Jun 18, 2011

Did you know that...

12.3 million people are enslaved today worldwide
In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation eradicating slavery, yet more than one million people are enslaved in the U.S. today.
Two million children are bought and sold in the global commercial sex trade
The average age of entry into commercial sex slavery in the United States is 13 years old
The global sex slavery market generates $32 billion in profits each year
Every 10 minutes, a woman or child is trafficked into the United States for forced labor
Most “johns” are quite ordinary: 70-90% are married, and most are employed with no criminal record
76% of transactions for sex with underage girls are conducted via the internet
The U.S. government spends 300 times more money per year to fight drug trafficking than it does to fight human trafficking
Approximately 55% of girls living on the streets in the United States engage in commercial sex slavery. Girls from middle and upper class neighborhoods are also at risk

via www.demiandashton.org

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