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End Human Trafficking Now! July 30th - World Day Against Trafficking In Persons

The fact that child trafficking and slavery exists today at such a prolific rate in our communities, country and our world is a difficult and uncomfortable truth to accept. But we must see it for what it is, or it will continue to devour us and all of humanity.

Human trafficking, or what is also called, trafficking in persons, is the fastest growing and most prolific business in the world. There are three different kinds of trafficking according to Tim Ballard, former CIA member and undercover operator for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS): 1) slave labor 2) organ harvesting 3) sex trafficking.

The statistics are staggering at 30 million world-wide with men, women and children being used against their will under horrific and inhuman conditions. Women are number one at being trafficked, and children closely follow. Ballard also states that it’s even worse when one considers the number of children outside the commercial sex trade which involves abuse.

Two million children were reported to be in the commercial sex trade by the state department in 2008. The numbers are thought to be much worse now due to the present state of the border between the United States and Mexico.

The Washington Examiner reported in March of 2021 that traffickers at the border make up to 14 million dollars a day moving adults and children. Ballard tells us there are 85,000 unaccompanied minors coming across the border and thousands of them are “5 years old and younger.” It must stop.

Studies show the United States to be the number one consumer of child exploitation and we are consistently in the top three for destination countries for human trafficking.

An ugly and incomprehensible truth that can never be hidden again. In the past three years, leaders of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, also known as the Iroquois Six Nations, faced Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada, their Parliament, and the Pope demanding accountability and restitution regarding the horrific mass graves of their children and babies found at Canada’s Residential Schools.

We must bring the light of truth into this dark subject and be silent no more. Let us rally as one humanity. There is hope and great strength in the union of our good hearts and minds.

If you suspect someone in danger, or you, yourself needs help, there is a toll free number to call. Also check your own states’ status in regards to a Human Trafficking Task Force. Begin there. The suffering must end, especially with the children.

National Human Trafficking Hotline 1-888-373-7888. Call from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year.

Author: Kris Farquhar

Lady Freedom Circle

Photographer: Unknown

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