Presentation on theme: "Not For Sale: How to Stop Sex Trafficking Created By: Jewell-Lea Gammill Logan Edens Michael Potter Sarina Pearman."— Presentation transcript:
Not For Sale: How to Stop Sex Trafficking Created By: Jewell-Lea Gammill Logan Edens Michael Potter Sarina Pearman
Sex Trafficking “Sex trafficking within the U.S. is legally defined as commercial sex acts induced by force, fraud, or coercion or commercial sex acts in which the individual induced to perform commercial sex has not attained 18 years of age.” http://www.polarisproject.org/resources/resources-by-topic/sex-trafficking
Who is affected and where this happens: Globally, “there are approximately 20-30 million people in slavery. 80% of slaves trafficked are done so for the purpose of Sex trafficking,” Between 14,500 and 17,500 people are trafficked into the U.S. each year. This happens all over the world, but here in the United States, Texas has the highest amount of calls placed to The National Human Trafficking Hotline. California has three of the nation’s highest child sex trafficking areas, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. The average age a teen enters the sex trade in the U.S. is 12 to 14-year-old. Many victims are runaway girls who were sexually abused as children. http://www.dosomething.org/tipsandtools/11-facts-about-human-trafficking
Cause and Effects Sex Trafficking reportedly earns 32 Billion dollars globally. Many “slaves” are kept under the influence of drugs to keep them compliant. They are often beaten for not meeting their expected amounts of service. This attributes to the amount of crime that is in a society and to increased training and awareness by local law enforcement.
Statistics 4.2% of the world’s slaves are trafficked sex slaves Sex slaves generate 39.1% of slaveholders’ profit Human sex trafficking in the United States is a $9.8 billion dollar industry About 300,000 children are considered at risk for human trafficking every year
Statistics According to the U.S. Department of Justice, human trafficking has become the second fastest growing criminal industry — just behind drug trafficking — with children accounting for roughly half of all victims. The FBI has identified the Washington, DC area as one of the 14 major sex trafficking centers in the U.S. 100,000 American children are exploited through the commercial sex industry each year. The average age a child is first exploited is 13 years old.
Problem and Solution Problem: our mothers, sisters and children are being enslaved and forced to commit sexual acts against their will and for the profit of slaveholders Solution: awareness campaigns and better safeguards
How to Stay Safe Online Always keep your guard up and take the time to get to know another member before you make plans to meet them. It is much safer if you ask him to visit you rather than you going to an unknown city or country. If someone is offering you illegal jobs in their country or making other tall promises to you, don’t take the bait and report the member to the dating site’s administrators instead. The USA has a public sex offender’s database where you can type in the name of the person you’re chatting with online to check if they have any history of sex offences. Check up the database before you think of visiting your online boyfriend and if the results are positive for sex crimes, you should probably cancel your plans and stop chatting with the person.
Conclusion This is a problem that we can no longer ignore. This is not a problem that only affects other nations and cultures; this is a worldwide problem with no exceptions. The fast paced growth of this industry means that the odds of someone you know being abducted and enslaved is going up each and every year. Sex trafficking is ultimately a problem of supply and demand. The demand for pornography and sex is seemingly insatiable; this great demand has created an industry who creates supply through illicit means (kidnapping, abduction, extortion, slavery). We need to educate everyone on the evils of sex trafficking and how widespread the problem is, so that we can be voices for the voiceless and defenders of the defenseless. We are all responsible for putting a stop to sex trafficking.