Dr. Allen Brown in Knowledge Lovers (Every Bee's Hive), Lifestyle, Social Work President • Flash Back Academy Oct 19, 2018 · 1 min read · 2.2K

Human Trafficking

A $32-billion-a-year industry, human trafficking is the world's fastest growing criminal enterprise, according to the U.S. State Department. An estimated 27 million people are victims of the crime, which involves being forced to perform labor or commercial sex acts.

Child trafficking victims, whether for labor, sex or organ trafficking, come from all backgrounds, include both boys and girls. They span a wide age range from 1 to 18 years old. Sex trafficking victims up to roughly 25 years old most often started as young as 14. 

Human Trafficking

Warning signs that an individual is being trafficked:
  • Signs of physical abuse such as burn marks, bruises or cuts.
  • Unexplained absences from class.
  • Less appropriately dressed than before.
  • Sexualized behavior.
  • Overly tired in class.
  • Withdrawn, depressed, distracted or checked out.
  • Brags about making or having lots of money.

Victims are exploited in varying corners of the world, in dictator-run countries and democracies, yet many facets of their horrific experiences share familiar narratives .At one point or another, vulnerable victims are often exploited by someone they trust and are then stripped of their dignity and subjected to horrors. 

Tune into my radio show and here professionals share some of the alarming statistics surrounding this inhuman practice. Click here: Human trafficking

To report suspected trafficking crimes, get help, or learn more about human trafficking from a nongovernmental organization
  • Call the toll-free (24/7) National Human Trafficking Resource Center at (1-888-373-7888).
  • Text HELP or INFO to BeFree (233733)

Claire L Cardwell Nov 30, 2018 · #9

I have just joined the White Feather Foundation and Survival International (and now Love 146) - I am always available to assist those who are in trouble. I live in South Africa and have a very wide network of contacts here. Please let me know how I can assist?

Dr. Allen Brown Nov 4, 2018 · #8

#5 We cannot let this continue to go on with out speaking out. Thanks for taking time to read it.

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Dr. Allen Brown Nov 4, 2018 · #7

#6 I hope that your organization continues to to expose this despicable act.

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Geoff Hudson-Searle Nov 3, 2018 · #6

This is a VERY painful subject and the situation with governments and countries is constantly in decline. Whilst a painful subject, Human Trafficking needs more awareness to stop the child slavery, prostitution and forced labour - we all deserve love in our lives. I support Love146, which is an international human rights organization working to end child trafficking and exploitation through survivor care and prevention. The trafficking and exploitation of children is one of the darkest stories and most severe human rights abuses imaginable. But for Love146 the hope of ending it is a reality. Love146 is helping grow the movement to end child trafficking while providing effective, thoughtful solutions. They believe in the power of love and its ability to effect sustainable change. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6xfCqbAdCg

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Debasish Majumder Oct 31, 2018 · #5

what an appalling buzz @Dr. Allen Brown! shared. thank you for the buzz sir.

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Paul Walters Oct 20, 2018 · #4

@Dr. Allen Brown . Thank you for writing about what is a painful subject. We need more articles like this.

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A tough subject that deserves more attention, @Dr. Allen Brown. I live close to a city that is one of the biggest hubs of sex trafficking nationwide. Modern-day slavery is the second largest criminal trade in the world second only to the drug trade. Thank you for bringing awareness to this subject.

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Dr. Allen Brown Oct 19, 2018 · #2

#1 Thanks for your observation. I hope you are able to click on to my broadcast. It is a little raw, but I tell the truth. I look forward to your comments.

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