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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:

Where Strip Clubs Thrive In Portland, So Does Child Sex Trafficking
  • It is important to note that the reduction we see in the arrest of women does not indicate that demand is being reduced. Read More »
Loveland Liberty 5K Run/Walk- Saturday, July 4th
  • The Loveland Liberty 5k was founded in 2012 as an event which celebrates freedom and health by bringing the community together to participate in a ”Run for Liberty”. Read More »
Larimer County sheriff and Fort Collins police continue to combat sex trafficking and prostitution
  • The Larimer County Sheriff (Colorado) discusses the growing problem, including what the community can do to help… Read More »
Obama signs anti-trafficking bill into law
  • President Obama on Friday signed anti-human trafficking legislation that emerged from Congress after being the subject of a bitter battle on Capitol Hill earlier this year. Read More »
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 »
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“Trafficking in human beings is now the third-largest money making venture in the world, after illegal weapons and drugs. In fact, the United Nations estimates that the trade nets organized crime more than $12 billion a year.”Inside the New Global Sex Trade

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