Thursday, July 7, 2011

31 DAYS OF FREEDOM!



If you are a regular visitor to my blog, then you know I have blogged on several occasions about human trafficking. As a mother of two daughters, this terrifies me (and is the reason I'm very overprotective). In the U.S., 200,000 to 350,000 children are at risk of being trafficked into the sex industry each year. Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry, grossing over $30 million dollars a year. Women and children are at the greatest risk of being trafficked for the purpose of prostitution, strip clubs, pornography, and live sex shows, but no one is immune...no matter the race, gender or class.

And most Americans are oblivious to the fact that THIS IS HAPPENING RIGHT HERE IN THE US.  It could be happening in your town.

July is the month when we celebrate our FREEDOM. When you think of FREEDOM what do you think about? FREEDOM of speech...FREEDOM of religion, but we also have the FREEDOM of going to a movie whenever we want, FREEDOM to eat at any restaurant whenever we want...pretty much anything our heart desires (as long as it's legal). But there are women and children who are kept caged like animals and sold 10 to 15 times per day/night, 7 days a week, totaling between 9,360 and 14,040 sex acts a year. (This is just ONE child.)

ABOLITION INTERNATIONAL (previously The Home Foundation) is challenging  you to donate $1.00 a day during the month of July to help free women and children from sex slavery.





One dollar.  That's is not a lot to ask.  I spend more than that on my daily ICEE fix.  Won't you join me in giving up a little piece of your freedom to help put a stop to this horrific crime.  Visit ABOLITION INTERNATIONAL's 31 DAYS OF FREEDOM to see how you can help.





The Home Foundation/Abolition International is an organization that strives to educate communities, build shelters and orphanages, and provide medical equipment to those ministering to the victims of trafficking.







15 comments:

Kimberly said...

thank you for this post. It isn't always fun to talk or hear about, however awareness is key.

Kim Bee said...

Stopping by from voiceboks. You have a very lovely site.

AB HOME Interiors said...

Natalie Holloway was when I really heard about trafficking. Before her, I had never heard of it, other than third world countries So much speculation came out about her whereabouts, and that trafficking was most likely involved. Then I saw that movie called Taken. I could not believe what they did to those women. It really left a strong mental image of what trafficking really is, and the truth about what happens. Truly sad to be taken against your will, drugged and forced to be unspeakable things, only to be killed or thrown away as garbage. Awareness IS key!

Spilled Milkshake said...

Thank you for bringing awareness to such an important topic. As the mother of 2 girls, I cannot imagine how anyone could do such a thing.


Christina

P.S. Visiting from voiceBoks!

Rachel Joy said...

It's crazy in this modern day in age we still have something as ancient as "slavery" happening...and all over too, not just in the US and not just here in the Philippines, but literally EVERYWHERE. Change is long over due...

Nekky said...

Issues like these need to be brought to lime-light. I'm happy you shared this. Visiting from vB.

Mandi said...

You're right, awareness is key. Thanks for posting!

Visiting from vB!
Smile and Mama With Me

prototypemama said...

This is something that light needs to be shined on-- so glad that you decided to post and bring on awareness on this subject

friend from VB

www.prototypemama.wordpress.com

Erin said...

I am associated with Stop Child Trafficking Now. This is a much bigger problem than we would care to admit. Everything that can be done, should be done to stop it!
Stopping by from voiceBoks!
~Erin
www.mynuggetsoftruth.blogspot.com

Lesley said...

Great post....It is so scary the thought of human trafficking....and especially sad to think that these things are happening in normal middle class neighborhoods too.....thank you for your post...and helping to spread awareness....happy SITS day!

S. Greiner said...

Great post. I work with the UMW and this has been on our agenda for the past two years....it's terrible!

Great site. Stopping by from voiceBoks!

Steph
www.alwaysjustamom.blogspot.com

Kathy said...

Thank you for bringing a very important topic to light. It is beyond scary to think that this is going on, even in our own country as we speak.

Kathy
Via Voiceboks

HeatherMcBride said...

Thank you for posting this! It's a major crisis and I will be sure to share it on my blog too, to help raise money to stop trafficking!
God Bless

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