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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:

Colorado’s first shelter for teen sex trafficking victims ready to open
  • It’s a safe, secure, secret location near Colorado Springs for victims of the most horrific abuse. It’s called Wildflower Ranch, Colorado’s first child care facility for young female victims of sex trafficking. Read More »
New Facility to Open for Human Trafficking Survivors
  • The Samaritan Women Offers Therapeutic Help, Specialized Long-Term Care to Victims from across U.S. Read More »
Exploited To Empowered: Aini’s Story
  • In 2013, Aini was lured from her home in the Philippines to the Netherlands with the promise of a job, which she hoped would pull her family out of the devastating poverty that she grew up in. She soon figured out that the job was not what she had been promised, and that she was living in slavery. Read More »
Maly’s Story
  • We love to share success stories of former victims of trafficking! Here is the story of Maly, from Camboia. Read More »
Most Doctors Couldn’t Spot A Human-Trafficking Victim If They Saw One. Could You?
  • Human trafficking, for both sex and labor, is not just an international problem; it is a U.S. problem. According to estimates, roughly 1 million adults and 400,000 children are presumed to be at risk for sex trafficking annually on American soil. Read More »
Here’s How YOU can FIGHT TRAFFICKING for FREE
  • Want to fight trafficking but don’t have money to donate? This is a very easy, yet effective, way that you can fight trafficking every time you buy groceries, gas and prescriptions without costing you a dime! Read More »
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“Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. But everything exposed by the light becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light. This is why it is said:

'Wake up, sleeper,
rise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you.'”
by Ephesians 5:11-14

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