human trafficking prevention month
January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month, a time for realizing that slavery actually did not end with the Emancipation Proclamation. As a matter of fact, the U.S. State Department tells us that there are 12.3 million "trafficking slaves" around the world today.
Advocates are hopeful that the legislation will have a measurable impact by raising awareness at prime locations where pimps exploit their victims.
"It is barbaric and it is evil and it has no place in a civilized world," Obama said about the multi-million dollar industry
Guest Rani Hong shares her story of being kidnapped at age 7.