Americans make up 72 percent of human-trafficking victims, according to a report released last year by California Attorney General Kamala Harris.
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Almost a full half - 48% - of the participants who engaged in commercial sex activity reported that a lack of a safe place to sleep was a main reason for their initial entry into prostitution. ACT now to tweet awareness or use our hash tag:
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Voices of the Victims
Countless people pass them everyday... young girls walking the streets wearing provocatively short skirts and high heels. Many of us turn and look the other way, not wanting to see their faces.
Often misidentified as "willing" participants in the sex trade, almost a full half - 48% - of the participants who engaged in commercial sex activity reported that a lack of a safe place to sleep was a main reason for their initial entry into prostitution. Tragically, these kids are easy targets for pimps and traffickers because many have no place to run... no home to shelter them from danger.
Don’t be the person who looks the other way!
Changing the Statistics - Covenant House
All across America, Covenant House rescues thousands of young people from a life on the streets...often those subjected to abuse by pimps and predators. But unlike other organizations that only provide direct care to victims, Covenant House also advocates for laws that will ultimately put an end to child trafficking.
We helped move both International Megan's Law and the Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Deterrence and Victims Support Act of 2010 through the House. But we need your help to pass these and other major legislative initiatives.