Human Trafficking

Did you know? It is estimated that over 20 million people worldwide are victims of Human Trafficking. 80% of these victims are women. On average, victims of Human Trafficking particularly involved in Sex Trade die in 7 years after they are abducted. We at Mary’s Song have are moved with compassion for the countless lives destroyed by Human Trafficking especially in our own city, New Orleans. Our program is available to help restore women who were victims of human trafficking. If you or someone you know is a victim of human trafficking, please contact us at  (504) 822-1341 or email us at [email protected] “The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound” Isaiah 61:1   Sources Cited:   § According to the U.S. Department of State’s 2007 Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP Report), estimates vary from 4 to 27 million.   § The International Labor Organization (ILO) estimates 2.4 million people were victims of human trafficking from 1995-2005. This estimate uses the UN Protocol definition of human trafficking, and includes both transnational and internal data.   § 80% – Percent of transnational victims who are women and girls.   o Source: U.S. Department of State, Trafficking in Persons Report: 2007. Human Trafficking New Orleans