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Webinars to Cover Human Trafficking

September 29, 2010

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Two groups fighting human trafficking -- forced prostitution -- are hosting webinars to help inform truckers and travel plaza employees how they can help.


Transport For Christ is partnering with a Chapter 61 Ministries initiative, Truckers Against Trafficking, to help educate the trucking and travel plaza industries, as well as the general public, about human trafficking in America and steps they can take to fight it.

Webinars are scheduled for October 5, 13, and 26 at 9 p.m. EDT. Future webinars will be scheduled.

Human trafficking is a $32-billion-a-year business, say these advocates. They say domestic sex trafficking is occurring along our nation's highways and at its truckstops.

"While the average age for a young girl to enter the sex-for-sale industry in the United States is 12, many of them are forced to lie about their age, pretend they enjoy what they do and present a much older image of themselves," says a statement from the groups. "Because members of the trucking and travel plaza industry represent the eyes and ears of America on those highways, they can play a critical part in fighting this crime and those who perpetrate it. They simply need to know what to look for, what questions to ask and what steps to take."

More info: www.truckersagainsttrafficking.com

To sign up for a webinar, contact Scott Weidner of Transport for Christ at (717) 426-9977, or send an e-mail to: [email protected] with the subject heading "Trafficking webinar."

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