“You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.” William Wilberforce
Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) December 27, 2012
Non-profit, Pittsburgh - based Resolution Hope has taken a lead position nationally to fight the growing epidemic of child sex trafficking in America.
In a 2010 congressional hearing to a Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, 13 states testified regarding domestic minor sex trafficking. The following facts were revealed
1. Minimums of 100,000 American children are trafficked for sexual exploitation in America each year.
2. The average age a girl enters into prostitution is 12 to 13 years.
3. Annual revenues from this crime in the U.S. are second now only to illegal drug sales.
This New Years Eve Resolution Hope launches the National 13A Campaign to end child trafficking in the US by hosting a New Years Eve concert event at Stage AE on Pittsburgh’s North Shore. The evening will include musical performances by nationally renowned recording artists Matthew West, Britt Nicole, and Pittsburgh’s Rebecca & Greg Sparks. The event will air live on Pittsburgh based Cornerstone Television (http://www.ctvn.org) and simulcast on True God TV(http://www.truegod.tv) January 31,2012 9pm to 12:30am .
The mission of Resolution Hope is to end domestic minor sex trafficking in the United States through awareness, education, and empowering individuals who are willing to bring this human rights violation to an end. The goal of the 13A campaign is to facilitate state policy changes, secure safe harbor provisions for victims, and ensure appropriate penalties to those who engage in this horrific injustice at any level. Proceeds of the New Years Eve Event will be used toward the Legacy of Freedom Concert tour, which is one initiative of the 13A Campaign. The Legacy of Freedom Concert Tour aims to educate and empower college students across the Nation to take a stand against domestic child sex trafficking.
Through the 13A Campaign and this New Years Eve event, the “City of Champions” is being given the opportunity to reflect its moniker by taking a leading initiative to end child trafficking in America. Individuals and businesses throughout the greater Pittsburgh region are taking a stand with Resolution Hope to see this injustice brought to an end in our city and across the country.