After drug dealing, human trafficking is the second largest criminal industry in the world today.
Globally, there are nearly 2.2 million children in the commercial sex trade.
Approximately 80 percent of human trafficking victims are women and girls, and up to 50 percent are minors.
The total market value of illicit human trafficking is estimated to be in excess of $32 billion.
The Price of Sex
Profiles the forgotten Eastern European women who have been drawn into the netherworld of sex trafficking and abuse. It is a story told by young women who were supposed to be silenced by shame, fear and violence.
Exposing the shadowy world of sex trafficking from the isolated farms of Eastern Europe to the crowded brothels of the Middle East and Western Europe. Jenea details how she left her rural village in Moldova to work as a housekeeper abroad, only to wind up as a virtual prisoner in a foreign brothel, forced to work as a prostitute.
Like drugs and arms trafficking, human trafficking is a market-driven criminal industry that is based on the principles of supply and demand. Many fac
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Invite someone from Tirzah to speak to your group about our work and human trafficking or about starting a Tirzah branch in your area.
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Would you consider partnering with us as we grow and look at expanding our outreach activities? You could run a fundraising event on our behalf, make a one-off or ongoing donation.
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Write a story/poem/reflection on human trafficking which we can put up on our website/Facebook to inspire, inform, challenge and encourage others. It can be about sexual or labour exploitation.
Not for Sale Event
Organise a Not for Sale/Freedom Sunday event to raise awareness of the injustice of human trafficking. We would be delighted to assist you and there are plenty of resources on the following websites www.freedomsunday.org or www.notforsalecampaign.org
If you have a love of arts and crafts maybe you would consider creating a piece for us on human trafficking. It could be a painting/drawing or an art piece we could use at campaign and outreach events e.g. chains to represent the bonds of slavery. We are open to ideas! Be creative!
Purchase some of our stylish t-shirts and create awareness of human trafficking and help us raise money at the same time! They are only €10 excluding post and packaging.
When Ashley was 12-years-old she got into a fight with her mother and ran away from home. She ended up staying with her friend’s older brother at his house and intended to go home the next day, but when she tried to leave he told her that he was a pimp and that she was now his property. He locked her in a room, beat her daily, and advertised her for sex on websites.
Maria Elena was 13 years old when a family acquaintance told her she could make ten times as much money waiting tables in the United States than she could in her small village. She and several other girls were driven across the border, and then continued the rest of the way on foot. Maria Elena was gang-raped and locked in the trailer until she agreed to do what she was told.
MEXICO – UNITED STATES
I fell in love with a military man, who persuaded me to move with him to an undisclosed remote area. There, I was raped and beat continually while handcuffed to a door of an abandoned house. Repeatedly, I witnessed the beatings, rapes and murders of innocent women. At times, my tears of hopelessness would drown me into a pathos of my own execution. How could my own country not be aware of these cruelties?
Camila was only 14 when she was persuaded to leave her job as a maid and forced into prostitution in a bar in the Amazon. She was repeatedly restrained, raped and drugged. The traffickers coerced and bribed Camila with her freedom to get her to recruit her friend Sandra into sex trafficking as well. Camila was given her freedom but Sandra was then sexually exploited and humiliated.
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