An estimated 5.5 million children worldwide are victims of human trafficking -- an absolute disgrace. What is even harder to believe is that thousands of these children are within the United States and child trafficking occurs within every single state.
Survivors of human trafficking are modern day slaves living without freedom. They are kept in bondage. Even when they are rescued from their perpetrators, they are not truly freed since they have nowhere to turn to for help.
I have always been proud to call progressive, liberal San Francisco my adopted home, until now. I was horrified to learn that San Francisco is one of the centers for international crime networks that smuggle and enslave women.