September 15, 2023

On today's show, we look back at an earlier episode discussion on the growing problem of child trafficking.

All children have the right to be protected from violence, exploitation and abuse. Yet, millions of children worldwide live in slavery.

Human trafficking is one of the largest issues facing humanity today.

Trafficking is not just an issue that happens to people in other countries. The United States is a source and transit country, and is also considered one of the top destination points for victims of child trafficking and exploitation.

Cases of human trafficking have been reported in all 50 U.S. States; anyone can be trafficked regardless of race, class, education, gender, age or citizenship when forcefully coerced or enticed by false promises.

Children make up 27% of all human trafficking victims worldwide, and two out of every three identified child victims are girls.

The most human trafficking cases in the U.S. have been reported in California, Texas, and Florida, according to the hotline. According to the Polaris Project, California harbors 3 of the FBI’s 13 highest child sex trafficking areas on the nation: Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego.