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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:

New Mexico Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Charges
  • Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) investigated this case with the assistance of the Las Cruces Police Department. Read More »
21 men cited in Northern Colorado prostitution sting
  • Fort Collins and Larimer County law enforcement conducted a prostitution sting operation last month they said drew 444 men in an effort to combat human trafficking in Northern Colorado. Read More »
Man arrested on allegations of pimping, human trafficking in Fort Collins
  • A 30-year-old man has been arrested and charged on allegations of human trafficking after a long history of contacts with law enforcement. Read More »
Ashton Kutcher’s Organization Fights Human Trafficking
  • The Hollywood star gave an emotional speech to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday, as he called for more to be done to tackle child sexual abuse. Read More »
Four Reasons Why You Should Care That Our Olymic Athletes Visited a Brothel
  • Three NBA Players Went to a Brazilian Brothel, and We Made a Joke of it. Read More »
Life for the Innocent and Lauren Daigle Concert Frees Children From Trafficking
  • YOU DID IT! Your purchase of concert tickets already enabled LFTI to rescue 20 children from human trafficking. But there’s more Read More »
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“Estimates range from a low of 700,000 to a high of 4 million people that are trafficked annually worldwide. It is estimated that two children per minute are trafficked for sexual exploitation, an estimated 1.2 million every year.”UNICEF

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