Party with a Purpose! Stop Traffic Kentucky is a KY registered non-profit that seeks to educate and train about human trafficking and fundraise for trafficking survivors.
Help us raise money for victims of human trafficking in Kentucky.
Friday, May 3, 2019
7 pm - 11 pm
Dress to Impress
* we regret this venue may not be accessible to those with wheelchairs
The Stop Traffic Gala is a party hosted annually on Derby Eve to raise $10,000 in aid for victims and survivors of human trafficking. All profits from this event will be donated to the Bakhita Empowerment Initiative (BEI). A program with the Catholic Charities of Louisville, the Bakhita Empowerment Initiative works to provide assistance to victims of human trafficking and educating the community on the subject, including how to recognize potential victims who are being forced or manipulated into providing labor or sex work.
Statistics About Human Trafficking
In 2018, 9 people were charged in a human trafficking sting Derby weekend by the Louisville Metro Police Department.
The Kentucky Cabinet of Health and Family Services outlined in their report for the past five years a total of 786 reports of the trafficking of minors, children, involving 949 alleged victims.
While the Cabinet covers reports across all media, the National Human Trafficking Hotline (Operated by the Polaris Project) can only account for reports they receive via email, online tips, and phone calls. According to their statistics by state, since 2013 approximately 34% of human trafficking reports involved minors in Kentucky.
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