Today is Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Sexual slavery and human trafficking are a concern worldwide, but those living in poverty have a higher risk than others. This child is from the Philippines, where over 100,000 children are in the sex industry.
One of the most prominent ways to prevent trafficking is to give children education and opportunity. With the tools to sustain their own income, children will grow up to be empowered adults who are less vulnerable to exploitation. Our hope is that more children like this little girl will be released from poverty and the risk of trafficking.