There once was a girl named Anya, she lived in a very poor country and unfortunately there we're no way to acquire a decent paying job. A friend of a friend told her she get a waitressing job in Europe. She quickly made plans to get to Europe and her friend called in a agent to help her cover the travel cost. Unfortunately, when she got there she realized she wasn't there to be a waitress, but she was to sell her body for sexual services. If she refused, she was beaten. She could not call anyone and was told that if she tried to escape, her family would have to cover the costs to send her back. Plus, she already felt the shame of feeling like it was her fault. Anya was trapped by her own fear and shame to even try and get help.
Here's the thing, real men don't buy girls. Real men love God and love the people that God created. They see every life as equally precise, and reducing a person in order to take advantage of them is just beyond them.
Here's the deal, human trafficking is a industry that takes between 600,000 to 800,000 people every year, mostly adult women and little kids according to dosomething.org. There are over 20 million people being trafficked right now in total. Thankfully, there are many simple ways to fight the distribution of people across the borders.
One thing that we cannot deny about human sex trafficking is that it has an inseparable link to porn. Not only does porn ruin relationships and create false expectations, but it also fuels the sex trafficking industry. When a person clicks on a link to watch the video, sex traffickers have more of an incentive to make videos of their victims. According to a study done by fightthenewdrug of 854 women across nine nations, 49 percent of them were recorded and 47 percent were harmed in the making of it. Porn fuels sex trafficking, and if people stopped watching it, that would decrease the demand of trafficking.
Educating yourself and others and knowing how to spot sex trafficking could become a useful tool in eliminating it. One thing to know is that most human trafficking happens in hotels. It doesn't matter what kind of hotel because it happens in all of them. Most sex traffickers use them because there is so much privacy and they can leave without so much a word. There is an app that you can get called TrafficCam that helps authorities find sex traffickers, and all you have to do is snap a picture of your hotel room.
Another thing that can help is to just simply support local antitrafficking organizations by funding them. There are plenty of them in every state and each one contributes to the end of sex trafficking. Louisiana Coalition Against Human Trafficking is a great one that helps with victim rehabilitation.
Victims of human trafficking are reduced as people and live in inhumane conditions and are often mentally and physically abused. They often get beaten and their will no longer belongs to themselves but to the one who makes money off of them.
If we love our Savior, we should love the people He created, and that means not being quiet about their suffering.
Politics and ActivismJan 23, 2017
Here's how we can end human trafficking