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January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Each year, 300,000 children, some as young as 12 are at risk of being prostituted. Find out what you can do to fight this.

Join Spelman College, The Center for Civil and Human Rights, and Ebenezer Baptist Church for the “Arise, Awake and Act Against Human Trafficking” Conference on Tuesday, January 27th at 11am. The event will take place at the Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby Academic Center on the Spelman College campus.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 404-270-5729.

FACTS BY THE COVERING HOUSE.COM

  • Approximately 300,000 children are at risk of being prostituted in the United States. (U.S. Department of Justice)
  • The average age of entry into prostitution for a child victim in the United States is 13-14 years old. (U.S. Department of Justice)
  • A pimp can make $150,000-$200,000 per child each year and the average pimp has 4 to 6 girls. (U.S. Justice Department, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children)
  • The average victim may be forced to have sex up to 20-48 times a day. (Polaris Project)
  • Department Of Justice has identified the top twenty human trafficking jurisdictions in the country:” Houston
• El Paso
• Los Angeles
• Atlanta
• Chicago
• Charlotte
• Miami
• Las Vegas
• New York
• Long Island
• New Orleans
• Washington, D.C.
• Philadelphia
• Phoenix
• Richmond
• San Diego• San Francisco
• St Louis
• Seattle
• Tampa (Department of Justice)
  • A pimp can make $150,000-$200,000 per child each year and the average pimp has 4 to 6 girls. (U.S. Justice Department, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children)
  • One in three teens on the street will be lured toward prostitution within 48 hours of leaving home. (National Runaway Hotline)

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