Excerpt from Vision.org:
Of the approximately 20 million slaves worldwide, there are an estimated 4.5 million people enslaved in the sex trade, according to the International Labour Organization. The news stories that talk about children who are kidnapped, sold, and raped, are true. But not all of the stories unfold the same way, except that victims almost always come from extreme poverty and extreme brokenness… Amidst the tragedy and hopelessness involved in this topic, there is much to encourage us. Students, mothers, fathers, police-officers, teachers, film-makers, celebrities, doctors, therapists, activists and business-leaders are working together to increase the impact they can have in solving this problem.