Lifetime is committed to the social issues that matter to all of us. The Lifetime Original Movie "Baby Sellers" highlights the global business of baby trafficking and selling. Through our partnerships with the following organizations, we have been able to increase awareness about child trafficking, the second largest and fastest growing crime in the world, after drugs and arms.
The global market for child trafficking is over $12 billion a year with over 1.2 million child victims. This is a critical problem and we applaud our partners for bringing awareness and urgency to this issue. For the most up to date research on human and infant trafficking, refer to the Trafficking In Persons Report released by the U.S. Department of State in June 2013.
Save the Children the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in need in the United States and around the world. Recognized for their commitment to accountability, innovation and collaboration, their work takes us into the hearts of communities, where they help children and families help themselves. When disaster strikes around the world, Save the Children is there to save lives with food, medical care, and education, and Save the Children sustains this assistance to help communities rebuild through long-term recovery programs. As quickly and as effectively as Save the Children responds to tsunamis and civil conflict, it works to resolve the ongoing struggles children face every day – poverty, hunger, illiteracy and disease – and replaces those with hope for the future. Save the Children also protects children from abuse, neglect, exploitation, violence and child trafficking through various awareness-raising social campaigns and PSAs. In 2012 alone, Save the Children helped over 125 million children around the world. To learn more about Save the Children, please visit www.savethechildren.org.
According to the U.S. Department of State, the United States is a destination country for thousands of men, women and children trafficked from all areas of the world. Many of these victims are forced or coerced into prostitution, domestic servitude, and other types of forced labor, or are bought and sold for profit. ICE, the largest investigative agency within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), works with its domestic and foreign law enforcement partners to dismantle global criminal organizations engaged in human smuggling and human trafficking. ICE also works in partnership with nongovernmental organizations to identify, rescue and provide assistance to trafficking victims. Learn more about ICE’s efforts to combat human smuggling and human trafficking by visiting www.ice.gov.