It is incomprehensible that there are more slaves in the world today, than at any other time in history.
Today slavery encompasses more than just servitude in a home or picking crops. Today – young girls (and boys) are kidnapped for prostitution. Women, men, children are forced to labor for at most pennies a day in fields and factories – so you and I can pay less for a candy bar or t-shirt. Children are kidnapped to become soldiers.
I’m not discounting the history of slavery that tore our world asunder. The crimes committed are tragic and inexcusable.
So many men and women fought to abolish slavery. What a giant step backward we’ve taken. The work of men like William Wilberforce & President Lincoln and women like Harriet Tubman & Anne Knight seemingly all in vain.
Today is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.
There is obviously a huge problem. A problem that continues to be overlooked despite gaining more media attention.
You can help. Spread the news. Join the fight.
Learn more! Below are organizations and people that are actively fighting to end human trafficking.
Invisible Children – Is fighting to raise awareness of the rebel war in N. Uganda where children are kidnapped & forced to be child soldiers.
Not For Sale – Is an organization fighting to re-abolish slavery world wide.
Scarlet Cord Ministries – Kamrie is a young lady raising awareness and fighting the sex slave industry. Last June she organized a movement to pray over the length of the World Cup, in which thousands of girls were taken to South Africa for prostitution.
Streetlight Phoenix – Streetlight is a Phoenix, AZ local organization that helps rescue girls that are in the sex slave industry.
Breanna’s House of Joy – Breanna’s House of Joy is an orphanage in Thailand that helps keep girls from the sex trade.
Free To Work – Free2Work promotes transparency by rating major brands based on their policies to address this human rights issue.
Love146 – Love146 is fighting to end child sex slavery & exploitation across the globe
She Dances – She Dances provides healing, hope, and a future for girls who are victims of human trafficking in Honduras.
Children’s Hopechest – Fighting & raising awareness of child sex trafficking in Moldova & Russia.
A21 – Fighting human trafficking in Eastern Europe.