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Today Annie Abram and her guest, David Trotter, will discuss sex trafficking in the US. There are "100,000 children in the sex trade in the United States each year. In the US, sex trafficking commonly occurs in online escort services, residential brothels, brothels disguised as massage businesses or spas, and in street prostitution. Victims are frequently lured by false promises of a lucrative job, stability, education, or a loving relationship. In the U.S., victims can be men or women, adults or children, foreign nationals or U.S. citizens. While they share the trait of vulnerability, victims have diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, varied levels of education, and may be documented or undocumented." (http://www.polarisproject.org/human-trafficking/overview)
David Trotter is filmmaker, author, and speaker with a passion to help people take action on important social justice issues in our world. He is the Co-executive Producer and Co-director on two documentaries - MOTHER INDIA: Life Through the Eyes of the Orphan (www.motherindiafilm.com) as well as IN PLAIN SIGHT: Stories of Hope and Freedom (www.inplainsightfilm.com). He is the author of multiple books including the recently released Start Something to End Trafficking. He has been married to Laura for over 20 years, and they live with their two children in Newport Beach, California.
Have you ever watched movies on Lifetime about sex trafficking? What about Dateline NBC or those other news shows where sex trafficking victims tell their stories. Have you ever wondered how to identify victims or what to look for? Well on the next Nite Talks with Sasha we will discuss not sex trafficiked victims but those that are also slaves or indentured servants! We will discuss
Visable Indications of trafficking
Health Characteristics of a trafficked person
How to report suspected trafficking
Vocab that a sex trafficked worker may use
Tune in this Friday, May 8th at 11:30pm est/8:30pm pst as delve deep inside the world of Sex and Human trafficking! Log on www.blogtalkradio.com/nitetalkswithsasha to hear the show LIVE on your PC,Tablet, or Phone. Call in at (215)383-3929 to hear the show LIVE but to also ask questions and voice your opinion on our topic!
Join hosts Alice Lynch and Sumayya Coleman, and Research Commentator Shasme Jackson as they talk to Artika Roller and Charisma Smith about the epidemic of sex trafficking and the impact it has in Black communities and across all communities at the intersection of marginalized identities. We will also examine the lack of community response to the crisis and what we must do to stop the demand.
Be shocked and enlightened about the subject matter concerning the victims and their ordeals that you will share with our guest who is internationally known as the global authority on sex slaves and the international market on human trafficking in the oil cities in the Persian Gulf. Learn more about the nature and concealing of facts in a growing market which is snatching our children in this horrific crime.
Sex traffcking in Atlanta, yes Atlanta is the number 1 city for human sex trafficking. We are a Georgia Non for profit committed to rescue, recovery and education
Join me today for this enlightening edition of FOXOLOGY TODAY! Click to listen or call 646.716.9749. Showtime is 6:30PM EST.
About today's guest:
Dana World-Patterson has devoted nearly twenty-five years to teaching etiquette & image and has served thousands of individuals through her love to see people be better. The past six years has been a deep dive in eradicating human trafficking.
Her journey began as she noticed the rising anger in girls she encountered through her etiquette trainings. After months of observations, she asked a group of 15 girls she was mentoring, 'how many of them had been touched inappropriately?', and to her dismay 14 of the 15 raised their hands. Although saddened and hurt, a very important piece of the puzzle was revealed. The anger was a cry for help.
Amidst growing awareness of human sex trafficking, Dana joined forces as a founding member of the County Human Trafficking Task Force and when it sunset, she then transitioned as Chairperson of the Human Trafficking Task Force of Greater Milwaukee, an affiliate of the City of Milwaukee Commission on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. The HTTFGM is an assembling of like-minded individuals to be the community response to eradicating human trafficking.
Within this time, Dana World-Patterson, also established Foundations for Freedom, Inc., a 501c3, not-for-profit entity, that specializes in eradicating human trafficking through advocacy, education, and awareness; while addressing vulnerabilities and building confidence in women and girls.
For additional information, call the National Hotline at 888.373.7888, or email Dana World-Patterson at: Foundations4Freedominc@gmail.com.
The average victim of sex trafficking is a female child between the ages of eight and eighteen. Tragically most of those victims will die within seven years of first being trafficked. But is that really a problem for us in America? Alisa Jordheim, founding director of Justice Society, offers a resounding and disturbing, "Yes!"
