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Jan 5, 2022

Lena Walther is the Honorary Consul of Sweden to Nevada. As a Consul, Lena also promotes the Swedish Model for Combatting Trafficking and primarily reaches out to legislators that can make a difference.
Lena opened the Consulate in 2006 and has been very active ever since.

She began her career with the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and has had assignments and lived in 10 countries throughout her and her husband’s Diplomatic careers.
She moved to Las Vegas in 1997 and has been an entrepreneur since then. Most of her time today is dedicated to Awareness Is Prevention (AIPNV.ORG).

In 2014, she co-founded a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Awareness Is Prevention (AIP), which brings awareness of sex trafficking of minors. Through targeted training programs for school-age children and their parents, and an “Awareness through the Arts” program for vulnerable youth, AIP focuses on the training and education aspect in fighting child sex trafficking.

The organization also arranges training of Law Enforcement agencies as well as Schools and NGO’s. AIP works closely with other non-profit organizations around the US.

During the Pandemic in 2020, AIP was approached by a UK organization, “Internet Protection of Children” (IPOC) who needed a partner in the US. The main focus is to force certain online platforms to adhere to age verification in order to prevent minors from accessing the sites.

Currently, the focus is on “”.

Globally, the average cost of a slave is $90.
Trafficking primarily involves exploitation which comes in many forms,
including; forcing victims into prostitution, subjecting victims to slavery or
involuntary servitude, and compelling victims to commit sex acts for the
purpose of creating pornography. According to some estimates,
approximately 80% of trafficking involves sexual exploitation, and 19% involves labor exploitation.

There are approximately 20 to 30 million slaves in the world today. According to the U.S. State Department, 600,000 to 800,000 people are
trafficked across international borders every year. More than 70% are female and half are children

Episode Highlights:
What impact does not have a father in the house have on sex
trafficking and sexual abuse?

Children, young girls—some as young as 9 years old—are
being bought and sold for sex in America. The average
age for a young woman being sold for sex is now 13 years

What is the average age of a boy and girl involved in the sex trade?

What is the average time a person spends as a sex slave?

What happens to them? What percentage get out?

How many children in the US are sold into sex trafficking annually?

A young girl can be sold 10 to 15 times a day—and a ‘righteous’ pimp confiscates 100 percent of her earnings.

Adults purchase children for sex at least 2.5 million times a year
What is a sex slave worth today?

How much money do they produce for the trafficker?

How do sex traffickers keep control of their victims?

Where do they hide?

What are the warning signs that you might have a sex trafficker next
door in your neighborhood?

Let’s talk about the pornification of a generation.

How much does a pimp earn per prostitute?
What are the risks of being online?

How has Covid affected sex trafficking?

Is there an increase in sex trafficking due to our open border on the

What is only fans and why is it dangerous?

It seems that sex trafficking has gotten more violent? What are some of
the horror stories?

What is law enforcement doing about this?