Human trafficking is the 2nd largest international crime industry. It reportedly generates a profit of $32 billion every year. Of that number, $15.5 billion is made in industrialized countries.
Globally, the average cost of a slave is $90. Trafficking primarily involves exploitation which comes in many forms, including: forcing victims into prostitution, subjecting victims to slavery or involuntary servitude and compelling victims to commit sex acts for the purpose of creating pornography.
Many times in developing countries families sell their daughters into the industry out of desperation for income. Another reason is many times girls are looked at as a burden to the family, whereas boys are not because they can work hard labor to earn and income for the family.
According to some estimates, approximately 80% of trafficking involves sexual exploitation, and 19% involves labor exploitation. There are approximately 20 to 30 million slaves in the world today. According to the U.S. State Department, 600,000 to 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders every year, of which 80% are female and half are children. The average age a teen enters the sex trade in the U.S. is 12 to 14-year-old. Many victims are runaway girls who were sexually abused as children.
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Colors of Hope is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit and our objective is to be one of the world’s leading Equine Restoration, Enrichment, and Empowerment Programs for organizations around the globe who rescue girls and young women affected by sexual abuse and sex trafficking. We seek to develop the most effective, educational and redemptive equestrian experiences and personal transformations in the world.