Sex Trafficking: Get the Facts

In the Chicago area, 16,000 to 25,000 local women and girls are “sex trafficked” each year

Sex Trafficking: Get the Facts

The overwhelming majority of those involved in the sex trade are children, teens, and adults who entered the trade before they turned 18. UNICEF estimates that 1 million children worldwide are exploited every year in the commercial sex trade, which includes prostitution and pornography.

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    Arranging a Lunch and Learn for a group of JCAST supporters can be an interesting experience. When the topic is SEX TRAFFICKING IN ISRAEL, one is not quite sure what to expect. When the speaker is a rabbi, the intrigue […]

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