The statistics are staggering. Human Trafficking globally is estimated to make over $32 billion a year. It is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world and is second only to drug trafficking. 80% of the victims are women and young girls. The average age for entry into prostitution or sexual exploitation is 12 years old. 50% of human trafficking victims are minors. 42% of those recruiting victims are women.
It is estimated that 2 children are sold every minute.
Proverbs 31:20 “she opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.” (NIV)
These women and children are in desperate need. Human Trafficking is not just happening in far away countries. It is happening in this country. It is happening in your city. This issue is so little-known. Most do not realize that this is happening even right down their street.
We need to take a stand to to extend our hands to those who are in need. To think that for every minute 2 children are sold.
What is life that a price can be put on it? And yet, it is happening now.
The average slave is sold for $90. A life is sold for $90.
Will you stand and reach out to help them?