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Monday, February 21, 2011

save a life

this post is quite a bit more serious then i typically write but human trafficking is a quandary that pierced my heart a while ago and i haven't been able to shake ever since. there are still an abundance of people who are not aware of human trafficking and many who are acquainted with the topic know of it because they saw an episode of law and order svu or heard it mentioned briefly on the news. thankfully sex slavery has been steadily been rising to the surface of social justice issues and is receiving more attention.

my plea to you today is to open your eyes and get informed. there is no possible way you won't be affected once you hear the horrendous accounts of what happens to these children, women and even men. your heart will be forever altered and hopefully you will be moved to respond in one way or another.

"When confronted with the horrific statistics surrounding human trafficking, it is easy to agree on the fact that "someone should do something." The A21 Campaign was born when the decision was made to put our hand up and be that "someone". It was a decision of ordinary people who decided to take responsibility regarding the issue of human trafficking. So with little knowledge, and a lot of passion, in 2007 we set out to make a difference."
- The A21 Campaign

a great trustworthy crusade to get involved with is the a21 campaign. they are seriously committed to abolishing slavery in the 21st century.

"Our approach to the human trafficking issue is based on the four-part organization strategy outlined by International Justice Mission: 1) Victim relief, 2) Perpetrator accountability, 3) Victim after-care, and 4) Structural prevention." - The A21 Campaign

If you are wondering how you can be a help A21 provides 21 ways to for you to get involved on their site.

here are just a few ways they suggest. please go to there site and get informed on all the ways you can assist this cause.

1. spread the word
2. use your talent {blog about it, paint a picture and display it in a public place, arrange a fundraiser etc.}
3.start an awareness group
4. educate yourself

there are over 1.39 million, thats right MILLION victims of commercial sexual servitude worldwide. approximately 600,00 to 800,00 are trafficked annually and YOU can be a part of the justice that will take place. it's time we stop turning our heads the other way. we stop ignoring the problem and start being the solution. it's time we all step up and do our part. what will you do? i compel you to get involved and spread the word. 

start by watching this video. it will surely inspire you.

"The A21 Campaign stands for abolishing injustice in the 21st century. Anyone can join - everyone can make a difference." - The A21 Campaign


Krgteaff said...

Human trafficking is something that is always on my heart as well. It is so incredibly sad how many there are in our own country, too. Along with a21, there is a website called traffick911 that works primarily in the US. They saved at least 6 women and children during the superbowl-which is a small number, but a big start.

stephanie said...

krgteaff i will definitely look into traffick911 as well! i know there is a severe problem with trafficking in the US as well as all over the world. i am from ohio and we have one of the largest trafficking rings right here in toledo. it's just awful. but so encouraging that they saved 6 people! love that. thanks for sharing.

Froso M. said...

Thanks for sharing all that useful information, we al have to take part in those campaigns.

Have a nice week,
Froso from Style Nirvana

Kelly said...

There are so many issues like this that I hold close to my heart. I will for sure be praying about this. I feel so helpless in these situations but, prayer is POWERFUL

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