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Interview with Becca Cary, Executive Director of Hands of Justice, a non-profit dedicated to helping survivors of human trafficking.
A term we rarely hear is “human trafficking.” What is human trafficking? Essentially, it is the trade of a human being for the purpose of forced labor, sexual slavery, or commercial sexual exploitation. It is an ugly word!
There was a three-year study conducted at the University of Texas, started in 2017 and specific to the state of Texas. The study found that there are over 79,000 minors and youth who are victims of sex trafficking, in Texas alone! There are over 300,000 people currently being trafficked in Texas! Worldwide, according to the International Labor Organization, there are an estimated 40.3 million victims of human trafficking and 25% of these victims are children. Further, human traffickers have realized over $150 billion in profits with two-thirds coming from commercial sexual exploitation. Can we agree? This is a problem!
Now, enter Becca Cary. A survivor, overcomer, and one who is now thriving. Becca had to endure years of domestic sex trafficking. Sadly, Becca’s story is not unique. But what is unique is how Becca has turned her life into a mission of helping others who have had similar experiences. To this day, Becca has positively impacted many by giving survivors the opportunity to reclaim their lives. Several years ago Becca started a non-profit, Hands of Justice, an organization dedicated to helping survivors. Hands of Justice has educated and empowered over 700 individuals and the need continues to grow.
Becca now speaks throughout the United States on human trafficking and was recently featured in a short film for the new Goya Care initiative. In this episode, listen to her story and become active in the fight against human trafficking.
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