The International Labour Organization estimates that there are 40.3 million victims of human trafficking globally.
- 81% of them are trapped in forced labor.
- 25% of them are children.
- 75% are women and girls.
Trafficking: the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation.
Human Trafficking is a topic most people try and avoid, it is not pretty, it is shocking and for most of us, we don’t know how to navigate it without a barrage of strong emotions; anger, frustration, hurt, hopelessness and the unbelievable thought that we can treat one another in such horrible ways, especially children.
“…God made humankind upright, but they have sought many evil schemes.” Ecc 7:29
As evil as human trafficking is, there is hope!
Meet Aashima, she is the National Director, of the Evangelical Fellowship of India, and she is working hard to fight against human trafficking in India. On her visit to Canada, she stopped by the 100 Huntley Street studios and shared her story with Cheryl Weber.
If you would like to help fight against human trafficking, please go to our website: crossroads.ca/rescue
“For the Lord is right and good. He loves what is right and good. And those who are right with Him will see His face.” Psalm 11:7