Viewpoint with Seeta and Friends was happy to support (as well as our great sponsors, Jennifer Coberly, Christy Sanchez, Jotkoff and Associates, Cloud 9 Sleep shop and Dixie Crossroads Restaurant) a show all about the epidemic of Human Trafficking. Below is some information from the Zonta of Melbourne Website. We were pleased to have Claire Ellis, a representative from Zonta and Jennifer Coberly, Local Attorney in Melbourne FL speak about the issues that we experience as a result of the #1 Industry of trafficking. Human trafficking beats out drugs and weapons- how sad. Listen in so you can learn what you can do to make sure that you and your families are safe.
Viewpoint with Seeta and Friends airs each Monday on 1300 WMEL, The Talk to Me Station in Cocoa Florida at the Noon to 1 pm hour. We talk about politics, community affairs, education and entertainment in Brevard County, Nationwide and Internationally. Each week we have a guest that gives us more education about how we can get involved, heal ourselves or educate our families on what matters. Tune in!
Human Trafficking (HT)
This project strives to educate the political leadership, law enforcement and the general public on the subject of Human Trafficking and its prominence in the State of Florida.
- FLA is #3
- 21 million in forced labor worldwide 12.3 million in sex trafficking. Some are victims of both
- In the US 70% of female victims are involved in sex trafficking, 30% in labor
- Appprox 100-300K American children are sex trafficked each year (average age between 12-14)
- Generates $32 billion internationally annually and is one of the top 3 int’l crimes along with drugs and arms
If you suspect a HT student is at your door, please call the hotline above and do the following:
- Don’t buy the product
- Ask them for their ID and take a picture
- Call the non-emergency (not 911) to notify them