Human trafficking awareness event held in Murrells Inlet

MURRELlS INLET, SC (WBTW) Hundreds of people filled Belin Memorial United Methodist Church in Murrells Inlet Saturday to increase awareness about human trafficking.

Several people spoke at the workshop including Fifteenth Circuit Solicitor Jimmy Richardson and US Senator Tim Scott.

Human TraffickingThe message centered around efforts to recognize and stop human trafficking throughout the world as well in South Carolina

“The number one thing we can do is to make people aware about an issue that is very prevalent and right here in our state,” Rev. Scott Johnson Associate Pastor of Belin Memorial UMC said. “We can also make people aware of what our new comprehensive law says and what law enforcement is looking at and also the resources community that we can support to make a difference to combat human trafficking.”

The International Labour Organization reports there are 29 million people trapped in slavery worldwide with 80 percent of those victims being female.

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