Helping Victims of Human Trafficking

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Freedom Magazine highlights the work of Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit FAIR Girls in combating modern American slavery.

Andrea Powell, co-founder and executive director of FAIR Girls is featured in the February 2015 issue of Freedom Magazine.

In an interview in the current edition of Freedom Magazine, Andrea Powell, co-founder and executive director of FAIR Girls, describes an appalling social problem of which most Americans are unaware—that slavery is a thriving business in America, with more than 100,000 American girls and boys at risk of being sold into sex trafficking every year and 13 being the average age of entry into a life of commercial sexual exploitation in the United States.

FAIR Girls (Free, Aware, Inspired, Restored), is a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit that assists survivors of human trafficking through education and empowerment, helping find homes for young victims of human trafficking and assisting them to pursue careers.

Powell and her team helps young victims of human trafficking rebuild their lives and future while raising awareness by training hundreds of law enforcement personnel, social workers and others in how to identify and assist victims of sex and forced labor trafficking. She is also an adjunct professor at the Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University.

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