Host Shannon Fisher moderated a panel of experts including prosecutors, law enforcement officers, legislators who have worked to enact laws to combat human trafficking, victim’s rights advocates and survivors of the sex trade – all of whom share stories about the horrors they have witnessed and experienced. This broadcast, a partnership between the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network LLC. and UniteWomen.org, shines a light on this topic that is usually kept in the shadows.
Few are aware that there is a growing human trafficking problem right here in the United States. The average of the girls being sold in the sex trade in America is 12 – and who they are might surprise you! Children are being bought and sold in our own neighborhoods, often by our trusted neighbors. Human trafficking is rapidly becoming our nation’s most profitable underground industry. This $32 billion “industry” enslaves more than 300,000 underage girls (and boys) each year in America, selling them into forced prostitution. Drugs, weapons and other contraband are sold once, for a one time profit. Humans can be sold again and again for their bodies to be used and abused – both for sex and for labor.
There is an epidemic of modern-day slavery happening right under our noses, and most people in America are completely unaware of its existence! Our experts share the common indicators of predators and tips on how to identify the signs of human trafficking.
Women's rights leader, Shannon Fisher, hosts the weekly show, The Authentic Woman, on the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network, which ownes this podcast.
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