THE HARD TRUTH
WERE UNDER 18 WHEN 1ST TRAFFICKED
OF RUNAWAYS ARE TRAFFICKED WITHIN 48 HRS OF LEAVING HOME
ARE FOREIGN NATIONALS
What is Human Trafficking?
It is a form of modern day slavery. It should be considered a human rights violation and we should treat it as such.
Where does it Happen?
Human trafficking is everywhere and it is so different from what people think it is. The Merriam – Webster Dictionary defines human trafficking as “organized criminal activity in which human beings are treated as possessions to be controlled and exploited (as by being forced into prostitution or involuntary labor)”, but what does it look like locally? In the suburbs all across the USA it looks like women being used as domestic slaves, or sex “toys”. An example of this was in Cleveland, Ohio last year where 3 women (Amanda Berry, Gina Dejesus & Michelle Knight) were held captive for years, their rescuer lived next door for a year and never knew they were being held against their will. They had been missing for 10 years & held captive the entire time, just a few miles from their childhood homes. Victims have a long road to recovery, the mental & physical trauma need years to heal.
What can we do to stop it?
We can help by
- reducing the demand,
- educating the public
- working to rescue, rehabilitate & reintegrate victims.
Anyone who has experiences trauma of this type carries shame and guilt.
We can bring dignity back to victims by showing unconditional love.
WOMEN & CHILDREN
ARE TRAFFICKED ANNUALLY
Human Trafficking is a 33 billion dollar industry, and to stop it we need your help! Rahab's Daughters is founded and run by a victim of trafficking and she is fighting back by helping others. We are here for any and all women who want to be rescued from the sex industry. We are here to spread awareness and to rehabilitate those who need it.
Our Mission is to
Educate those around us about the realities & impacts of human trafficking
rehabilitate them &
reintegrate them back into a sustainable, safe lifestyle where they can thrive.
Stop the Demand
Why does Rahab's Daughters Exist?
Healing is only a part of the recovery process, there are also physical needs to be considered like living arrangements & other needs like education & jobs to return these victims to functioning members of society.
Unfortunately in our society today very few programs exist to help these victims rebuild their lives. They have few skills, as often the age of commencement of the victimization is so young, that they don’t even have high school diplomas. As such they have few social skills and even fewer employable skills, so many are unable to provide a suitable income to provide for themselves and end up voluntarily exploited after rescue as they know no other life.
This seems to be one of the key reasons for recidivism. Desperation and survival instincts, along side emotional trauma lead to thinking that is flawed and they think the only way out is back in again. We are here to provide other options with your help.