Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Here is an issue that should mean alot more to us than it does.
FACTS FOR YOUR INFORMATION:
It is estimated that over 2 million people are trafficked every year
1.2 million children are affected by trafficking – ¼ of a million in Asia/Pacific region
Human Trafficking is a lucrative worldwide business of over £6 billion per year
Over 50,000 Filipino children have been forced into prostitution
In Thailand: 60,000 children sold into prostitution.
In the former Soviet Union: an estimated 10,000 women were forced into prostitution in Israel.
In North America: Asian women are sold to brothels for $16,000 each.
In the UK: trafficked women are forced to see around 30 – 40 clients per day.
Check out www.salvationarmy.org.uk/internationaldevelopment for more info.
Australia is actually one of the largest receivers of sexual slaves in the world.
It is happening in our city, what are we going to do about it??