Convinced that every child deserves a childhood, I established the Ricky Martin Foundation to fight for their well-being in three critical areas: social justice, education and health. But when I visited India in 2002 and witnessed the horrors of human trafficking, as we rescued three trembling girls living on the street in plastic bags, I knew the foundation had to shed a light on a taboo subject: human trafficking. Preventing these girls from falling prey to human trafficking was a personal awakening. Two years after my visit to India, we launched People for Children, the foundation's principal project, to provide education and support for international efforts seeking the elimination of human trafficking -- with special emphasis on children. This unscrupulous market generates up to $32 billion annually, an amount rivaling that of the trafficking of arms and drugs.