Sexual Abuse & Exploitation

Alimayu Ministries was formed in 2006 out of a passion to confront sexual victimization and a vision to see women healed and set free from it’s effects.  Sexual abuse & exploitation includes childhood sexual abuse, marital/relational sexual abuse, sexual assault and sex trafficking.  Here are some staggering statistics:

Sexual Abuse

1 out of every 3 women have been sexually abused at some point in their lives

1 in 4 girls are sexually abused before age 18

1 in 6 boys are sexually abused before age 18

1 in 5 children are solicited on the internet

It is estimated that there are over 39 million survivors of sexual abuse living in America today

Over 3 million reports of child abuse are received each year…this number does not include unreported cases

Victims of sexual abuse facts:

70-80% of sexual abuse survivors report excessive drug and/or alcohol abuse

60% of teen mothers have a history of sexual abuse

Sexual assault

1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime

17.7 million American women have been victims of attempted or completed rape

Victims of sexual assault are:

3 times more likely to suffer from depression

6 times more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

13 times more likely to abuse alcohol

26 times more likely to abuse drugs

4 times more likely to consider suicide

Sex Trafficking

Since 2007, the National Human Trafficking Hotline, operated by Polaris, has received reports of 22,191 sex trafficking cases inside the United States.

In 2016, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children estimated that 1 in 6 endangered runaways reported to them were likely sex trafficking victims.

Globally, the International Labor Organization estimates that there are 4.5 million people trapped in forced sexual exploitation globally.

Victims of sex trafficking:

Are greatly impacted emotionally, physically, and psychologically

Most often suffer from PTSD

Become socially compromised

Help is available. If you or someone you know needs help in this area, please contact me!

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