Human trafficking is real, it does happen and it has become a billion dollar illegal business. There is an estimated 24.9 million victims worldwide at any given time! It is a horrific crime and human rights abuse, and a crime of exploitation – traffickers profit by forcing their victims to perform labor, and/or engage in commercial sex in every region in the United States and around the world. These human traffickers prey on adults and children of all ages, backgrounds, and nationalities for profit.
Nov 21, 2016
Tim Ballard, Founder & CEO of Operation Underground Railroad is here to talk with Googlers about the recently released film entitled “The Abolotionists” produced by Gerald Molen (Schindler’s List, Jurassic Park) which covers Tim and his team’s mission to eradicate child sex trafficking. Tim was former CIA and HSI and left to start this non-profit which has now rescued 549 victims and assisted in the arrest of 243 traffickers around the world. He’ll talk to us about that mission, what Google can do to help, and how we can help these children have a new shot at life.
Video: “Tim Ballard: “Operation Underground Railroad” | Talks at Google” (48:51)
by Jade Aubuchon, February 5, 2020, hometownstation.com
Over 500 people were arrested last week as part of an operation to combat human trafficking in Los Angeles County, officials said Wednesday.
At the close of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Sheriff Alex Villanueva of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced the results of the sixth annual Operation Reclaim and Rebuild enforcement operation. →
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“Children are being targeted and sold for sex in America every day.” — John Ryan, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
There can only be one winner emerging from this year’s Super Bowl LIV showdown between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs, but the biggest losers will be the hundreds of young girls and boys — some as young as 9 years old — who will be bought and sold for sex during the course of the big game.
It’s common to refer to this evil practice, which has become the fastest growing business in organized crime and the second most-lucrative commodity traded illegally after drugs and guns as child sex trafficking, but what we’re really talking about is rape.
Adults purchase children for sex at least 2.5 million times a year in the United States. →
(True Activist) Anuradha Koirala, a teacher in Kathmandu, Nepal in the last 20 years always wanted to help and serve her people. One of her greatest inspirations is Mother Teresa, and after having the career of teaching for the last two decades, she decided to make a switch and started to work in protecting women and girls from abuse, trafficking and exploitation. →
Children are being targeted and sold for sex in America every day.”—John Ryan, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Children, young girls – some as young as 9 years old – are being bought and sold for sex in America. The average age for a young woman being sold for sex is now 13 years old.
This is America’s dirty little secret.
One of the largest egg producers in the country was caught using immigrant children as slave labor after they were “lost” by US officials. The post One of America’s Largest Egg Producers Caught Using Child Slaves—Given to Them by US Gov’t appeared first on The Free Thought Project…..Read more
A former child trafficking victim is speaking out and backed up by evidence exposing a massive multistate criminal operation tied to politicians, heads of state and the mafia. It is no longer a secret that throughout all levels of the Hollywood establishment there is rampant sexual abuse. However, this massive ousting of pedophiles and sex…Read more
By Brooks Hays – Updated Nov. 24, 2017
Nov. 24 (UPI) — Some 500 victims, including 236 minors, have been rescued in a human-trafficking bust led by Interpol in Africa.
The mission was carried out over five days simultaneously in Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal. Police arrested 40 suspected traffickers.
“In addition to arrests, this operation has opened a number of ongoing investigations to further disrupt the crime networks involved in trafficking in human beings, emphasizing the effectiveness of such operations via [Interpol’s] international network,” Yoro Traore, police inspector with the Interpol National Central Bureau in Bamako, Mali, said in a news release.
The mission was dubbed Operation Epervier and was organized under the Sahel Project, an initiative investigating organized crime in the Sahel region of northwest Africa. The German Foreign Office funded the initiative.
Traffickers arrested during this month’s operation are accused of forcing humans into labor. Some victims were forced to beg on the streets, while others were forced into prostitution.
One 15-year-old female was intercepted by police before traffickers could sell her into forced labor. The teenager was found with just a trash bag full of her possessions.
Another 16-year-old female was promised paid work to support her family, but was forced into prostitution.
“The results of this operation underline the challenge faced by law enforcement and all stakeholders in addressing human trafficking in the Sahel region,” said Innocentia Apovo, criminal intelligence officer with Interpol’s Trafficking in Human Beings Unit.
European and African authorities have been working to ramp up coordinate investigations of human trafficking and other forms of organized crime.
Early this month, France called on the U.N. Security Council to hold an emergency meeting to address allegations of slave markets operating in Libya.
The advocacy group Human Rights First estimates that there are 24.9 million victims trapped in the modern slave trade. The majority of these victims are forced into labor or the sex trade.