We Can Bring an End to Human Trafficking
- Elam Appointed to the International Survivors of Trafficking Advisory Council (ISTAC)
- PRESS RELEASE - Task Force Receives Sizable Donations
- Jerome Elam: The Story of a Child Abused and Trafficked
- #Unscripted with @ShelleyZalis featuring Jerome Elam
- Human Trafficking Survivor Urges Victims to Speak Up, Raise Awareness
- Ananke Presents: Navigating the Dark Web of COVID-19 with Jerome Elam
- The Most Disturbing Stories About Modern Sex Slavery
- Increase in Child Exploitation May Lead to More Trafficking
- FEATURED ADVOCATE: Michael Reagan; Child Abuse Victims
- The Essence of Evil: Sex with Children Has Become Big Business in America
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those who watch them without doing anything” – Albert Einstein
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Numbers Say It All
The United Nations describes human trafficking as “recruiting, harboring, transporting, providing, or obtaining a person for compelled labor or commercial sex acts through the use of force, fraud, or coercion.” Here are just some of the staggering numbers that drive alongside human trafficking:
The Average Age of a Victim of Child Sex Trafficking
$150,000 to $200,000
Amount a Pimp Makes per Child (Average Pimp Solicits 4 to 6 Victims at a Time)
Total Market Value of Illicit Human Trafficking
The number of children who may be at risk of being prostituted in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
1 in 7
The number of endangered runaways, reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, who were likely sex trafficking victims.
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Hidden America: Chilling New Look at Sex Trafficking in the US
The Unseen Victims: Males
Historically, women have been identified as the overwhelming majority of victims of human trafficking but recent studies have shown male victims of trafficking have been severely overlooked. In a 2008 study by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, of those who were sexually exploited in New York, fifty percent of victims were found to be boys from the United States, being trafficked domestically. Until now anti-trafficking organizations have been focused on female victims but that tide is now starting to turn. Male victims have become the invisible population.
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Raising Awareness is so Critical for Any Human Trafficking Survivor The son of a teen mother who married a man who turned out to be a pedophile, Jerome Elam remembers when, as a 5-year-old, his stepfather made him the “property” of a pedophile ring. “My first time...
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