To know the statistics of human trafficking is to be shocked into motion. How can this injustice even exist in a world that is so progressive? Who are these women that are being trafficked? How did they find themselves in this situation? What can we do to help?
There are many different layers within the issue of human trafficking; however the key principle of supply & demand in economics teaches us that when there is no demand, there is no need to supply. If the “Johns” of the world weren’t willing to purchase the body of a trafficked person this issue would cease to exist.
This global injustice needs active participants, male and female, to join together and create a culture that refuses to be passive about finding justice for these victims. We have to teach our children that respecting one another includes the subject of sex. There is no validation for buying a woman or child, and we have to be a part of the change.
Speak out, reach out, call out. Do not allow the opportunity for justice to slip through your fingers. We can be the change, but we must take responsibility within ourselves to do everything in our power to fight for these women and children.