Friday, April 22, 2011

BECAUSE: Every number represents the life of a victim!

"Human Trafficking is an organized criminal industry that affects every nation. Whilst the statistics can seem overwhelming, it is important to remember that every number represents the life of a victim. The A21 Campaign has recognized a significant need in the region of Europe, and is committed to combating this injustice through rescuing one life at a time." -A21 Campaign

Human Trafficking is something that I had never really thought about. It is something that came up in movies, that were to scary for me to watch, and  "sometimes" happened in countries that I have never visited. What I didn't realize is how prevalent Human Trafficking really is, or how it really does happen in my own community! 

There are 1.39 Million victims in servitude world wide, right now! Generating $27.8 Billion, each year. These women and young girls are forced to service 40-110 customers in one day.

I don't know about you, but for me those are bone chilling statistics.  But the thing to remember is that each of those 1.39 million victims represents a life. A life that started just like mine, and just like yours. They are daughters, mothers, sisters, friends, and most of all made in Christs image. These women need help, they need to know that there is someone in the world of hatred, abuse, and disgust that they face each day; that will love them, and show them what a precious jewel they are. I am making commitments to help educate those in my sphere of influence starting with you! 

Please take the time to visit The A21 Campaign website to learn more and to find out how you can get involved and rescue lives! 

You can also sign up for the newsletter, and stay updated on the events and happenings of the Organization!

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