Human Trafficking - The Problem
Human trafficking is the illegal trade of human beings, mainly for the purposes of forced labor and sex trafficking. As the world's fastest growing criminal industry, it affects every nation across the globe. Every 30 seconds, someone becomes a victim of modern-day slavery.
There are more slaves in the world today than at any other point in human history, with an estimated 27 million in bondage across the globe. Men, women, and children are being exploited for manual and sexual labor against their will.
We have had more convictions of human trafficking in South Dakota than in any other state.
When asked, 89% of women and girls used in prostitution (“sex trafficking”) wanted to get out but didn’t know where to turn for help.
Call to Freedom estimates that we lose up to 50% of survivors. Either they go back to the industry (streets), end up in jail or prison or disappear because of lack of specific inpatient care for survivors long-term.
in bondage across the globe
Call to Freedom is working with more victims of sex trafficking than ever before. As awareness increases so does the identification of victims.
The Average Age of a Trafficking Victim is
12 yrs old