Slavery wasn't abolished in 1834.
27,000,000 people are enslaved all across the world.
Of those 27 million, approximately 80% are women and girls.
Two children are sold every minute, every 60 seconds. The average age of a trafficked victim is 12-14 years old. Every year, 1 million children are exploited by the global commercial sex trade.
The total yearly profits generated by the human trafficking industry. It's everywhere. 161 countries are affected by human trafficking.
Think it's just an epidemic in foreign countries? Think again. Almost 300,000 American children are at risk for trafficking into the sex industry. It's here. It's in your town. Your neighborhood. It's right before your eyes.
99% of trafficked victims are never rescued. That's 1 in 100. But we believe in not just reading the statistics, but changing them. Because ignoring sex trafficking doesn't make it go away.
These aren't just numbers. They're people.
million people enslaved
% are women and girls
billion dollar industry
"In It To Prevent It" is the movement behind Colors of Hope.
It's our very heartbeat to prevent individuals from entering the cycle,
and get them on the route to true freedom.
We're more than a campaign or a momentary movement, we're Preventionists.
This horrific epidemic was staring us in the face and we decided we would do more than stare back.
When Colors of Hope founder, Jodie Webb, was sexually abused and sex trafficked, she had a horse to run to instead of back into the industry that made her a victim. We join the others who are waging war on these perpetrators, and we are #InItToPreventIt in hopes that our program strengthens those on the front lines doing the rescuing. We're here to prevent increasing statistics and facilitate restoration.
We pray that every individual has an opportunity to heal on the back of a horse and put a hoof in the face of their trauma.