I started UNCVRD three years ago after learning about the harsh realities of human sex trafficking.
I wanted to be a part of the solution.
Human trafficking, also known as modern-day slavery, is the fastest growing crime in our world today. At it's core, it strips away an individual's freedom and leaves them trapped in a life of forced labor or profits off of commercial sex acts.
There are many misconceptions about what a trafficked individual looks like, acts like, where they come from, and what their needs are. I wanted to share a couple of my favorite articles/videos that help to shed some light on the world of trafficking in the hopes that it will help us see the victims around us, many of whom we most likely encounter on a daily or weekly basis.
Sex trafficking, labor trafficking, the exploitation of children - it's all atrocious. It's easier to look away, to pretend that it doesn't exist. I believe, however, that we are not only called to not look away, but to stare it down directly in the face. Speak up when something feels off. Share the stories and statistics. Set boundaries to keep our kids safe online. Get involved and donate to organizations that are on the front lines of this fight.
My challenge to you?
Help spread awareness this month! Share any good tips or stories in the comments below.