Photo: 2019 Cox Media Group
Photo: 2019 Cox Media Group

Ivanka Trump to visit Atlanta facilities that fight sex trafficking

Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter and adviser, plans to travel to Georgia next week to highlight and advance the administration’s work against human trafficking.

She intends to tour two facilities on Tuesday that help survivors in downtown Atlanta. Along for the tour will be Gov. Brian Kemp, first lady Marty Kemp, U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, and other Trump administration officials, according to the White House.  

President Donald Trump has listed fighting sex trafficking as a priority, as has the Kemp administration and Marty Kemp.

At a safe house, the group will hear from its operators, as well as from sex trafficking survivors who have benefited from the shelter and will give firsthand accounts of what they’ve been through.

After that, the group will visit one of the campuses of Wellspring Living’s Women’s Academy, a nonprofit that helps survivors with recovery. (The particular Wellspring Living campus they’ll visit wasn’t disclosed.) Ivanka Trump and the others will have a roundtable discussion there.

Atlanta has been called a sex trafficking hub. Firm statistics are difficult to come by, but victims are often rescued in police raids. 

“I’m looking forward to another visit to Atlanta, this time to meet with survivors of human trafficking and their caregivers as we work together to end the evil scourge of modern slavery once and for all,” Ivanka Trump said. 

The Kemps are looking forward to working with her.

“Aiding survivors as they rebuild their lives is one of the most important factors in the fight to end human trafficking, and providing education and job opportunities is critical,” said the governor. “Marty, the girls, and I are truly thankful for Ivanka Trump’s leadership on this issue.”

Ivanka Trump’s last visit to Atlanta was in February, when she toured UPS facilities.

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