THE STATISTICS ARE ALARMING
Human slavery is a well-hidden but pervasive modern-day horror that is occurring globally. It is estimated to be a $32 billion dollar industry. The UN has calculated that across the world 27 million people are in bondage to sex slavery, 80% of which are women are girls and that 1 million children are being exploited by the global commercial sex trade, every year. Over 20,000 women and children are trafficked across the southern border of the United States each year where they will be held captive and endure years of daily rape and beatings. The average age of a girl sold or kidnapped into slavery is 12-14 but there are reports of children as young as age 6 being put out for hire. The average life expectancy of a child after being trafficked is just seven years. Girls enslaved in trafficking face 51 times greater risk of homicide than the general population, making prostitution the deadliest ‘job’ for women. The average girl enslaved in the sex industry is forced into sex 20 to 48 times each day, making ‘return on the investment’ extremely high.
“You can only sell a kilo of marijuana once. But you can sell a woman multiple times, even as many as 60 times per day. In five years, a woman can make as much as a million dollars for her pimp.”
Humberto Padgett, Journalist