In three days the NCAS-I will begin its journey to Cambodia. Our main partnership with Transitions Global will give us the opportunity to help in supporting and empowering survivors of sex trafficking in a place where the trafficking industry is so prevalent. We also hope to be a voice for survivors and shine a light on the trafficking industry as a way to combat human trafficking of the future. Below are statistics from UN.GIFT (United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking) regarding Human Trafficking worldwide. They are staggering.
Human Trafficking Statistics from UN.GIFT
- 161 countries are involved in or affected by human trafficking in some way
- Approximately 2.5 million people are forced into labor as a result of human trafficking
- 1.2 million children are trafficked each year
- 43% of human trafficking victims – over 1 million – are forced into commercial sexual exploitation, AND 98% of these victims are women and girls
Charles’ Inspiration: “I feel like these are all our children, whether Cambodia, India, Russia they are all our children we cannot turn a blind eye to it anymore we have to create change,” Charles said. “These girls could be my daughter, they could be your daughter or they could have been one of us.”
We hope the information provided here on our blog is educational. Thank you for following us! Stay with us as we journey to Cambodia – your support is so appreciated!
(Statistics from: http://www.unglobalcompact.org/docs/issues_doc/labour/Forced_labour/HUMAN_TRAFFICKING_-_THE_FACTS_-_final.pdf)
(Original 60 second preview and Charles’ quote from: http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Momentum-builds-in-cinematic-effort-to-fight-human-trafficking-151770625.html?tab=video&c=y)