HUMAN TRAFFICKING DEFINED: The recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation. Exploitation shall include, at a minimum, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labor or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of organs.
SEX TRAFFICKING DEFINED: The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act.
COMMERCIAL SEX EXPLOITATION DEFINED: Sexual exploitation entirely, or at least primarily, for financial or other economic interests. The economic interests involved may be monetary or non-monetary (i.e. food, shelter, drugs) but in every case, involve the maximum benefits to the exploiter and an abrogation of basic rights, dignity, autonomy, physical and mental well-being of the persons involved. Distinct yet inter-related elements make up a continuum of abuse in CSE. These include stripping, live-sex shows, pornography, prostitution, and trafficking for these purposes.
Each year, more than 1 Million children are exploited in the Global Commercial Sex Trade
2300 People are reported missing in the U.S. every day
Estimates suggest 200,000 to 300,000 children are at-risk of exploitation every year.
The average age at which girls first become victims of prostitution is 12-14; and for boys 11 - 13
The largest group of consumers of online pornography is 12 - 17 years old.
4 children die every day of child abuse.
JOIN US IN OUR FIGHT TO STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING, CHILD PREDATION & EXPLOITATION
We need your help..........
Fran Funderburg, Executive Director - Ruby Slippers Volunteer Partnership
P.O. Box 1863 - Clayton, NC 27528 - 919-427-2047 - email:email@example.com