Monday, July 17, 2006

human trafficking...

I won't be able to post until next week, but I was reminded of my friends who have been working in Thailand to try to stop human trafficking by providing safe homes for children to go. I know that i post a lot of causes on here but this one is so heart wrenching! That could be your kid out on the streets.

Child prostitution is now a worldwide crisis.
Worldwide, it is estimated that up to 1,200,000 children per year are brought into the child prostitution and human slavery industries.1

In the United States alone, it is estimated that 17,500 women and children per year are imported for this heinous work. 2

Human trafficking is an industry so lucrative, that the U.S. intelligence community estimates it will surpass the business generated by the illicit trade in guns and narcotics within the decade.3 Child trafficking is an epidemic that is growing exponentially. Unfortunately, response to this pandemic and awareness of this issue has not kept pace.
It has been said that “Evil prevails when good men do nothing.” Will you help fight for those who cannot fight for themselves?

ZOE Children’s Homes is a division of ZOE, an international Christian organization. The Children’s Homes were launched to proactively rescue children who are at risk of being sold into human slavery and/or child prostitution. Our first goal is to provide a loving and safe atmosphere. We then educate, motivate and model servant leader principles. With your help, a new generation of leaders can be raised up to help stop these crimes against humanity.

2 US Department of State

3 Pathbreaking Strategies in the Global Fight Against Sex Trafficking, February 23-26, 2003, Washington DC, Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage.

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