“57.7% of Juvenile Prostitution arrests are Black Children”
It is amazing how many people are not aware of the fact that human trafficking is a $32 billion-a-year industry and is on the rise in all 50 states with 4.5 Million of trafficked persons are sexually exploited. Up to 300,000 Americans under 18 are lured into the commercial sex trade every year. The International Labor Organization estimates that of the 20.9 million people who are trafficked in the world (for all types of work) 5.5 million are children.
Human trafficking is a global, multi-billion-dollar enterprise, where black children are at a higher risk. Every year, millions of black children fall victim to traffickers for the purpose of exploitation. This includes prostitution, forced labor, domestic servitude. A crime that shames us all, human trafficking robs black children of their dignity, dreams and basic human rights.
The United Nations passed a resolution in 2013 ,designating July 30 as World Day Against Trafficking in Persons to raise awareness about the growing issue of human trafficking and the protection of victims and their rights.
In the United states of America,Foster children are vulnerable to being victims by child trafficking, and 60% of child sex trafficking victims have a history in the child welfare system. Children in the foster care system often live in of the poorest communities in America.
BE A VOICE OF THE MISSING
One would think families are educating their children, of these atrocities happening all over the world. Everyone, especially children, should be taught to be observant of their surroundings, and not to trust everyone they meet via various meduim.