The following passages in the Bible were referenced in some way in the prayer for this topic.
Countries on Tier 3 of Trafficking In Persons 2012 report: Algeria, Central African Republic, DR Congo, Cuba, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Iran, N. Korea, Kuwait, Libya, Madagascar, Papua New Guinea, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen, and Zimbabwe (up four countries from 2010)
— “Trafficking in Persons Report 2012.” state.gov. June 2012. Web. pdf. 4 Mar. 2014.
“There are an estimated 27 million adults and 13 million children around the world who are victims of human trafficking.”
“Approximately 75-80% of human trafficking is for sex.”
“Approximately 30,000 victims of sex trafficking die each year.”
“Eighty percent of those sold into sexual slavery are under 24, and some are a young as six years old.”
Conditioning victims include “starvation, rape, gang rape, physical abuse, beating, confinement, threats of violence toward the victim and victim’s family, forced drug use, and shame.”
“The FBI estimates that over 100,000 children and young women are trafficked in American today. They range in age from 9 to 19, with the average being age 11.”
— “55 Little Known Facts About Human Trafficking.” facts.randomhistory.com. 02 Jan. 2011. Web. 29 Nov. 2011.
“Trafficking ranks second, after drug smuggling and tying with arms dealing, in organized crime activities.”
— “A Serious Problem—Around the Globe and in the USA.” castla.org. n.d. Web. 22 Nov. 2011.
Porn studios produce 11,000 films a year in the U.S. and bring in over $10 billion (23).
Because of China’s population control practices, 111 million men cannot obtain a Chinese wife. Slave traders are supplying this need through trafficking from other countries (25).
— Miller, Darrow L. with Stan Guthrie. Nurturing the Nations. Colorado Springs: Paternoster. 2007.
More slaves exist today than in 400 years of the transatlantic slave trade (Loc 6).
The International Labor Office estimates that the slave trade brings in $32 billion yearly (Loc 4).
Some firms will lose customers to other firms if clients are not offered paid sex (Loc 62).
Businesses use paid sex as benefit of commercial deals (Loc 62).
In Cambodia almost 35% of Vietnamese families sell a daughter into the sex trade (Loc 56).
India, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Pakistan contain at least 15 million bonded slaves (Loc 11).
Programs that merely free sex slaves but do not help them with training a job are usually not successful (Loc 35).
— Batstone, David. Not for Sale. HarperCollins. 2008. Kindle edition. Model D00901.
Dubai is “the fastest-growing destination for sex traffickers (174).
— Skinner, E. Benjamin. A Crime So Monstrous. New York: Free Press. 2008.
The average sex slave is forced to have sex up to 20 times a day (Loc 2685).
— Chestnut, Pamala. More Than Rice: A Journey through the Underworld of Human Trafficking. Yorkshire. 2010. Kindle edition. Model D00901.
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The number in modern-day slavery is continuing to rise. Prayer is one of the most important activities we can do.
"North Dakota’s male-dominated oil fields have created huge demand for sex workers. This demand has led to a human trafficking epidemic that the state can’t remedy on its own."
Powerful story from Hawaii. "The issue of child trafficking is a community responsibility and until that community becomes outraged the problem will continue unchecked."
A stellar, must-read article. "Prostitution is a form of male violence against women. The exploiter/buyers need to be punished, and the victim/prostitutes need to be helped."
Important read for anyone who has watched any of the Taken movie series
"...bride trafficking has been a large market in the rural areas of China, close to the North Korean border. Demand for brides in the more rural regions of China has surged with the male-female gap, a legacy of the 'one-child policy'.”
“the ability to send a silent text message could mean the difference between escape and continued exploitation.” The Polaris Project is using technology to alert, advice, and aid those caught in slavery.
Research and Resource rich
"Baby Factories" then sell infants
I have not seen this yet, but I have been trying to get a copy out here to DR Congo.
Based on true facts (and all my research agrees with what was portrayed). If you listen carefully, you'll learn a lot of details in the movie that are important to know about trafficking young girls. The CNN clip is EXCELLENT. Discretion is advised for young teens, certainly not for younger than teens.
I am not personally involved in all the ministries and organizations listed below. I am merely listing known possibilities within a limited framework of credentials. Please do your own research.
"Beautiful Dream Society is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to fighting exploitation, instilling value, and empowering vulnerable people worldwide by providing love, protection, and education through partnership with the church and community."
"FORTIFY was specifically designed to help young people facing an addiction to pornography reach long lasting freedom."
"Bringing HOPE, EMPOWERING women, RESTORING all that has been lost."
"Much has been said about the pimps and child victims. The buyers are ignored. Without them, this crime ends. This site exposes buyers and tracks what is being done in every state to demand justice." This site has many resources.
"Dirty Girls Ministries (DGM) exists to provide women with help, hope and healing from pornography and sexual addiction."
"We all have a role in ending slavery. At End Slavery Now, we help you find yours."
"Our Mission: to achieve legal and systemic change that addresses violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world."
"Fight the New Drug exists to provide individuals the opportunity to make an informed decision regarding pornography by raising awareness on its harmful effects using science, facts, and personal accounts."
An amazing world map that lists 1025 organizations working with Modern-Day Slavery!
"Hoʻōla Nā Pua is committed to providing a nurturing home that meets the unique needs of underage female sex trafficking victims through the utilization of individualized, comprehensive, and restorative therapies."
"... a Christian mission agency committed to prevent and combat human trafficking and all forms of modern–day oppression by educating and mobilizing The Body of Christ."
"Successful Sex Addiction Counseling since 1983"
"The leading national organization opposing pornography and indecency through public education and the application of the law." LOTS of resources!
"Rescue Foundation is involved in multifarious activities for rescuing, rehabilitating, reintegrating and repatriating the unfortunate, underprivileged girls and children from hell to human society."
This is an beautiful, powerful ministry in the way it needs to be. "We’re on a mission to share the hope of Jesus with every woman in the sex industry."
"If porn, romance or sexual obsession is hurting you or those you love, we can help."
"Shared Hope International strives to prevent the conditions that foster sex trafficking, restore victims of sex slavery, and bring justice to vulnerable women and children."
Shared Hope International strives to prevent the conditions that foster sex trafficking, restore victims of sex slavery, and bring justice to vulnerable women and children.
A key player in fighting trafficking + lots of resources
Good overall brief summary of modern slavery with further links: Organ Trade ["The industry has grown so large that you can now purchase organs online.] Forced Marriages, Commercial Sex and Labor ["For every 1 victim of sex trafficking, there are 9 victims of labor trafficking"]
Need help? "The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) is a national anti-trafficking hotline and resource center serving victims and survivors of human trafficking and the anti-trafficking community in the United States. The toll-free hotline is available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year in more than 200 languages."
"The Walk Free™ Foundation’s mission is to end modern slavery in our generation by mobilising a global activist movement, generating the highest quality research, enlisting business and working with government to drive change in those countries and industries bearing the greatest responsibility for slavery today."