Modern Day Slavery
Rescued by MMAD from Traffickers
Founder Diana Davis responded to a late night desperate call for help from a 17 year old girl stranded on the streets of Phoenix. Diana was able to find the young girl and rescue her in a parking lot, as she was about to be sold to a sex trafficker by the procurer who had posed as her friend. Diana got her into Phoenix Dream Center for trafficked women before dawn.
The United Nations defines human trafficking as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, or receipt of persons by improper means (such as force, abduction, fraud, or coercion) for an improper purpose including forced labor or sexual exploitation.
Human smuggling is the facilitation, transportation or illegal entry of a person(s) across an international border, in violation of one or more countries laws, either clandestinely or through deception. Often, human smuggling is conducted in order to obtain a financial or other material benefit for the smuggler.
MoviesMakingADifference a 501c3, addresses, raises awareness and then aids the survivors of such crimes.
Truck stops are notoriously commonplace hubs for traffickers, as tragically became apparent this month in Texas.
For years now, our MMAD volunteers like Laura DeLisa have been posting in Truck Stops during their road trips, After learning through MoviesMakingADifference, they know what to look for and how to help victims.