Status of Women
Sandra Muragin, Maryann Sasaki, Kathy Crowell, Erika Valente, Khara Jabola-Carolus, Edie Ignacio-Neumiller, Sharon Lasker and Patricia Wistinghausen.
"If there were no buyers, there would be no business for the pimps and traffickers and no victims of human trafficking," Ms. Roe-Sepowitz
The statistics were shocking...they interviewed known participants who were sex trafficked in Hawaii. 59.1% reported childhood abuse, 81.8% reported a close family member in jail, 72.2% witnessed drug use in their homes as children, the average age of a first sex trafficking experience was 14.7 years old and 27.7% reported being raped or gang raped by their first trafficker as part of their grooming into the sex trafficking situation. To read more on these reports go to the Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women website: https://humanservices.hawaii.gov/hscsw.
Arizona State *Speakers*!
Ellen Ching, Sharon Lasker, Edie Ignacio Neumiller, *Kristin Bracy*, *Dominique Roe-Sepowitz*, Sandra Muragin and Theresa Koki,