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Human Trafficking, Sexual Child Abuse, and Facebook Causes.

Updated on October 13, 2010

Please listen

What can I say?

As a Hub Pages writer I must say something about human trafficking and sexual child abuse. I must use a certain amount of words in order for the Google bots to crawl this page and put up ads on it. If I don't the whole hub will be flagged as sub-standard.

Human trafficking and sexual child abuse are global problems that are not going to just go away.

I have written three hubs on this subject and many of the other writers here have done the same. There are nearly four hundred of them but I don't know how to make an RSS feed for that so if anyone does, please do and send it to me so I can add it here.

Technically there is a lot I would love to be able to say here. We can make a difference, we can change things... Sadly the best I can do is tell you that the problem is here, it is global, it is happening right now in your neighborhood, in your town, even on your street.

I don't know how much more blunt I can be. If we don't do something to stop this we have no future, and we don't deserve one.

Someone put up a video of a dog rescuing a dog. Maybe watching that will make you see...

Dog saves Dog

Child Sexual Abuse Statistics

The statistics that follow were copied from Darkness to Light:

The statistics are shocking

  • 1 in 4 girls is sexually abused before the age of 18. (96)
  • 1 in 6 boys is sexually abused before the age of 18. (96)
  • 1 in 5 children are solicited sexually while on the internet. (30, 87)
  • Nearly 70% of all reported sexual assaults (including assaults on adults) occur to children ages 17 and under. (76)
  • An estimated 39 million survivors of childhood sexual abuse exist in America today.(1)

While these statistics are shocking, they are only an estimate, as many cases go unreported. I don't need to tell you that. One in 5 of you (average) was sexually abused, or is now. Have you told? Probably not...

Facebook Causes

I was approached by a friend to join a cause on Facebook, and now, I am asking you here to join it too. Here's what's going on.

Facebook has just recently celebrated the milestone of 500 million members. That's amazing. Only 30,000 or so of those members belong to this cause. That has me thinking, what if the cause garnered all 500 million Facebook members. What kind of message would that send to our respective countries who turn a blind eye to the human trafficking going on in their cities. What if, somehow, we could use our contacts on Facebook to bring about a worldwide awakening.

Stop Human Trafficking: Join this cause on Facebook by clicking the link.

Stop Sexual abuse of Children: Join this cause on Facebook by clicking the link.

Join Not For Sale Join Not For, a global organisation by clicking the link.

Dawn E Worswick website: Dawn is a writer here on hubpages. You might know her as Rescueachild

Okay, so lets get this out in the news and in their faces. Please, join a cause and be heard. I mean, if a dog can rescue a dog, why can't humanity rescue it's own children?

Links to other Articles on this subject

I don't know them all, as stated close to 400 hubs on this subject as of this writing. When I get an RSS for that I'll put the feed.

Mean time, here's one by Ralwus called The Groom.

Here is an article along with videos from the news on the subject. Pay particular attention to the video captioned "Trapped in the Sex Trade" in which the news crew shows up before the local police, as the family attempts to rescue their screaming relative from the house.

By Jamaal Bell: Race and Human Trafficking in the US


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      Faye Constantino 7 years ago from Florida

      Thank you so much! I have taken a little heat over content, but this is a very important message, and very close to my heart. Thank you for the link!

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      Faye Constantino 7 years ago from Florida

      Thank you, Sim-member! I wish you had left me an e-mail address or link to thank you. Yes it is a global problem, and until we all work together to stop it, the problem will never go away. I hope to see you again.

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      sim-member task force-anti-human trafficking 7 years ago

      I like the the beautiful slave song video about slavery.. thank you... in our country the Philippines we are working to stop human trafficking. You are right its a global problemm

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      Faye Constantino 7 years ago from Florida

      Thank you Springboard! I am working on yet another one in this vein. It seems to be all I can think about, and it's everywhere I turn...

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      Springboard 7 years ago from Wisconsin

      Without a doubt, what Ralwus said about this being a very important topic that not nearly enough people are aware of. It's always a sad state when other human beings become nothing more than pawns in the games and ploys of others. Truly sad, but well done hub.

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      Faye Constantino 7 years ago from Florida

      Yes Fucsia that is right, we must face the cruelty head on. We must become the enemy of cruelty. I am sorry that you apparently did not know, and I made you aware, but awareness is the first key to finding a solution. You have a big heart and should think of ways to spread love and kindness. These are the only way to fight cruelty.

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      fucsia 7 years ago

      Humans are not cruel only with the animals .....! So many questions come to my mind: The cruelty is part of us? Cruelty is increasing? Has a social cause? The cruelty can be stopped? What is the moral of these cruelty humans?

      My belief is that everyone in his little world, in his city, his street must opened their eyes and refuse certain things. In this way the cruelty will have a great enemy!

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      Faye Constantino 7 years ago from Florida

      Hi Pinky Joanne,I hope I am not reading your comment wrong, if you mean we should get away from where it is happening, then you didn't understand the article. You see, it isn't in any one country or republic, it is all over the world. I hope you understand that the sexual child abuse and human trafficking is a global problem, it is happening EVERYWHERE. If it can happen in Atlanta, Georgia, and Toledo, Ohio, then it is happening in every city, state, and country in the world. Do not think you can move away from it, or hide from it, or ignore it and it will go away. Wherever there are people, there is slavery. We have to see it, identify it, face it, and abolish it. We need strict laws that punish the offenders. We need those laws to be enacted globally.

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      pinky joanne 7 years ago

      we should get away of this strong republic with its eiry reality.../!!!!!

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      Faye Constantino 7 years ago from Florida

      Thank you Charlie and Tom. I know that now, with you guys in on this, that the causes will grow. I woke up yo see your comments here and I must say it choked me up. I didn't have me in me to find another another 1000 words on this subject. Thank you for taking the time to add your.

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      Tom Cornett 7 years ago from Ohio

      Such an important subject. We spend about 6 billion a year on missing and exploited children. We spend 27 billion a year on pets.

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      ralwus 7 years ago

      Gee, I just did 2 hubs on a sexual predator this week. I am in on this Faybe. Thanks, Charlie

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      Faye Constantino 7 years ago from Florida

      Thanks Justamber, I will check it out and see if I can put a link for it here.

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      justamber 7 years ago

      I just finished a really good book on this subject. It's called Slave Hunter by Aaron Cohen. Thanks for posting this.

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      Faye Constantino 7 years ago from Florida

      I agree, someone asked me when it's a good time to tell your kids, I said before it happens! My granddaughter is two and we are explaining in no uncertain terms that her body is hers.

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      rescueachild 7 years ago from San Jose, Ca

      Thank~you for sharing my work with others. Yes, we can do this! WE CAN raise pro~active awareness about child sex trafficking, human trafficking, and childhood sexual abuse. When you boil it all down to the plain and simple truth: There is NO excuse for sexual abuse!!!!! When I say Pro~active awareness I mean: Learn, Educate your kids, and act like a leader in your community on this issue! Pimps, John's, traffickers, child murderers, and sexual predators all know all the ways our kids think in order to lure them into their traps. Don't you think it's about time we educated ourselves to this REAL issue today???? You kid could be stolen, raped, or killed tomorrow and guess what????? It could have been prevented! Educate yourself today!