3 Generations has been documenting stories of sex trafficking since 2010. To date, we have created more than twenty videos, three award-winning short films, and the feature documentary Tricked. We believe that sex trafficking is a human rights abuse and intend to continue to sound the alarm about the devastation that it causes.
It is estimated that there are 4.5 million victims of sex trafficking worldwide. In the United States alone, on any given day, there are more than 300,000 children enslaved in the commercial sex industry. It is a booming industry that thrives because there is high demand. Sex trafficking generates an estimated $99 billion a year in profits making it the second-largest source of profit from organized crime groups behind drug trafficking.
There are many different types of victims, US citizens, foreign nationals, women, men, children and LGBTQ individuals. Vulnerable populations are the frequent target of traffickers, including runaway and homeless youth, and victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, war and social discrimination. The sex traffickers themselves come from all social and economic backgrounds. They can be pimps, powerful businessmen, doctors, lawyers and teachers.
Sex trafficking occurs in a range of venues. Fake massage businesses, brothels, motels, high rise apartments, mansions and even planes. It occurs in every city and state in this country and is far more prevalent than the average person believes.
We invite you to visit our website www.3generations.org for more updates on this and all of our current projects.