. Many are stuck in a life of suffering and abuse becuase they can’t speak up and the can’t fight back.
To learn more about Human Trafficking and how to take action against this horrible injustice join Campus Ministry and the Justice Interns in the Justice Café this Sunday (3/30) at 8:15 pm in the undercroft of Christ the King Chapel.