Human Rights Organization Says: The American Dream Becomes a Nightmare for some in Florida
By: United for Human Rights Center
"Modern day slavery, better known as human trafficking, is the means of selling freedom for profit." Said Cristian Vargas, the Executive Director of United for Human Rights' Florida chapter. "A young local from Orlando went missing and within hours we helped the police find her in Tampa being taken to a brothel. That's how fast and deceiving traffickers are."
WFLA reported: "According to a study of the U.S. Department of Justice human trafficking task force cases, 83 percent of sex trafficking victims identified in the United States were U.S. citizens. The same study also found that the average age that a trafficked victim is first used for commercial sex is between 12 and 14 years old. Some victims are as young as 9 years old." 1
Since 2008, when United for Human Rights opened its Florida chapter led by late-President Gracia Bennish, its efforts have included bringing the signs of human trafficking directly to students in classrooms. To date, UHR has taught tens of thousands of students their rights, and they've worked with community leaders and NGOs by providing them with free human rights material for them to utilize and raise awareness on the subject.
The UHR materials are all centered on the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the most widely-accepted human rights document in the world. UHR created easy to understand and teach resources that advocate against human trafficking, bullying and violations against humanity.
To learn more and schedule a seminar, contact Cristian Vargas, at (727) 467-6960, or email Cristian@humanrights.com. Follow UHR on Facebook and Instagram @HumanRightsFL.
About United for Human Rights:
United for Human Rights is an international non-profit, non-religious educational program based on the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Its purpose is to teach youth their human rights and create valuable advocates for tolerance and peace. United for Human Rights is one of eight humanitarian programs the Church of Scientology supports. It was Scientology Founder, L. Ron Hubbard who said, "Human rights must be made a fact, not an idealistic dream."
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