Impact

The impact of sex trafficking can be alarming, often overlooked.
Here's a closer look.

 
 

KNOW IT

Trafficking in persons is a serious crime and a grave violation of human rights. Every year, thousands of men, women and children fall into the hands of traffickers, in their own countries and abroad. Almost every country in the world is affected by trafficking, whether as a country of origin, transit or destination for victims.

Elements Of Human Trafficking

On the basis of the definition given in the Trafficking in Persons Protocol, it is evident that trafficking in persons has three constituent elements:

The Act (What is done) - Recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons

The Means (How it is done) - Threat or use of force, coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power or vulnerability, or giving payments or benefits to a person in control of the victim

The Purpose (Why it is done) - For the purpose of exploitation, which includes exploiting the prostitution of others, sexual exploitation, forced labor, slavery or similar practices and the removal of organs.





Criminalization Of Human Trafficking

Attempts to commit a trafficking offence
Participation as an accomplice in such an offence
Organizing or directing others to commit trafficking.

The legislative definition should be dynamic and flexible so as to empower the legislative framework to respond effectively to trafficking which:

  • Occurs both across borders and within a country (not just cross-border)
  • Is for a range of exploitative purposes (not just sexual exploitation)
  • Victimizes children, women and men (Not just women, or adults, but also men and children)
  • Takes place with or without the involvement of organized crime groups.

 

INFORMATION COURTESY OF United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime. For More Information Go To: www.unodc.org

 

32

BILLION Annual profit

2

MILLION, Exploited
children Every year

 

3rd

Largest crime industry
(behind drugs & Illegal arms)

76%

transactions for sex with
underage girls start oNLINE

 
 
 

Knowing what you didn't may make all the difference in the world. 

 
 

Human trafficking affects many people around the world. An average slave costs about $90 worldwide. Men and Women can be victims of trafficking. Mollie's House specializes in the Human Trafficking that takes place in Fresno County and the central valley. The central valley is the middle passage when it comes to modern day slavery. Girls trafficked come from the outside area but are normally routed through the Fresno/ Central valley.

This is where Mollie's House comes in. We are called when girls matching the description of CSEC (Comercially and Sexually exploited children) are located in Fresno county or its surrounding areas. We take the girls to a secure location and begin our treatment.

Many victims are unaware that they are even being exploited. They are told that they are the significant others of the trafficker or best friends with his "main" girl. This type of trafficking is one of the most common used in the states. The process is simple and direct. They befriend a young girl. Then they convince her to run away from home. After this the girl is victim to many abusive behaviors and acts. 

The victims of this torture are also convinced that the men love them. The girls most likely earn no money from their encounters and are forced to give it all to the pimp.

Mollie's house attempts to be the safe lighthouse in a dark world for the victims. We provide services to ensure that these girls can receive help from their trauma and move on in their lives. 

 

On The Rise

Sex Trafficking on the Rise in Millions

The facts are just that, but there is hope!

 
 
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EMPOWER SILENT VOICES

The word of God is most  important to spreading the message of hope at Mollie's House. Mollie's house has developed many programs to aide in the faith based learning we strive to encourage in our programs. Mollie's House utilizes daily devotions and games to boost the morale and confidence of the young women in our care. Mollie's House is a safe haven of hope.

In the bible, we are encouraged to take care of our fellow man and that is what Mollie's house does. Our namesake comes from our founder's grandmother.  Mollie followed the teachings of Jesus Christ in many ways but her calling was in helping those not as fortunate as her. God calls each of us to help each other and we encourage our girls to volunteer, pray, and to be involved in their own healing. Girls attend church services and learn prayer. Prayer is encouraged in Mollie's House because we believe that we can do all things through Christ. 

Then the King will say, ‘I’m telling the solemn truth: Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me—You did it to me.’
— Matthew 25:40 MSG

Mollie's house is a place determined to make a difference in the world. We not only want to provide shelter and a safe space; we want to save these girl's lives. The trajectory they are on when they come to us is a path destined for darkness. We believe it our duty to explain to them that Christ loves and cares about them while also encouraging them to seek God in their own way. Our programs are designed to encourage free thinking and loving ones self.  

Mollie's House offers bible study and words of encouragement to the young women that these girls will grow to be. We encourage our young women to seek out and find that pure and everlasting love that is God.  We encourage the young women to find a path of beauty and acceptance. We encourage them to help others along the way. We pray with them, we accept them and we try to provide them with hope for the future.. 

 
 

A Survivor's Journey

 

IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE SEEN A MISSING CHILD, PLEASE USE THE CYBERTIPLINE TO REPORT CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION.  REPORTS MAY BE MADE 24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK ONLINE.  CLICK THE LINK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION.

https://report.cybertip.org/

NEED HELP???

1 (888) 373-7888

National Human Trafficking Resource Center

SMS: 233733 (Text "HELP" or "INFO")Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week

Languages: English, Spanish and 200 more languages

 
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