Rush Hour [Traffic] exists to raise awareness about injustice and to fight human trafficking in Arkansas and beyond. One step at a time, we are working together as a team, inviting others with the same passion to join us on our mission to stop injustice.
[R]ECOGNIZE :: facts
[H]ALT :: injustice
[T]RANSFORM :: lives
Ways You Can Help
You can get involved now! Be a part of Rush Hour [Traffic] and help stop this horrific crime! It is a local and global problem that is growing with amazing speed. Raising awareness is the first key – if people don’t understand what is happening, they won’t know how to help.
- Tell all of your friends and family that trafficking is a huge issue
- Begin memorizing facts and get the word out there…simply talk about it
- Do your own research – learn the signs of victims of human sex trafficking
- Know how to report a suspected incident of human trafficking
- Buy some of our merch and sport the message of awareness
- Plan a fundraiser for RHT…consistent funding is necessary in order to rescue girls and help restore lives
- Donate “care packages” for the victims…hygiene and toiletry products are most necessaryHelp in the RHT creative department: donate your artwork or creative design
- Every 30 seconds, a woman or child becomes a victim of human trafficking.
- The average age of entry for girls and boys is 11–14 years old.
- Over 27 million people are victims of human trafficking worldwide.
- 25% of all child sex tourists around the world are U.S. citizens.
- A former NBA star was just arrested for sex trafficking in Bentonville, AR.
- The US Dept. of Justice estimates that there are 200,000 U.S. citizens, mainly children and young women, who are at high risk of being trafficked throughout the U.S. for sexual purposes.
- The average victim is forced to have sex up to 20-30 times per day.
- Human trafficking is the THIRD LARGEST organized crime in the world and well on its way to being the largest.
HUMAN TRAFFICKING [by definition] — the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person through the use of force or coercion, for the purpose of exploitation.
Human trafficking is not just a problem in other countries. Cases of human trafficking have been reported in all 50 states, Washington D.C., and some U.S. territories. It is modern day slavery – forced prostitution. It is brutal and a growing problem that generates an estimated 32 billion dollars annually according to the United Nations.
It is the most profitable business for organized crime after drug and arms trafficking. Many drug and arms dealers are now adding human trafficking to their racket as well… the reason:
“You can only sell a stash of drugs or weapons once, but you can sell a boy or a girl fifteen to forty times a night.”
“Demand is the most significant factor fueling human trafficking.”