Sex Trafficking

Every woman and child deserves a life of freedom from coercion, violence, and sexual exploitation.

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Human trafficking is one of the top grossing criminal industries in the world — to the tune of $32 billion every year — with cases reported in virtually every country, all fifty states, as well as the District of Columbia and the US territories.

Women and children tend to be the most likely victims of trafficking — sold into dangerous and abusive situations, often as sex slaves. Youth who runaway or are homeless are especially at risk of becoming victims of trafficking and sexual exploitation because they lack access to shelter, food, and personal connections. Traffickers prey on this vulnerability.

Taking to heart the call to remember that we were slaves in the land of Egypt and that no one should be exploited as we once were, EXODUS: NCJW’s Anti-Trafficking Initiative, aims to expose and address the multiple aspects of sex trafficking in the US through a powerful program of public awareness, education, and advocacy. As we have experienced liberation and freedom, we believe it is our mandate to ensure our communities and laws respond to those trapped in our midst.

Every woman and child deserves a life of freedom from coercion, violence, and sexual exploitation.

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1 in 5 Of the 11,800 runaways reported in 2015 were likely sex trafficking victims.

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