Human Trafficking Awareness Day is January 11: Congresswoman Linda Smith Examines Conditions of Child Sex Trafficking in
ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 8 /Christian Newswire/ -- This Friday marks the first annual Human Trafficking Awareness day in the
Shared Hope International (SHI) - a leader in the worldwide effort to eliminate sexual slavery - and founder Congresswoman (1994-1999) Linda Smith has launched assessments in 10
Not Just a Foreign Problem
Most people imagine "human trafficking" occurs in far away countries with troubled and impoverished governments. In the
Finding a Solution
- Victim identification - DMST victims are often called "child prostitutes" or juvenile delinquents and treated like criminals when they should be properly identified and should receive protection and specialized services.
- Strong legislation - laws that criminalize traffickers and buyers while protecting victims should result in convictions with appropriate sentences
- Protection - DMST victims require secured safe homes and specialized services that rescue and restore the children while removing them from the control of the trafficker/pimp.
About Shared Hope International
Shared Hope International (SHI) rescues and restores women and children in crisis. For almost a decade, SHI has worked diligently around the world in partnership with local groups to prevent trafficking and to rescue and restore the victims of sexual slavery.
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