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Exposing the Hidden World of Human Trafficking

An estimated 800,000 people, mostly women and children, are trafficked across international borders each year for the purposes of prostitution or other forms of commercial sexual exploitation. Soropt

Exposing the Hidden World of Human Trafficking

Tom Fudge : An estimated 800,000 people, mostly women and children, are the victims of human trafficking as they cross international borders every year. An estimated three-quarters of them are trafficked for the sex trade. The United States receives up to 17,000 of these trafficking victims. Given San Diego's location on the border, our community is often the first part of this country that they see.

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The U.S. Senate has declared Friday, Jan. 11, the National Day of Human Trafficking Awareness. In San Diego, members of a group called San Diego Soroptomists will be distributing cards at a variety of locations, including the Santa Fe train depot. The cards are entitled, "The New Face of Slavery."

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