The International Labor Organization, an arm of the United Nations, estimated the profits associated with sexual exploitation/trafficking reaching $150 Billion. This makes human trafficking the third largest criminal enterprise in the world, with only drug trade and counterfeiting ranking above it.

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Lives Impacted

Salvation Foundation has set a goal to impact 500+ lives upon it’s first year. 

The primary mission of the Salvation Foundation is to aid in the awareness, prevention, rescue and rehabilitation of sex trafficking victims and survivors.

Statistics

There are countless reasons why awareness is so important. Here are a few:

Don’t Look Away

A common misconception about human trafficking is that it does not happen in the United States. This is false, as the United States is ranked as one of the worst countries in the world for human trafficking. It is estimated that 199,000 incidents occur within the United States every year.

Traffickers typically target women, and children who are vulnerable, have little to no social safety net or who are without strong family relationships. It can happen to people of any age, race, gender or nationality. Violence, manipulation, or false promises of a well-paying job are often used to lure victims into trafficking situations.

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

-Edmund Burke

Statistics

There are countless reasons why awareness is so important. Here are a few:

$150 Billion is generated every year through human trafficking

Only $124 Million is spent every year fighting human trafficking

Hiding in Plain Sight

According to the U.S. State Department’s Trafficking in Persons Report, “Traditionally, traffickers have subjected women and girls to sex trafficking in brothels, bars, and massage parlors; however, in an attempt to better conceal their crimes, some traffickers have changed tactics and now exploit victims in hotel rooms and private apartments, making them harder for law enforcement to detect.”

She Has a Voice

“I was trafficked at the age of 4 by my babysitter and her husband.”

“A teacher would have been the most helpful to either give me the number of a helpline or call for me.”

“For a long time, I did not realize that I was trafficked, I thought that because he gave me a choice to stay or go and I chose to stay, that it made it my fault and my responsibility.”

“They sold me over and over again. Day and night. The other kids and I were dehumanized and were were told that we were only there to make them money.

“I was sold by a trafficker because he said it would help take care of my younger siblings because my mom was not able to take care of us.”

“I was tortured and beaten up almost everyday. They killed other children that misbehaved and made all of the other kids watch. I was only 7 years old.”

Your Support Matters

Your call-to-action is to become a part of the solution to abolish sex trafficking. It is a crime against humanity. Please support the efforts of Salvation Foundation in the prevention, rescue and rehabilitation of sex trafficking victims and survivors. We can put an end to this together!

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