There are 27 million men, women, and children living in slavery around the world today*.  Many of these people are sexually trafficked, exploited as prostitutes and forced into a life of sexual slavery.  The injustice of human trafficking knows no bounds:  it affects people of every age, race, religion, gender, ethnicity and nationality.  Slavery is a problem in the United States as well.  There are an estimated 325,000 children in the U.S. living in sexual slavery right now**.  These children are physically and sexually abused, and forced to endure being raped multiple times each day.  We cannot stand by and allow this travesty to continue. 

*Polaris Project, 2009.
**National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, 2007.