Human Trafficking II

 

Suzi Hansen from the Beautiful Dreams Society  and OATH speaks to Downtown Kiwanians and guests about human trafficking in Oklahoma as well as in other states. The audience was rather surprised at the what is happening in our own backyards from labor trafficking to sex trafficking.

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Excerpt from an online article:

"A speaker for Oklahomans Against Trafficking Humans (OATH) shared statistics and accounts of the problems of human trafficking in Oklahoma and beyond.  Suzi Hanson related that the Oklahoma City area, major vehicle tributaries,  is one of the most active areas in the nation in human trafficking, including the sex trade.       Key targets for trafficking are girls and women in the following categories: 1) low income/poverty/low education, 2) runaways/throwaways, 3) alcohol and drug environments, 4) relationship traffic, 5) undocumented families, and 6) troubled teens.    OATH is a non-profit NGO dedicated to increasing awareness of human trafficking, to identify victims, and work collaboratively with partners to provide services to identified victims in Oklahoma."

See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/2745/Stories/awareness-of-human-trafficking#sthash.9dlGc3sL.dpuf"

To learn more:

2013 News Story from the News 9

http://www.news9.com/story/22948850/oklahomans-against-human-trafficking-shuts-down

http://www.outlookoklahoma.com/archives/m.blog/27/safe-house