Friday, August 5, 2011

Friday Focus: Truckers aganst Trafficking

Human trafficking victimizes men as well as women, children and adults.  And it is probably happening within minutes of your own home.  If you have ever taken a road trip with your family, you have probably been within feet of a victim of one particular type of trafficking at one of those travel plazas where the hash browns always have crispy backs but if you order cinnamon toast, it may come with plain cinnamon and not cinnamon sugar.

Human trafficking takes many forms.  Men are victimized for labour and women and children are often victimized as sex slaves.  Some of the newest forms, such as reproductive tourism, don't even look like trafficking or slavery.  Evil evolves to fit the conditions available to it and yet there is nothing new under the sun.  There have always been users and victims.

There have also always been Good Samaritans who help restore victims to health.  Truckers against Trafficking is on such "Good Samaritan" organization, helping to equip and mobilize members of the trucking and travel plaza industries to recognize and combat sex trafficking. 

Sometimes all it takes is one phone call from one trucker to rescue one victim.  Pay the website a visit.  Find out how you can help.  Connect with them on Facebook and spread the word.

1 comment:

Ann said...

Kamilla, I love your blog! You have inspired me to return to school. I have a great desire for ministry but felt that it was inappropriate for me as a woman to pursue that. Reading your blog, and seeing you put it into action has helped me so much. Thank you!