Today is Human Trafficking Awareness Day. By learning the facts about this terrible crime against humanity, you can be the change for exploited children around the world.
Christine Caine, founder of the anti-human trafficking organization A2, answers the question, “What is the church’s role when it comes to compassion and justice?”
This video is about child abuse, exploitation, prostitution and trafficking. So why are these children smiling?
Let the pain of trafficking around the world seep into your heart. Then channel your outrage at injustice – pray and act.
All people have the need to feel valued and cared for. If we are willing to open our hearts to those cries, our world could be changed — one person at a time.
How can we (and so many people we know) be so overwhelmed and so outraged about human trafficking and have it still exist in our world today?
Currently, more slaves exist than during the time of slave trade abolitionist William Wilberforce. But unlike in Wilberforce’s day, 80 percent of today’s slaves are women and girls; 50 percent are children. The slave trade is far from history. In fact, it is very much the shame of our world today.
Restavèk is a Creole word for a Haitian child who stays with and works for another family. A restavèk child can be a boy or a girl who is given away by a poor family in order to survive. Frequently, the restavèk’s most basic rights to health and education are denied.
Of these children, 65…
A middle-aged woman was riding her motorbike roaming the streets of Nongki village. Everything about her appearance looked ordinary and did not illicit any suspicions. She looked around. Suddenly, her eyes fixed on one small house near a barren farmland.
The woman drove to the house and greeted the young girl who was sitting…