In concert with Human Trafficking Awareness Month, onebyoneproject.org has released a video I directed called “Bar Codes.” The central message of the video is that, “People are not for sale.” 29.8 million people are enslaved around the world. Give hope to one.
Screenshots from the new One by One Project (onebyoneproject.org) human trafficking awareness video. #onebyoneproject #endslaverykc
In neighborhoods and schools across the U.S., 300,000 youth nationwide are at risk of being lured into the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC). A history of child sexual abuse and poverty are the two primary risk factors for domestic minor sex trafficking. Between 75 to 90 percent of kids who are commercially exploited have been sexually abused, often by someone they know and trust. Additionally, UNICEF ranks the U.S. second among industrialized nations for children living in poverty.
One survivor shares her story of her father selling her for sex to support his drug addiction. Read her story at The Daily Beast.
Though no direct correlation exists, poverty can influence conditions for trafficking human beings.