Over the past week or so, Greta van Sustren (sp?) has been talking about the Natalie Holloway case. You may or may not remember her…she was on vacation in Aruba and went missing. The initially thought she was killed, but they’ve found no forensic evidence to support this theory. The creep whose hands are dirty in this whole thing has come up with another story for her disappearance…that he sold her for $10,000. Of course, he recanted when he realized that trafficking is as grievous a crime as murder.
Human trafficking is prominent in our society, even here in the ‘civilized’ US. The port of Philadelphia is a hub for trafficking. There are probably a few containers of women and children sitting on the dock right now, waiting to be transported, sold into domestic slavery or into prostitution.
I don’t say this flippantly. Do you know a little girl or boy? Picture that kid. Now, picture that kid being snatched away from his/her home and forced to have sex with up to 20 men a night. Makes me want to vomit as well.
There is something that you can do. Watch this video. Forward this video to people you know. Check out the website listed at the end. Get ANGRY about what is happening to children all over the world. You can make a difference in someone’s life.
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Wow. This has been on my heart for a while, but I didn’t know what to do about it. Thanks for letting me know.
You are on it, Deneen! You didn’t waste a moment. Thank you very much for including our video, “Get Angry. Please.” on your website and for bringing awareness to the pandemic of child trafficking.
People always ask, “Now that I’m angry, what can I do to help stop the traffic?” I’ve started a list of 21 (and counting) practical things that anyone can do. It’s on http://www.dianascimone.com. Look for it in the left column. If you or your readers have other suggestions to add to the list, let us know.
One of the most effective things we can do is to educate kids, parents, and teachers about the dangers of trafficking. Whenever kids get awareness training, the rate of trafficking plummets. There’s just not enough training, nor in the languages of most at-risk kids. That’s why we’re working on a global awareness campaign called the Born to Fly Project — aimed at girls, parents, and teachers. You can read more at http://www.born2fly.org
Thank you again, Deneen, for all you’re doing to help stop the traffic
Born to Fly International, Inc.