Roseville Nonprofit Fights Sex Trafficking
Roseville- A new report released by the International Labor Organization shows the human trafficking business is a $100 billion industry, more than double since 2005.
This is why nonprofit Agape International Missions (AIM) in Roseville has successfully reintegrated more than 200 survivors of sex trafficking.
Since 2005, AIM has opened three AIM Employment Centers (AEC) that train and sustain employment for 171 people.
"A $100 billion dollar industry sounds like a shocking number until you immerse yourself in communities like Svay Pak, Cambodia, where most of the children are trafficked for sex," Agape Director of Siem Reap Ministries Clayton Butler said. "This number becomes real in the faces of the children who are sold, sometimes by their own parents, in a society that has become financially dependent on exploitation. To end sex trafficking, we must not only stop the problem but also offer economic alternatives."
Employees receive medical care, counseling, childcare, a family-style lunch and one hour of primary education a day. Additionally, a survivor of trafficking who works at AEC will have coworkers who understand her struggles and can aid her in the journey.
AIM was founded in 1989 as a humanitarian aid and church organization in Cambodia. Since 2005, its ministries have focused on ending the evil of child sexual slavery.
The ILO report said about 21 million- men, women and children are in forced labor or work in slave-like conditions.
About 11.4 million- or 55- percent are women. The Asia-Pacific region accounts by far for the largest number of victims - about 11.7 million people, which is where AIM is trying to stop sex trafficking.
AIM opened its first restoration home in Cambodia in 2006, rescuing more than 50 young girls from sex trafficking during the first year. Two years later, AIM opened Rahab's House, a community center in Svay Pak, considered the center of the sex trafficking trade of young girls.
For more information, visit www.agapewebsite.org
Print This Article
Placer County News Headlines$96,000 Raised for Fallen Officers with Help of Dutch Bros.On Wednesday, October 29, Dutch Bros. Coffee owners in the Sacramento area banded together with the community to raise $96,697 to support the families of Sacramento Sheriff Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer County Sheriff's Detective Michael David Davis Jr.
Roseville Police Seek Suspect in Halloween Crime61-year-old Daniel Rosario is being sought by Roseville police in connection with an early-morning burglary, car theft and attempted assault on an officer
Roseville, Rocklin Among Top Choices for Young FamiliesRoseville and Rocklin are ranked among the top 10 places in Northern California for young families according to a NerdWallet report
Kings, Sacramento Community Break Ground on Arena Marking the culmination of a decade-long effort to build a new arena in Sacramento, today the community officially celebrated the groundbreaking of the new downtown Entertainment and Sports Center (ESC).
Roseville Hit and Run Reward OfferedRoseville Crime Stoppers is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of a wrong-way driver who crashed into another car and then fled the scene
Free Alzheimer's Caregivers Workshop at UC DavisOnline registration begins Nov. 4 for the UC Davis Mini Medical School, a series of Saturday classes ideally geared for foresighted middle-agers and novice seniors
Roseville California Crime Brief (10.29.14) Crime brief update report for Roseville, California October 29, 2014.
Halloween Safety TipsCostumes, jack-'o-lanterns, haunted house and scary ghost stories mark this time of year as all kids of all ages enjoy the spirit of Halloween
Memorial for Slain Officer to be Held in RosevilleThe memorial service for Detective Michael Davis, who was killed in the line of duty will be held Tuesday, November 4, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at Adventure Christian Church
2,400 Volunteers Turn Out in Rocklin for Annual EventMore than 2,400 volunteers packed 520,992 meals for malnourished children around the world at a three-day event at William Jessup University in Rocklin.
Sinking Gas Prices Won't Last The U.S. average price of gasoline ($3.03/gal) continues its slide to levels last seen in December 2010... and today, more than one-half of the nation's gas stations offer regular
Dutch Bros. to Raise Funds for Fallen Officers' Families Dutch Bros. Coffee owners in the Sacramento area are raising funds to support the families of Sacramento Sheriff Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer County Sheriff's Detective Michael David Davis Jr.