Human Trafficking is an international problem
But it's also happening in your backyard...
There has been a growing movement in America to raise awareness about the horrific epidemic of human trafficking – specifically, the criminal sexual exploitation of children. An overwhelming majority of the victims of human slavery are children between the ages of 12 and 17 years old. Once a child is sold into sexual slavery, their average lifespan is just 2-4 years. These children are threatened, beaten, raped, drugged, and sold. It is truly a hopeless situation with seemingly no escape.
The Defender Foundation is an IRS 501(c)3 non-profit organization that brings both activism and action to this fight. Our Shield Teams set up shelters and safe houses and risk their lives on dangerous rescue missions to bring these children out of bondage and onto the path of freedom. We’re not here to simply raise more awareness; raising awareness about this issue is simply not enough. The Defender Foundation exists to give people an opportunity to DO something about this insidious form of modern-day slavery. Reader, get ready; it is time for your Knight Job!