Globally, there are 20+ million victims of human trafficking (labor and sex) and 150 billion dollar industry globally.
Here in Texas there are an estimated 79,000 minor and youth victims of sex trafficking from a Study by the UT Austin Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. Houston is a leading hub for human trafficking, and continued efforts are being made to combat this crime and restore victims. Perhaps you are wondering where these crimes take place.
Join CHILDREN AT RISK for our awareness tour where participants will learn about the commercial sex marketplace in Houston and how to identify the red flags and potential signs of human trafficking in their community.
By the end of the night you will be able to answer:
What is human trafficking? Is it slavery?
Where does this crime takes place?
How can you identify red flags in your community?
Who are the victims? Are they children?
What can you do to help?