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Against Sex Trafficking of Children

 Education & Awareness

Statistics © 2017 42:7 Project

Statistics © 2017 42:7 Project


The statistics speak for themselves. The world needs to know the story. And you can be part of it.

The 42:7 PROJECT is a movement to fight the harsh reality of the human trafficking of children through advocacy for education and awareness to the general public.

The 42:7 PROJECT also represents a coalition of those who fight on the front lines of human trafficking as we serve together in the areas of: prevention, intervention, restoration and  equipping both here and abroad.  

Help be the change in the story of these children...

Fight Against Sex Trafficking



  • The average age of children trafficked is 11-14. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

  • Over 300,000 children Are trafficked for sex in the U.S. according to the U.S. Department of Justice, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

  • Every hour 42 children are trafficked 7 days a week according to the 427PROJECT.org

  • Trafficking in the U.S. increased by 35% last year according to the National Human Trafficking Hotline.

  • 83% of victims were U.S. citizens according to an investigation from 2008 to 2010 reported by the Congressional Research Service. 

  • 800,000 people are trafficked across international lines each year. Of the 800,000 50% are children, 80% are women or girls, 20% are men or boys. According to the U.S. Department of State.

  • Trafficking is an estimated 32 billion dollar industry nationwide according  to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Common Work and Living Conditions: The individual(s) in question

  • Is not free to leave or come and go as he/she wishes
  • Is under 18 and is providing commercial sex acts
  • Is in the commercial sex industry and has a pimp / manager
  • Is unpaid, paid very little, or paid only through tips
  • Works excessively long and/or unusual hours
  • Is not allowed breaks or suffers under unusual restrictions at work
  • Owes a large debt and is unable to pay it off
  • Was recruited through false promises concerning the nature and conditions of his/her work
  • High security measures exist in the work and/or living locations (e.g. opaque windows, boarded up windows, bars on windows, barbed wire, security cameras, etc.)

Poor Mental Health or Abnormal Behavior

  • Is fearful, anxious, depressed, submissive, tense, or nervous/paranoid
  • Exhibits unusually fearful or anxious behavior after bringing up law enforcement
  • Avoids eye contact

Poor Physical Health

  • Lacks health care
  • Appears malnourished
  • Shows signs of physical and/or sexual abuse, physical restraint, confinement, or torture

Lack of Control

  • Has few or no personal possessions
  • Is not in control of his/her own money, no financial records, or bank account
  • Is not in control of his/her own identification documents (ID or passport)
  • Is not allowed or able to speak for themselves (a third party may insist on being present and/or translating)


  • Claims of just visiting and inability to clarify where he/she is staying/address
  • Lack of knowledge of whereabouts and/or do not know what city he/she is in
  • Loss of sense of time
  • Has numerous inconsistencies in his/her story

- According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline.


To Report Suspected Trafficking or Get Help 
Call the National Human Trafficking Help Line: 1 (888) 373-7888
Or text Help to 233733



The 42:7 PROJECT is under the auspice of WOW Ministries International a registered 501c3 Non-Profit Organization 

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