Human Trafficking Awareness


  Slavery. Most people believe that it ended for America in 1863 at the end of the Civil War, but, unfortunate as it is, this is not the case. Slavery is still a threat to America, but it isn’t the kind you would first believe. The slavery is not of labor, but of forced actions that no girl, boy, man, or woman should ever commit to unless it is their personal choice.

  Out of trafficking victims, 98% are female and 2% are male. Fourteen is the average age of trafficking victims, though girls as young as five-years-old are known to be trafficked. Girls are sold into brothels for less than one hundred dollars. Can you even imagine? Your life worth being limited to an amount as small as less than a hundred dollars? Even in 1860, slaves were sold for $800 on average, and that’s without the transfer of their version of money to ours today, which would equate that amount to something much higher.

  Some of you may be thinking, “well, that’s not how it is in America”, but sadly, you’re wrong. Though our amazing country may be better than most, 14,500-17,500 people are still trafficked into the U.S. each year. This is unacceptable, and we need to put it to an end.

  27 million people are enslaved today worldwide. But you can help change that. There are many charities that are working to end human trafficking. Even just five dollars can make a tremendous difference in a girl’s life. Hope starts here, so make a difference. We can end human trafficking if we all work together!