Between 25 and 40 million people are victims of human trafficking across the globe. This includes millions of children who are enslaved in sex trafficking.
On July 30 the Alaska Watchman attended a rally in downtown Wasilla that aimed to raise awareness about how to fight human trafficking locally, especially child sex trafficking.
In this interview, rally organizer Lacey Libbey talks about some of the challenges facing Alaska. In particular the gathering aimed to raise support for My House, a nonprofit that serves Alaskans ages 14 to 24 who are at risk due to homelessness. This population is among the most vulnerable to human trafficking.
Click here to view the interview.