Filed under IYSA-state
The United States Senate designated January 11 as National Human Trafficking Awareness Day in 2007. Men, women, and children are sold into a $150 billion annual market for sex and labor. This is happening globally, nationally and locally; in hotels, restaurants, and on street corners. Slavery is wrapped up in almost every industry’s supply chain, tainting the food we eat, the clothes we buy, and the electronics we love. Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery and involves the movement of people by means of violence, deception or coercion for the purpose of forced labor, servitude, or slavery-like practices. It is a market-based economy that exists on principles of supply and demand. It thrives due to conditions, which allow for high profits to be generated at low risk. ITVAP Service Partners have served over 700 trafficked, sexually exploited, and high-risk youth from October 2015 to December 2018.