Women's Council of Realtors Partners with Nissi Worldwide to Spread Word about Human Trafficking

By: Women's Council of Realtors, Florida
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - Dec. 1, 2020 - PRLog -- Although slavery is commonly thought to be a thing of the past, human traffickers generate hundreds of billions of dollars in profits by trapping millions of people around the world. Here in the United States, children are most vulnerable to this crime. The majority of them are taken from their families and are transported across borders into prostitution, pornography, or forced labor.

The Women's Council of Realtors, Florida (WCR) announced that it is partnering with Nissi Worldwide to spread the word about human trafficking. They will focus on providing prevention, rescue, and restoration for people who have suffered from this crime. With over 28 networks across the state and 1500 members, Florida Women's Council feels that it is their obligation to give back to their communities and help/serve where they can make a difference.

According to Amy Snook, 2021 President, Women's Council of Realtors, Florida, "Contrary to common assumption, human and sex trafficking is not only a problem in third world countries. In fact, 2,105 of the 7,621 human trafficking cases recorded in 2016 involved U.S. citizens. In spite of these shocking statistics, very few Americans know that it is happening in their own communities and neighborhoods. Awareness of human trafficking is one of the most important steps in saving a person from being trafficked. Our members and our communities must be aware of the signs so that together we may make a difference. That, along with donations to help those rescued feel human and whole as they work toward rehabilitation is what we want to accomplish."

"Individuals that have been trafficked and are set free require a lifetime of counseling and social services to heal from the deep physical, emotional, and spiritual traumas they experienced," states Sara Lefevers, President and CEO of Nissi Worldwide. "Cases of human trafficking have been reported in all 50 states and the U.S. territories. On top of these staggering numbers, many cases go unreported, making it difficult for law enforcement to control."

Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal activity in the world. Its damaging effects are impacting people of all races, backgrounds, and nationalities, including thousands of slaves here in the United States. Thousands of men, women, and children fall into the hands of traffickers. It is estimated that 20.9 million victims are trapped in modern-day slavery globally every year. No matter where you live, chances are it's happening nearby.

There is a need for monetary and physical donations to Nissi Worldwide and the Red Bag Project, a support project for victims served by Nissi. People can donate rolling bags or duffle bags with toiletries, clothes, twin-sized bedding, gift cards, etc. For more information email slefevers@nissiworldwide.org .

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