Human Trafficking is defined like this …
The criminal and commercial trade of human beings, in which people are recruited, harboured, transported, bought, or kidnapped to serve an exploitative purpose, such as sexual slavery, forced labor, or child soldiery.
There are more than 30 million slaves in the world today, more than at any other point in human history.
… more than at any other point in human history.
We’re no longer just talking about racial discrimination against African-Americans. We’re talking about the discrimination and defilement of women and children all over the globe. From forced labor to sexual exploitation, there is a mass portion of humanity that is struggling to break free from the cycles of injustice.
“Victims are systematically stripped of their identity, battered into gruesome submission, and made to perform humiliating sexual acts on up to 30 strangers every night. Most are held in makeshift jail cells, forced to take heavy doses of illegal drugs, and monitored very closely. On average, victims are thrown into such ghastly oppression at 13 years old. Some are abducted outright, while others are lured out of poverty, romantically seduced, or sold by their families.” (Nefarious)
And then there is me and you.
Small in size, but full with fight. We can’t stop here. We can’t let 30 million turn into 30 million and one. That would be letting injustice win. And we know that’s not the Story we were meant for… the Story they were meant for.
We have more influence than we might think. We are compassionate beings, created with specific skills and gifts. We are artists, lawyers, teachers, writers, web geeks, postmen, accountants, and mothers. We have passion, we have heart, and with any sense of commitment, we can change the world.
And it starts with knowledge.
Tomorrow night, there is an event being held to unveil the secrets behind the sex trade.
We’ll gather together to see a film, to learn about the industry that is swiftly desecrating humanity, and to harmonize our hearts so we can become a voice for justice.
It will shake you.
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
– Martin Luther King Jr.
Let us not keep silent. Let us have voice, whatever it may sound like, and let us join in the movement to abolish slavery.