FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- Thursday afternoon, markets were put to paper as a group of Hoosiers outside the Allen County Courthouse prepared signs, masks and information on the dangers of human trafficking.
Organizer Corinne Stevens wanted to bring light to the problem that's happening around the country and here in Northeast Indiana.
"To speak up for the victims who can't raise awareness for this issue plauging our country our community," she says.
According to Safehorizon.org, 24.9 million people are victims of forced labor, with 71 percent of those victims being women or girls.
That massive number was what made Stevens want to communicate with others to try and bring awareness to the community here in Fort Wayne.
"I felt like there isn't anything in my city, and I needed to step to the plate," she says.