Gender and age profile of victims detected globally: 59% Women - 14% Men - 17% Girls and 10% were Boys.
600,000 to 800,000 women, children and men bought and sold across international borders every year and exploited for forced labor or commercial sex (U.S. Government)
When internal trafficking victims are added to the estimates, the number of victims annually is in the range of 2 to 4 million
50% of those victims are estimated to be children
It is estimated that 76% of transactions for sex with underage girls start on the Internet
2 million children are subjected to prostitution in the global commercial sex trade (UNICEF)
There are 20.9 Million victims of Trafficking World wide as of 2012
1.5 Million victims in the United States
4.5 Million of trafficked persons are sexually exploited
Up to 300,000 Americans under 18 are lured into the commercial sex trade every year (common in other countries as well, especially impoverish countries)
From 14,500 - 17,500 of those victims are trafficked into the United States each year (this is increasing! From head of rescue team of Zoe International says that those trafficked over seas sometimes make the most money for traffickers. One life is sold for about $10,000 and that's made back in a week or less)
Mission: Reaching Every Person. Rescuing Every Child. - ZOE is a Christian organization with the mission to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ and to make disciples of the unreached people of the world and to demonstrate God’s compassion through rescuing and caring for orphans and children from human trafficking. - Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world. James 1:27 (ESV)
Vision: Every Person Reached. Every Child Rescued.
Child Rescue: ZOE provides vital support to the MDT through fact finding, affording translation services between victims and Thai government personnel, preparing evidence for trial, and providing aftercare and protection for rescued victims.When a child has already been trafficked, intervention is needed to get the child out of the situation. As an overall strategy to fight child trafficking, we also seek to bring the traffickers to justice.
INTERVENTION RESCUES necessarily involve ZOE’s collaboration with Thai law enforcement and other government agencies. These are rescues that entail raids conducted by law enforcement officials on locations where human trafficking victims are being held or actively exploited.
Discuss Vision and watch ZOE video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ti8SuftcXlk http://www.gozoe.org/our-work/aftercare/ Photos: https://picasaweb.google.com/103470204358674776920/2016_02_UndergroundTeam?authkey=Gv1sRgCNqOhbyCqtjTpAE&feat=directlink