June 24, 2016
On June 24th I will bike 200 miles from Des Moines to Okoboji to raise awareness, and fight human trafficking. okoboji200.org
Human trafficking is the trade of human beings for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation, forced labor, or child soldiering. This modern form of slavery is a world wide issue and at its highest recorded levels in human history.
Some Heartbreaking Facts
An estimated 27 million adults & 13 million children worldwide are victims of human trafficking. About 9 times the total population of the state of Iowa.
Approximately 75-80% of human trafficking is for sex.
80% of those sold into sexual slavery are under 24, some are as young as six years old.
An estimated 30,000 victims of sex trafficking die each year from abuse, disease, torture & neglect.