Free—Safe—These are the inherent qualities of being human. Living in abundance, it’s hard to imagine life without these fundamental human attributes we so easily assume. Enslaved—Raped—The humiliation of being dehumanized—intolerable is an understatement. This is the nightmarish reality that an estimated 2 million people endure every day, a staggering proportion of which are young girls. In an era almost 150 years after the abolition of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, it’s shocking to know that the dark and hidden slavery of human sex trafficking not only exists, but also thrives. This thief of childhood innocence is now the third largest and fastest growing criminal industry in the world.
At Origin Coffee and Tea, we simply won’t go another day without responding to their cries for rescue. We must fight for those who cannot fight for themselves. This is not just another cause – this is an emergency. Tell them we’re coming…….
Find some of the most thorough and up to date statistics here: http://www.state.gov/g/tip/rls/tiprpt/2011/.
Also read more here Initiative Against Sex Trafficking