03 Apr Child Innocence for Sale
I was just reminded of a shocking reality that I learned about several years ago at a major UN Conference. A film was shown at one of the side events that took us to the brothels of Calcutta where children had been trafficked and sold as sex slaves. I was appalled! And the subject of the film literally gave me nightmares.
And then I left NYC and over the months and years I had forgotten that child-sex slavery is still very real to the innocent and helpless children who live it everyday. This is a cause that every decent man and woman in the world should embrace and battle. Demanding that this type of abuse must stop should be a focal point cause, until pressure is so great that governments have to address the issue and stop the practice.
Information in the UN film strongly suggests that local governments in some countries are compliant with this practice. Financially there are a lot of people who are benefitting from the trafficking of these young boys and girls… including government leaders and policemen. If enough people made it their cause, and our voices and support were united around the world, the lives of these sweet innocent children could be saved. At great personal peril there are good men and women who are rescuing these children from child traffickers. This is their cause. They need our prayers and our financial support. Warning: When you read the stories of rescue they share, they will break your heart.
For more information on others who are trying to stop child trafficking, please go here.