In my latest podcast, I talk about human trafficking and how to look out for the warning signs that someone you know or love could in fact be a victim of that heinous crime. This month is Human Trafficking Month, a month dedicated to highlighting the awful scrooge of trading mostly women and girls, but also men and boys, as chattel in order to profit from their subjugation.
According to Safe Horizon, the statistics surrounding Human Trafficking is truly appalling. As of 2020, the following is true about a crime that continues to haunt humanity no matter how much we advance as a people:
- 24.9 million people are victims of forced labor
- 16 million people are trafficked for forced labor in the private economy. (Private economy includes: private individuals, groups, or companies in all sectors except the commercial sex industry)
- 4.8 million people are trafficked for forced sexual exploitation
- 4.1 million people are trafficked for forced labor in state-imposed forced labor
- It is estimated that 20.9 million people are trafficked worldwide
- Women and girls are disproportionately affected by human trafficking, accounting for 71% of all victims
Moved by the plight of so many with Ethiopia who are victims of human trafficking, I felt compelled to take action. This is an atrocity that gashes the lives of so many in my community is tearing apart tens of million around the world who get trapped into a life of forced servitude. Below, I discuss Human Trafficking in order to bring awareness to not only the felonious act of turning people into sex slaves but also to bring attention to the victims and how we can help them and walk with them towards healing and renewal.
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- Lila Talks V: Breaking Down the Benefits and Perils of Clubhouse - February 9, 2021
- Lila Talks: the Victims of Human Trafficking and Warning Signs to Look Out For - January 27, 2021
- Lila Talks Part III: Don’t Let 2021 Be A Repeat of 2020 - January 11, 2021