Most people may only think human trafficking victims are women. Nothing could be further from the truth. During a scan for writing material I came across an older old blog post that discusses how men and boys are trafficked as well. In the posting The Human Trafficking Center (HTC), based in Denver, Colorado, point out how men and boys are commercially sexually exploited as well. Additionally, men and boys are victims of labor exploitation (i.e. slavery) on a greater scale than women. Of course, most of the commercial sexual exploitation is still committed against females. It doesn’t matter who the victims are or if there are millions or if there is only one victim.
Human Trafficking is wrong and we must always speak out against it. If you don’t know where to start, consider http://humantraffickingcenter.org. The site provides a basic Human Trafficking 101 fact sheet that contains information people can use to educate others about the existence of human trafficking today. We must continue to shed light on the darkness. We can do that if everyone will take the time to learn about the problem and share the information with those around them. One voice combined with others can create a louder unified voice. Together we can help the voiceless.
About the author: When Walter is not writing for the “Change Clothes. Change Lives Blog,” he can be found studying in pursuit of an MBA, flying around Tampa’s airspace in a small Cessna, or dancing Argentine Tango at a local Milonga.