3rd National Trafficking in America Conference; Nashville, TN!!

Announcing the 3rd National Trafficking In America Conference,May 23-25,2013 at the Inn at Opryland, Nashville, TN. Go to www.traffickinginamericaconference.info for the details on agenda, speakers, topics, etc.

The theme for this years event is “Creating a Culture Free of Slavery”. Speakers from the International Tourism Institute; Department of Defense; US State Department; Sheriff Tom Dart, Chicago (100 top most influential men in the world); FBI; Vanderbilt; Survivor Services and Recognition; Clinical Curriculum for Survivor Healing; Educators Curriculum Site to be Launched; Men Against Prostitution And Trafficking; and much more.

VENDOR SPACES still available.

And, special meeting on Sunday AM for NGO’s only.

We will be having a Memorial Day Service to honor our military and also present awards to those working in anti-human trafficking.

So, come be a part and become educated to see how you can make a difference in our culture to make a real difference in the lives of the millions of men, women, and children who are victims right here in America of human trafficking, sex and labor.

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From the State Department on Sex Trafficking

Prostitution_Human_TraffickingDefinition of Sex Trafficking:

When an adult is coerced, forced, or deceived into prostitution – or maintained in prostitution through coercion – that person is a victim of trafficking. All of those involved in recruiting, transporting, harboring, receiving, or obtaining the person for that purpose have committed a trafficking crime. Sex trafficking can also occur within debt bondage, as women and girls are forced to continue in prostitution through the use of unlawful “debt” purportedly incurred through their transportation, recruitment, or even their crude “sale,” which exploiters insist they must pay off before they can be free.

It is critical to understand that a person’s initial consent to participate in prostitution is not legally determinative; if an individual is thereafter held in service through psychological manipulation or physical force, that person is a trafficking victim and should receive the benefits outlined in the United Nations’ Palermo Protocol and applicable laws.

You can see the whole web page HERE

You can view the US Government Human Trafficking Awareness Course HERE

6,000 Rapes per Sex Trafficked Child

Backpage Ad 11 15 10 v10Children exploited through prostitution report they typically are given a quota by their trafficker/pimp of 10 to 15 buyers per night…Utilizing a conservative estimate, a domestic minor sex trafficking victim …would be raped by 6,000 buyers during the course of her victimization through prostitution.
– The National Report on Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking: America’s Prostituted Children, Shared Hope International, May 2009, page 20.