I became aware and interested in human trafficking several years ago when I saw a made-for-tv movie called "Human Trafficking". Depsite being uncomfortable watching the scenes unfold in the movie, I watched it till the culmination. For days afterward I felt disgusted, outraged, afraid, and immensely bereaved for all the women and children out there who are living this tragic life.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
There are many websites and organizations out there across the world whose main focus is to combat this terrible human slave trade. What can I do? I am only one person. But, if I can help to open the eyes of a few people who are willing to spread the word even more, then I've done what I set out to do.
This is not an easy topic. For months, I've put off doing this because I was afraid of what others might think about my topic of choice. It's easier to just sweep it under the rug and pretend it's not there. But tell me...if your daughter, mother, sister, cousin, aunt, or friend were kidnapped, beaten, raped, and sold to traffickers for the dark pleasures of others, would you sit by and sweep it under the rug. No! You'd be angry! These women and children are daughters, mothers, sisters, cousins, aunts, and friends. They deserve our attention and our determined attempts to save them.
With this blog, I hope to commit to a New Year's resolution to bring awareness to people about the horrible act of human trafficking. It's a personal mission. If you'd like to join me on this mission, feel free to leave me a comment. We'll do it together.