Monday, December 06, 2010

MISSSEY (Motivating, Inspiring, Supporting, & Serving Sexually Exploited Youth)

When most people think about prostitution and human trafficking they think of far away underdeveloped lands. The truth is it is happening right here in our city. Oakland has a huge problem with our young ladies being forced into this dangerous lifestyle.

"Every day some of the Bay Area’s most vulnerable youth are sexually exploited for other people's profit. They are bought and sold, beaten, drugged, hustled, molested, and raped. Ultimately, they are discarded when they no longer fetch a p...rice. The number of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) is increasing, while the average age is decreasing. Further, these youth are often considered criminals, as if they're seeking to be abused, rather than victims of domestic human trafficking )”. Now there is place we can go to help these young ladies.

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