Can human trafficking at the Super Bowl 50 be prevented? More tourism equals more trafficking. Officials are working together–federal, state, and local law enforcement–to raise awareness….
The International Labor Organization suggests that trafficking is big business worldwide, and is a $150 billion industry. This article explains that it is estimated that most, perhaps 40 percent, of trafficking along the West Coast of the U.S. comes through the Bay Area ports and airports. It tells the story of Emelen who came to America because she was promised a waitress job, only to be held for months in a warehouse with 21 other sex slaves. She was afraid to escape because her captors threatened her family. A shadow network shuttling women, men, girls, boys, even babies — sex and labor trafficking dehumanizes and preys upon the most vulnerable. To read the entire article, click on the link below.
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