Imagine you just learned about a twelve-year-old girl working in a brothel as a sex slave. And you could help with her rescue and recovery.
Would you do it?
There are more slaves in the world today than any other time in history.
But rescuing that twelve-year-old girl is only the beginning of a long, complex, messy process. This isn’t a 10-week, 10-step program, according to people like Jeremy Vallerand of Rescue Freedom International. Someone will have to walk with her for a very long time.
It’s probably all she’s known.
She’ll need healing. Guidance. Education. Safety. And all these are hyper-local. She’ll need it where she is. At the time she needs it.
She’ll need someone who knows the community. Knows its streets. Knows where and how to get resources and tools.
There are 27 million slaves in the world today who need this kind of hyper-local attention. And that’s where you and I can help.
The key to addressing modern slavery is making sure local organizations have the international relationships, resources and tools they need to walk with each rescued person for the years it will take to prepare them for self-sustainability.
Today, February 27th, is Shine a Light on Slavery Day.
Click here or the red-X logo below to learn more about what you can do.
Watch the video above.
Draw a big red X on your hand with a Sharpie and, when asked, tell people that modern slavery is more profitable than all other organized crime rackets in the world, with the exception of drugs. And it’s growing with each passing year.
Listen to this podcast with Jeremy Vallerand on Better World Radio.
Use your voice today to raise awareness about modern slavery. It is a narrative filled with stories we simply cannot ignore.
And, now that you know this, indifference is not an option.
Please help spread the word.