Common Grounds

Common Grounds

Human trafficking compels a response.
If the knowledge that human beings are being bought and sold in some of the neediest parts of the world doesn’t move you from spectator to responder, what if you knew that almost 18,000 people are trafficked into the United States every year?
It’s true, we are complicit. It is happening in our back yard. In addition to the fact that trafficking victims are locked away in our country, our wealth and freedom fuels the demand in other parts of the world. Many sex tourists are our countrymen.
The US government and many non-government organizations (NGO) are responding in a variety of ways—the government has committed financial resources and through the State Department’s Trafficking in Persons Office, the government is working to place this issue on the agenda of governments across the world. Domestic and international NGO’s are responding to prevent trafficking, rescue victims, prosecute perpetrators and restore victims to health, but there are gaps that demand our individual response.
You can respond in at least one of three different ways: Learn, Leverage, Look.
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