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Domestic Sex Trafficking
Transcript of Domestic Sex Trafficking
Human Trafficking :
describes activities that involve holding a person or holding people for service.
in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age.
Who Is At Risk?
Minors 11-14 years of age
Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST)
Living in isolated communities
Working in the sex industry
Past experiences with child/sexual abuse
Traffickers do not necessarily need to be organized criminals
Asian "massage parlors"
Local Sex Industries
Those that are already in the prostitution business
Why Is It Hard To Identify Victims?
Distrust of service providers/ law enforcement
Psychologically controlled by "pimps"
Victims do not know where to seek help
Lying about age
Runaway/ homeless youth
There are times when youth do not find shelter for that night and that is when traffickers come into place and offer them a place.
Hotel room keys
Injuries/signs of physical abuse, torture, anxiety, fear, etc.
"Boyfriend" is overly controlling
Poor Health Outcomes For Women
Vulnerable to disease/infections
The Uproar Cont....
According to a study conducted in GA, Approximately 28,000 men pay for sex with adolescent girls in GA each year.
Atlanta is one of the top 14 cities in the US for sex trafficking (According to the 2005 FBI Status Report)
Over 18,000 people are trafficked into the United States for labor or sex each year (Georgia Bureau of Investigation Human Trafficking Unit)
Who Gets Arrested?
89% - Victims
9.6%- Male purchasers
Combating Sex Trafficking
U.S. Laws on Trafficking in Persons
The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-386), the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2003 (H.R. 2620), the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2005 (H.R. 972), and the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 (H.R. 7311) provide the tools to combat trafficking in persons both worldwide and domestically. The Acts authorized the establishment of G/TIP and the President's Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons to assist in the coordination of anti-trafficking efforts.
As a community
Public Knowledge and prevention programs
Creating more shelters
1) Beloved Atlanta Inc. (City Level)
2) Wellspring Living (State Level)
3) Don't Sell Bodies (National Level)
Mission: Residential home community empowering women in the sex industry to regain their freedom through RESTORATION, EDUCATION & REINTEGRATION into society.
Founded by Amelia Quinn
Started in June 2011
The first home opened in March 2013 and housed up to 4 residents in Atlanta
BelovedAtlanta Inc. operate as a transitional living program and provide resources such as:
How to help
1270 Caroline St.
Atlanta, GA email@example.com
How To Help
BELOVED ATLANTA INC.
DON'T SELL BODIES
Organization fighting to get women, children, and man out of human trafficking.
The face and founder of the organization is Jada Pinkett Smith.
The Chair is Hilary Clinton.
TRAFFICKING VICTIMS PROTECTION ACT
Three pronged approach to anti trafficking
prevention – act of stopping something from happening
Protection – the state of being kept from harm or danger
Prosecution – the institution and conducting of leagal proceedings against someone in respect of a criminal charge
under federal law it includes both sex trafficking and labor trafficking
Confront the issue of childhood sexual abuse and exploitation through awareness, training, and treatment programs for women and girls.
Women between the ages of 18-40
This is a critical entry point before transitioning into one of the four programs offered.
During the process women receive medical, mental, and emotional assessments, and education services.
Evaluation of best future placement
The White Umbrella Campaign
This is a time when different organizations come together to confront the issue of sexual exploitation
Wellspring Living Training Institute
This is a time to get trained and become active.
We offer mentorship, resources, organizational structure, program development and support for non-profits wishing to serve sex trafficking survivors in their own city.
For organizations already enrolled in our Training Program, we offer an in-depth tour through Wellspring Living's programs and facilities on a quarterly basis.
We offer free online networking sessions that focus on training and best practices in restorative care. Topics are set by our expert team each month.
Retail Stores : Profit is invested back into the programs, development, outreach
784 N. Highland Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
116 Peachtree City East Shopping Ctr.
Peachtree City, GA 30269
2785 Buford Highway, Suite 103-B
Duluth, GA 30096
2785 Buford Highway, Suite 102-A
Duluth, GA 30096
must be a woman over 21
Have a voice on college campus
Sex industry is highly profitable
$32 billion-$91 billion annually
Supply and demand
Trafficker driven by greed and money, consumer driven by sexual desires
Culture of Tolerance
Pornography- easy access and huge in the US