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Apr 8, 2010 9:43 AM

Running Fundraiser for Human Trafficking Awareness

Does anyone know of any Running Fundraisers that have been done stateside for Human Trafficking Awareness? I know there are runs for MS, Breast Cancer, etc. but I have found very few bringing any awareness to local communities on Human Trafficking or "running to free" these who are victims!

 

  • 27 million people are considered slaves in today’s modern society.

 

  • There is smuggling of people happening each year, worldwide, and it has now reached 800,000 victims.

 

  • Women and children are still the favored target of human trafficking each year. They comprise 80% of the total number of people being trafficked.

 

  • 161 countries out of 192 (according to the United Nations) are involved with human trafficking.

 

  • And while in bondage, there is approximatelty 30% of victims who will have an actual encounter with a health care professional but they will not have the chance to expose themselves.

 

  • Children comprise half or fifty percent (50%) of human trafficking target. And they become victims as early as 12 to 14 years old and they are most likely to get exposed to sexual exploitation.

 

  • Human trafficking, as an organized crime, is approximated to generate 32 billion revenue each year.

 

  • The industrialized countries are the main source of slaves or labor servants approximated at 15.5 million victims.

 

  • Individuals under the age 18, make up half of the total number of humans being trafficked.

 

Let's take a stand and fight this multi-billion dollar industry that is ruining the lives of those it harms.

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