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My goal is to help educate, equip, mobilize and connect churches, global workers, and individuals, (locally and globally) to existing organizations focused on combatting the sex trafficking issue in the following areas: Awareness, Education, Prevention, Rescue, Post care including trauma recovery and job training, Policy, and Ending the Demand.
My podcast is an educational component of this ministry. The purpose of the Justice Hope Freedom podcast is to educate people about the issues of sex trafficking and exploitation and where this issue intersects with other societal ills such as violence, abuse, poverty, gangs, etc. I highlight individuals and organizations that are working to bring justice to the enslaved. You can listen to podcast interviews from experts, activists, survivors, law enforcement, missionaries, and leaders from around the world.
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Isaiah 61:3 – To bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.
A video on understanding sex trafficking and exploitation
What is Sex Trafficking?
When an adult is coerced, forced, or deceived into prostitution or maintained in prostitution through one of these means after initially consenting that person is a victim of trafficking.
What is Child Sex Trafficking?
When a child (under 18 years of age) is induced to perform a commercial sex act, proving force, fraud, or coercion against their pimp is not necessary for the offense to be characterized as human trafficking.
-Globally, 1.8 million children are exploited in the sex industry every year.
-In the United State alone, 100,000 – 300,000 children are estimated to be in the sex trade.
-In the Portland Metropolitan area, between 2009-2013, there were 469 unduplicated Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) victims identified requested help. The following are statistics of this population (does not represent the whole of the problem):
==> Gender: 96.4% of victims are female, close to 2.8% are male, and 0.9% are transgender.
==> Ethnicity: 40.5% of victims are Caucasian, 27.1% are African American, and 5.1% are Hispanic.
-1 in 5 pornographic images is of a child.
Prevention of young girls from being trafficked, parents learning to talk with their children about uncomfortable topics, potential victims learning how to advocate for themselves and others, providing clinical, spiritual and practical help for currently trafficked victims or survivors of trafficking, and curbing and driving down the demand for sex-trafficking.
Blogs and Articles on WorldVenture:
– How the Whistleblower Motivated Adrienne Livingston
– Denver Hackathon
– Launch of New Anti-Sex Trafficking Podcast
– Rethinking Rahab
– Hackathon Recap