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Its all around us whether we want to believe it or not, human trafficking, child exploitation, children sold as sex slaves. What are the signs? Has it been in front of your face the whole time but you have failed to notice it? Is a home in your neighborhood one that houses these victims? What can you do as a concerned citizen? Are people you communicate with on a daily basis indeed pimps or Johns? What are the warning signs? Can you make a difference
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
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.
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.
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Dr. Aker-Black has been instrumental in bringing to surface some of the topics that we do NOT want to talk about. With a Ph.D. in Phychology, Dr. Aker-Black brings to the table a well-rounded point-of-view to topics that we SHOULD take note on. Today, Dr. Aker-Black will educate us about Human Trafficking. If you do not know, human trafficking is NOT problems of a third world country, in American there are hundreds of thousands of cases per year and you will be surprised where the largest cases are.
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Laurin Crosson, Founder & Director of Rockstarr Ministries says “My story is graphic, and yet sharing it has become healing for me and those who are in a hopeless place. Individuals find a balm of hope and spark of courage for their own lives. Others feel called to join me in my quest to serve those who need to be reconnected with their personhood and belief that their lives can be so much more. I am not ashamed to share the details of the lowest points in my life and the struggles I faced, nor the methods I employed to survive. They have brought me to a place of understanding the desperate place that others find themselves in. Survival was the name of the game. I am not ashamed because I found a silver thread of belief that my life could and would be different and held onto it until I found the evidence to back up that hope. Individuals who are living and working in the life have trusted me and borrowed that thread of hope until they found their own courage and I have assisted stars, strippers, and prostitutes.
Over the last several years, awareness of sex trafficking has continued to increase and its insidious prevalence has been documented to be widespread throughout the world. The women, children, and men taken into this trade are often lured or tricked into servitude through lies, deceit, manipulation, abuse, and very typically against their will. Such actions leave victims devoid of self-esteem or self-worth, yearning for a sense of purpose and justice in their circumstances. It is here that the ministry of Jesus Christ, unlike anything else, can bridge the gap between what is and what may be. Through the compassion and lessons taught by Jesus, every victim can find hope, courage, and the strength to recognize their destiny as a child of God.
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.”
Welcome back to the Human Trafficking Informational Series!
Recorded by two University at Albany students, this three part series will how to recognize and respond to human trafficking. In the second session we will talk about how to identify human trafficking survivors. We will also give some practicle tips on how to engage in conversations with trafficking survivors.
National Human Trafficking Resource Center
For Survivor by Survivor Hotline
UNICEF (2004). Let’s talk: Developing effective communication with child victims of abuse and human trafficking. Pristina, Kosovo: UNMIK. Retrieved from http://www.childtrafficking.com/Docs/unicef_2004_handbook_lets_talk_a5_eng.pdf
Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute. (2014). Utilizing trauma-informed approaches to trafficking-related work. Retrieved from http://www.traumacenter.org/clients/projectreach/H-O%20Trauma-Informed%20Case%20Study_final.pdf
Human trafficking is a modern form of slavery. It involves controlling a person through force, fraud, or coercion to exploit the victim for forced labor, sexual exploitation, or both. 122 products have been identified to have forced/child labor and the beauty industry is no exception. Every 30 seconds another person becomes a victim of human trafficking. 1 in 3 victims of human trafficking is a child.
Survivor Amber Lopez,shares her life altering abduction at age 11 into sex slavery. Amber's sister, Lisa Anne Bowles shares the profound effects this has had on their family and anti-human trafficking specialist Aashika Damodar helps us identify and report aspects of human trafficking in the beauty industry.
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