January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month: Sex Trafficking & Your Children. #FemaleNOTFeemale

January is “Human Trafficking Awareness Month,” a time for the United States government and private sectors to recognize the plight of trafficking-in-persons. Most people see the billboards, read the tweets and posts, but few have an opportunity to explore the meaning of human trafficking and its impact upon sex trafficking.

What is human trafficking? Human trafficking is the enslavement of people who are exploited and forcibly “SOLD”for “Sex. Organ. Labor. Drug.” trafficking. The legal definition of “trafficking” is to recruit, transport, harbor or use acts of coercion, fraud, deception, or abuse to exploit victims for profit.

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