World Online Vigil for Human Sex Trafficking victims, survivors & their families
World ONLINE Vigil for Healing Humanity #4
HUMAN SEX TRAFFICKING
Lifting up victims, survivors and their families
aired September 7, 2012 on Google+ and Youtube
Presented by Project For Healing Humanity
International sex trafficking statistics
- 20.9 million Victims of trafficking worldwide
- 1.5 million in the U.S.
- Second largest industry globally as a $32 billion-a-year industry
- Average age of sex trafficking victims is 11 to 14
- Average LIFE span of a victim is 3 to 7 years!
- The largest group of at-risk children are runaway, thrown away, or homeless
Project For Healing Humanity’s World Online Vigil #4 is to acknowledge the impact of, and lift up the current victims, rescued survivors, and families affected by human sex trafficking globally.
Human trafficking victims are male and female with no race, nationality or religion exempt from its clutches. Generally speaking, victims can range from under four to twenty five or more years old. Victims are much too often seen as prostitutes and willing participators, when in actuality if they are under 18 they are ALL victims being used by the trade. Those over 18 were almost always brought in as children and controlled by fear, drugs, physical abuse, rape, alienation, mind control, theft of identity and documentation and even transported internationally so don’t know the language and surroundings.
They are sold and rented through all sources, especially online and on virtually every social network, search and social video site. Once rescued there are too few qualified rehabilitation homes to bring them to. It is time for us to gather internationally to lift victims and survivors up. To begin their healing they must know that we partner with them as brothers and sisters. And that will not happen until we gather and commit to change.
Host; Fernanda Mejia, founder Project For Healing Humanity
Lori Reyes, Therapist www.facebook.com/loriannereyes