Participating in various causes to give back to the community is essential in staying connected to society. The power of reciprocating is vital, and from this, relationships emerge and come to life.
Through collaborative efforts of our in-house studio projects and the power of social media, our drive and commitment is to help raise awareness about the devastating effects of human trafficking, which disturbing trends continue to reveal a terrifying ordeal which is occurring both domestically here in the U.S. and abroad.
Human sex trafficking is the most common form of modern-day slavery. Current estimates place the number of its victims, both domestic and abroad in the millions. These victims, mostly females and children, are recruited and enslaved in the commercial sex industry for little or no compensation.
According to the U.S. Intelligence Community, human sex trafficking is the fastest-growing $10 billion underground, market-driven industry and the third-largest criminal enterprise in the world. While the majority of sex trafficking occurs outside of the U.S., there is mounting evidence to suggest that an estimated 293,000 American youths within the U.S. are currently at risk of becoming victims of commercial sexual exploitation. An estimated 50,000+ female youths and adults fall victim to this trap each year.
If you suspect human trafficking within your community, please contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline: +1 (888) 373-7888, or the U.S. Department of Homeland Security: +1 (866) 347-2423 [or +1 (802) 872-6199].
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