Human Traffic Watch

Sex Trafficking: High Tech’s Humanitarian Revolt Against the Johns

In Child Trafficking, Human Trafficking on April 9, 2013 at 3:54 pm

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For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. And technology, for all its utility and profit-making glory, has been like miracle-grow for the human trafficking industry.

You want numbers?

According to The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, in 2004 the number of child pornography files (online) stood at 450,000. By 2011 the number had increased to 17 million. I’m no mathematician, but I’m pretty sure that’s roughly a 40x increase.

UNICEF reports that every year approximately 2 million children are exploited in the global sex trade.

That number is mind numbing so let’s try this again.

Every year, against their will, scared, alone and traumatized, 2 million children — a number that would fill every single pre-kindergarten classroom in the U.S. with 700,000 kids leftover — are forced to have sex, all kinds of sex, with despicable, predatory people, mostly men. Some are wealthy traveling businessmen, some are cracked-out drug dealers, but they are atrocious all the same.

This is also true: problems beg solutions. But solutions lag behind, and without the appropriate connective tissue and reactive force, problems become epidemics become systemic issues with roots so deep they change the course of humanity.

But why should we care?

Source: Huffington Post

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