My major advisor connected me with the director of Confere Inservitus, a Pittsburgh-area nationally-conscious anti-human trafficking organization. Coolest 3 facts:
- They’re working to gather national statistics on trafficking victims,
- They’ll use those statistics to trace source regions, and then go and help prevent future victimization.
- They’re looking for interns.
PS: Why the picture of McDonalds? Because one of the most striking images from my first week of training at Polaris was the story of a teenaged girl who was rewarded by her boyfriend for selling sex for the first time by a special meal–at McDonalds. Very young girls in commercial sex, victims of sex trafficking, are still kids and the same bribes any parents would use still work.