There are 4 times this year that the date will contain all 1’s. This is monumental people… it only happens one year every century.
However, the date 1.11 comes every year; and with it comes a day of awareness that I think everyone should broadcast in some fashion.
National Human Trafficking Awareness day comes about every year and each year I’d like to think a few more people have become intently aware of just how massive this issue is. Let’s chat… according to International Justice Mission;
Trafficking in humans generates profits in excess of 12 billion dollars a year for those who, by force and deception, sell human lives into slavery and sexual bondage. Nearly 2 million children are exploited in the commercial sex industry.
27 million men, women and children are held as slaves. (Kevin Bales,Disposable People)
The total market value of illicit human trafficking is estimated to be in excess of $32 billion (U.N.)
The heartbreaking realization is that there is only a small percentage of our world’s populous fighting against this raging beast.
So what are you doing now to combat the evils of this world? Are you concerned about the welfare of your fellow-man, woman and child? What will it take to get your attention? How many children have to suffer the pain and disgrace of sexual exploitation before we step in?
Here is just a small list of ways you can do something in your realm of influence. Pick just one for now and do your part.
I’m taking on 1, 4, 7 and 8.
This is how change starts.