Sex trafficking is only slightly behind the drug problem in the U.S. and is growing at the rate of $9.5 billion annually. There are 293,000 American children currently at risk of becoming victims of commercial sexual exploitation and 100,000 are exploited through ography or prostitution every year. Children who are the most vulnerable are runaways, homeless, in poverty, have limited education, a history of sexual abuse or have a family member involved in the sex trade. But others are not as easy to identify.
What can you personally do about it?
Join Maxine and Jeannie today as Alisa Jordheim, author Made in the USA the Sex Trafficking of America’s Children Outlines the tragedy and offers solutions for preventing abuse in the children you know and love.
The majority of these children being sold for sex are girls between the ages of 7 years and 14. They are girls abducted or lured by traffickers and then routinely raped, beaten into submission, and sometimes even branded. When the girls try to run away, their traffickers torture and or gang rape them.
The ugly truth is that it is less risky and more profitable to sell a girl than crack cocaine or meth. The U.S. government spends 300 times more money each year to fight drug trafficking than it does to fight human trafficking. And the criminal penalties for drug trafficking are generally greater than the ones usually levied against those who traffic in girls. Traffickers, and especially the politely termed “Johns,” are rarely arrested and prosecuted. Which explains the growing demand for vey young girls— at the click of a mouse, a “John” can purchase a girl online on legitimate websites like Backpage.com, with minimal fear of punishment.
Many of these girls who are bought and sold for sex come out of a broken foster care system. “Of the trafficking victims in Alameda County, California, 55 percent were from foster youth group homes. In New York, 85 percent of trafficking victims had prior child welfare involvement. And in Florida, the head of the state’s trafficking task force estimates that 70 percent of victims are foster youth.
” born into the foster care system and trafficked at the age of 10, sold to men all over California, Washington, Oregon and Nevada. She recently shared her own observation at a Congressional briefing on how foster care rendered her vulnerable to being exploited. “In most of my 14 different placements in foster care homes, I was raped, and attached to a check. I understood very early that I could be raped, cared for, and connected to money. It was therefore easy to go from that to a pimp, and at least the pimp told me that he loved me.”
Leah grew up very poor with her brother & sister. Leah would watch her mother endure physical and substance abuse daily.
Leah's mother discovered she was being raped by the neighbor's husband and sent Leah to Arizona to meet her father for the first time. She just didn't seem to fit into her father's new family he had already established with another woman. She was awarded to the state after her father called the police for pulling a knife out on him after he grabbed her violently.
Leah began stripping to maintain a livable lifestyle in Arizona for her three children. It was there that she'd met an amazing guy.
They started dating and it wasn't until he had her isolated during a trip to California that he identified he was a pimp. A violent one!
She made a vow to God pleading for her life as a john was raping her at gunpoint, she cried out, "God if you can just get me out of this, I promise I won't go back into this lifestyle".
And boy he sure got her out of there. He sent her right to jail. It was then that she began walking into her destiny, by using her story to help other women from falling into the same trap she did. Leah thought she'd never see freedom or have a normal life. But God had other plans.
Leah has now written a book called, Game Over: The Story Behind a Sex Trafficking Victim, being released May 13th, 2015.
Listen to "Joey", a security guard who worked nights in Atlantic City, NJ in the late 1980's, speak about the sex trafficking victims he saw who were not only paying off the cops - but the cops were the pimps! Hear about the "conflict of interest" with these victims calling the National Trafficking Hotline that's connected with law enforcement - when law enforcement is part of her trafficking network she's trying to get away from. This man saw pay-offs, rip-offs, and everything that happens in the late evening hours of this major city. Joey explains how his hands were tied - knowing that if he tried to report what he saw that he might wind up being framed himself by these cops. How do you go to Internal Affairs when even Serpico had to finally leave the country because of his fight to try and clean up just the 63rd Precinct of NY? But these women can't go to Switzerland - they have nowhere to go - not even the shelters that the police know about when your pimp is the police. This interviews explains why our hotline at www.sexworkersanonymous.net is so vital for these victims. If you're trying to get away from a trafficking ring with law enforcement is involved - we can help.
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