Photo Credit: Ira Gelb

If you have ever seen the movie Taken, congratulations – you already know more about human trafficking, specifically sex trafficking, than most people do. While many people would like to think that slavery is no longer an issue, that simply isn’t the case. Human trafficking has become to be known as modern day slavery, in that they both violate basic human rights. Many people choose to believe that sex trafficking only exists in still-developing countries when the fact of the matter is, there are more trafficking victims in industrialized countries than in still-developing ones. As a result, very little is actually being done to try to put a stop to human trafficking. Instead, we have allowed sex trafficking to become the third-largest and fastest-growing industries in the crime realm, behind only drugs and arms trafficking.

Sex trafficking is an industry that affects us all because anyone can be taken at any time, anywhere. 12.3 million men, women, and children are trafficked for commercial sex or forced labor around the world today. Who’s to say that you can’t be next?

If you’d like to read more shocking statistics regarding human trafficking, read on, my friends.

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