NCBW Fights Back Human Trafficking breakfast and panel discussion will occur on Friday morning, May 11th, at the Salvation Army Northwest Community Center located 600 North Rosemary Avenue in West Palm Beach.
From 7:30 AM through 9:30 AM, NCBW West Palm Beach Chapter breakfast and panel discussion will include representatives from the Sheriff’s office, WPB Police, and other area experts who will speak on the human trafficking situation here in south Florida and what we’re doing as a state to fight back.
According to the Black Women’s Roundtable 4th Annual 2017 report produced by the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation forty percent of trafficking victims are black. Women account for 68% trafficked for sex. Black children make up 55% of all prostitution-related arrests. The report goes further by stating the household disparity our black girls are experiencing in this country and that we need to give attention to single-parents and fight to prevent young girls from becoming victims of trafficking.
The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) that advances science and health shared in their Obstetrics & Gynecology review that 80% percent of human trafficking victims are women and children. The US Department of Justice reports a child is trafficked every 2 minutes. Florida Health and Florida Department of Education statistics reveal that of 20 plus million human trafficking victims worldwide – men, women, and children – 2.5 million reside right here in the United States. Next, to California and New York, the State of Florida ranks 3rd in the nation as the largest human trafficking destination in the country.
DoSomething.org, a global movement of young people making positive change display 11 facts about Human Trafficking and how we all can take action. Join us for our Human Trafficking breakfast & panel discussion.