What it entails:
- Sex Trafficking is a federal crime in which force, fraud or coercion is used to compel a person to perform commercial sex.
- It affects all populations and all economic classes.
(US Department of Defense – www.dod.defense.gov)
- Traffickers find victims through various means and lure victims through promises of protection, love, home and opportunity.
Why it matters:
- God created us from His perfect love, that we might love Him and love others.
- We are made in his image and it breaks his heart.
- We are called to protect the young and the innocent of this world as they are precious to him and not as possessions or a way of making money.
(Luke 17:1-2, Matthew 18: 1-5, Psalm 103:13, Isaiah 49:15-16)
- The victims are oftentimes people who we are called to care for and instead are mentally, emotionally and physically abused.
What we can do:
- As a solution to ending this business, we need to prepare our youth with practical ways of recognizing the predators.
- Educate your kids about human trafficking that it exists, what it looks like, and to talk to a responsible adult if they think they see it. ( more suggestions can be found ~ ‘IN OUR BACKYARD human trafficking in America and how we can stop it’ By Nita Belles.
- Social Programming We can partner with local experts, community leaders and businesses that understand the root and causes of slavery in the region.
- Provide direct services including food, shelter, education, and healthcare to those affected by modern day slavery and exploitation.
- Find out “Why are people in a certain place susceptible to slavery?”
- Create businesses and social enterprises that generate sustainable, fair-wage jobs in the region. All above suggestions taken from www.notforsalecampaign.org