Human Trafficking Statistics in 2016

Increase in Human Trafficking There has been a 35% increase in human trafficking from 2015. There were 8042 cases in 2016. Increase in Survivors reaching out for help. In 2016 2042 Survivors contacted the Hotline, which is about a 24% increase since 2015. Victims of sex trafficking are most often trafficked by their intimate partners,…

Sexual Exploitation The Highest Revenue Maker In Trafficking

Commercial sexual exploitation of children is both a domestic and international problem. One count estimates sex trafficking to victimize more than 200,000 children in the United States annually (Bryan 2014; The Polaris Project 2012). An additional 244,000–360,000 children in the United States are at risk each year of being trafficked and sexually exploited (Bryan 2014;…

Child Sexual Abuse and PTSD

Many child sex abuse survivors show symptoms of PTSD. Depending on the severity of the assault, their relationship with the perpetrator, physical proximity of the victim to the abuser and a few other factors, sex abuse survivors usually display some form of PTSD(Macht & Reagan, 2017). Most abusers are known to the child or adult…

His Divine Protection

The year was 1987. I was a freshman at Mar Ivanios college, in Trivandrum, Kerala. My father was an employee at a private financial company, where people had the opportunity to invest their money for a higher interest. A month before my finals, we received a call from a friend who informed us that the…