National Human Trafficking Awareness Month
Updated from January 15th show:
At this very moment, there are 27 million people in slavery around the world. This is more than ANY other time in history.
Does that statistic hit you like it hits me? That is staggering and unbelievable, but we can do something about it! There are many great organizations that are working to end this epidemic once and for all. Today I discussed how 45,000 of us got involved at Passion and raised over $3 Million, but there is still a need. I want to share with you about some great organizations and how YOU can get involved.
1. Not For Sale Campaign's Free to Rock
Each month some of your favorite Christian artists and bands are joining forces and selling special t-shirts made by people who have been rescued from slavery. This month Tenth Avenue North has a shirt available and all of the proceeds go to the Not For Sale campaign to continue fighting slavery
2. International Justice Mission (IJM)
"International Justice Mission is a human rights agency that brings rescue to victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. IJM lawyers, investigators and aftercare professionals work with local officials to secure immediate victim rescue and aftercare, to prosecute perpetrators and to ensure that public justice systems - police, courts and laws - effectively protect the poor."- taken from IJM's website.
3. Wellspring Living (Atlanta, GA)
An organization that works with girls and women who have been victims of sexual abuse and exploitation. This is a great organization that works to treat, educate and advocate for this issue.
4. A21 Campaign
The A21 Campaing works to end and abolish slavery in 21st Century.
5. Abolition Internation
An organization started by Christian artist Natalie Grant
"Combating domestic and international sex trafficking through accreditation, advocacy, education, and restoration" (taken form Abolition International website)
**** There are many other great organizations that combat the issue of human slavery and trafficking. For more information and to give go to Do Something Now-Freedom Project.