Let's stop Human Trafficking
By: Abbie Babaz
How much do you really know about Human Trafficking around you?
Did you know...
- Atlanta is ranked #1 for sex trafficking and trade in the United states
- 5,000 girls are at risk for being sex trafficked in Georgia
- Approximately 374 girls are commercially sexually exploited monthly in Georgia. Average age of entry into the commercial sex market for girls is 12 and 14 years.
- Craigslist is the most efficient medium for the marketing of sex; ads on this site had 3 times as many hits as similar ads on other websites.
- On average, 100 juvenile girls are exploited each night in Georgia
- According to a former FBI agent Atlanta has an internal trafficking problem, where minors, many recruited from the city, are transferred to another county or state
Now, you may ask how you can take action?
- Email your senator or representative today and tell them what you now have learned. If we all send emails we will get noticed together.
- I choose to email my senator Jonny Isakson. It did not take me that long to send a couple sentences about the issue in our state.