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WakePeopleUp.com is dedicated to the women and children who so desperately need a voice; voices that cry out their urgent need for our help.

Welcome to WakePeopleUp.com. Sex trafficking is an epidemic, international and domestic crime. This site is intended to:

1. Raise awareness about sex trafficking
2. Provide solutions for people to help abolish sex trafficking
3. Fund and support reputable charities related to sex trafficking

Human sex trafficking facts:

  • Sex trafficking is the 2nd most profitable business for organized crime next to drugs and guns.
  • 1.2 million children are exploited by the global sex trade industry every year; this is in addition to the millions already enslaved in the industry.*
  • Each year sexual traffickers lure, coerce, trick, drug, kidnap and sell millions of vulnerable women and children into the multi billion dollar sex trade.
  • Human trafficking has been reported in all 50 United States, Washington, D.C., and in some U.S. territories. *
  • Between 14,500 and 17,500 victims are trafficked into the USA each year.*
  • Sex trafficking is a driving force in the world wide AIDS pandemic.*
  • 25% of all child sex tourists around the world are U.S. citizens.*
  • People are trafficked from 127 countries to be exploited in 137 countries.
  • It is estimated that over 100,000 children and young women are trafficked in America today. They range in age from nine to 19, with the average being age 11, some have been found as young as 7.*
  • 90% of people being trafficked are women and girls.
  • Every 30 seconds another person becomes a victim of the sex trafficking industry.

(UNICEF); (“International Human Trafficking.” FBI. November 23, 2009. Accessed: December 23, 2010.); (U. S. Department of State, Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act 2000: Trafficking in Persons Report, July 2004.); (U. S. Department of State, Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act 2000: Trafficking in Persons Report, July 2004.); (U.S. Department of Justice); (FBI)

Latest Articles:

January- “National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month” Declares President
  • “At home and around the globe, we must continue to fight for human dignity and the inalienable rights of every person.” Read More »
18 women rescued in prostitution raids in Powell, Worthington, Columbus
  • Emery said women are brought to the United States by human traffickers and, instead of finding a better life, “to pay off their debts, they’re put into forced servitude.” Read More »
Man convicted of pimping teen in Denver gets 48-year sentence for being habitual criminal
  • Prosecutors said White brought the 17-year-old victim to Colorado in 2012 and made her perform acts of prostitution. Read More »
Not For Sale
  • In 2001, Dave Batstone discovered that his favorite Bay Area restaurant had been the center of a local human trafficking ring that forcefully brought hundreds of teenagers from India into the United States. Read More »
Broncos’ Ben Garland honored for volunteer work
  • Garland co-founded and serves as the executive director of the SoDE Solution, a nonprofit organization with the mission of creating sustainable and changing economic situations to be a part of the solution to end sex trafficking. Read More »
Hotel Group Teaching Employees to Spot Human Trafficking
  • “With 7,590 hotels across 71 countries, Wyndham Hotel Group has the unique opportunity to make a meaningful and transformational impact on how the hotel industry contributes to the prevention of human trafficking,” said Geoff Ballotti, president and chief executive officer, Wyndham Hotel Group. Read More »
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