What is the magnitude of this modern evil?
When it comes to the reality of human trafficking, so many of us react in disbelief. The fact is, in a recent study done by the United Nations, between 20-40 million victims are trapped in modern-day slavery today. The vast majority of cases go undetected.
Worse yet, it’s happening right in our backyard: Florida is among the three worst human trafficking states.
The Lifeboat Project is working hard to end this harrowing injustice. We are doing more than just raising awareness for labor and sex trafficking; we help victims become survivors.
THE AVERAGE AGE A CHILD ENTERS THE SEX TRADE
OF VICTIMS ARE IDENTIFIED
IS GENERATED THOUGH TRAFFICKING, SECOND ONLY TO DRUGS
OF VICTIMS ARE SEXUALLY EXPLOITED
VICTIMS ARE FORCED INTO THE SEX TRADE
OF HT PROFITS ARE GENERATED THROUGH SEXUAL EXPLOITATION
WORK IN CONSTRUCTION, MANUFACTURING, MINING, OR HOSPITALITY
ARE DOMESTIC WORKERS
WORK IN AGRRICULTURE
Making Waves Through Awareness and Education
The Silent Signal
The Lifeboat Project collaborated with Rotary International to help victims reach out for help using the “H” and “T” (Human Tracking) in America Sign Language. Signs and a video are available throughout Central Florida to educate potential victims.Read More
Introducing An App Designed to Prevent Trafficking
The Lifeboat Project’s mission includes human trafficking prevention and education. In partnership with world-renowned Engineering and Computer Simulation, we have developed a gaming app to educate junior high and high school students on how to protect themselves from human trafficking and exploitation.
The objective of the game is for the player to ultimately recognize and correctly identify cues or “Red flags” that could signify a situation where trafficking may be occurring. This app has received prestigious awards in the categories of Education and Gaming.