Human Trafficking is a crime in which one human controls and exploits another through the use of force, deceit, or coercion. Victims are often forced into labor or sex acts in order to repay an undefined debt that increases faster than it can be repaid. Human trafficking, a form of modern day slavery, is now among the fastest growing criminal businesses in the world.
Unfortunately, children are especially vulnerable to this crime. Both small children and teenagers are tricked, coerced, or sold into prostitution, pornography, or forced labor. Many are transported acrossborders into the global sex trade and are never reunited with their families again.
Once a child is removed from her family, the trafficker often confiscates her identification papers and takes her to an unknown location. There she may be drugged and forced into prostitution, pornography, or menial servitude. Often the child is beaten, raped, and locked up with little hope of escape.
Even if the child becomes free, she may require a lifetime of counseling and social services to heal from the deep physical and emotional traumas she has experienced. These are the types of services that Rapha House provides. By supporting our work, you can help us to continue providing these services.