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A Measure Of Truth 34

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On this weeks show, we talk with Cassandra Clifford, Founder of Bridge To Freedom. This Monday, January 11th, is National Global Human Trafficking Awareness Day (NGHTAD), as set forth by a resolution passed by the US Senate on June 22, 2007, forever marking January 11th as a day of awareness and vigilance for the countless victims of Human Trafficking across the globe. Last years story of 5 year old Shaniya Davis who's mother allegedly sold her into prostitution and was later found dead leaves us to ask some very disturbing questions. "So how and why does human trafficking happen without bounds? First you want to ask, as we all do, “How can a mother sell her child…sell her for sex?”, and while the desperation of addiction and poverty have a role to play, the other question we fail to ask is “who could buy a 5 year-old…who could buy another person?” The heartening reality is that it is the second largest black-market industry in the world, just behind arms and capping that of the drug market, and it is fueled by demand. The market for sex young children exists, in fact it thrives, even in rural American towns." -Cassandra Clifford, Foreign Policy Blogs Network

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