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Cut out archival pigment print on two sided
325gsm smooth fine art rag paper
9” x 60” x 1.5”
edition of 2
“Child sexual exploitation is the most hidden form of child abuse in the US and north America Today. It is the nation’s least recognized epidemic.”
- Dr Richard J. Estes, University of Pennsylvania
Human trafficking, the illegal trade in human beings for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation or forced labor, is one of the fastest growing criminal industries in the world today. It is now tied with the illegal arms industry as the second largest international criminal enterprise, after the illegal drug trade. According to the U.S. Department of State’s 2010 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report released this past June 2010, approximately 1 out of every 555 people in the world is a victim of human trafficking.
Survey Shows Low Awareness Among American Public
Despite the large and growing prevalence of the problem, a new survey commissioned by LexisNexis in collaboration with Polaris Project reveals that most Americans are not aware of the nature or extent of human trafficking. In fact, when asked to identify the best definition of the term “human trafficking,” nearly half of Americans could not do so (48%). Most respondents – nearly nine out of ten (88%) – were unaware that more than 10 million people are living in sexual slavery or some form of forced labor in the world today, while just one in five (22%) knew that human trafficking generates $30 billion or more in profit each year.
- REDLIGHT movie Press release
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