May 22, 2009

Do Something

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
--Edward Burke

I saw the movie Taken last night. Taken is the story of a father and a daughter and the multi-billion dollar (and growing) industry of human trafficking. I sat on the edge of my seat throughout most of the film, actually cheering on the violence as acts of justice. But I believe the picture Taken presents of the sex-trafficking industry has been sugar-coated. I believe the reality is much more brutal and horrific, and that the ignorance and/or apathy displayed by many of today’s decision-makers is appalling.

The average age of a victim is 11.

It is estimated that 2 children are sold every minute.

The UN estimates that the total “market-value” of trafficked persons is $28,000,000,000.

Human trafficking is the second most lucrative crime in the world.

It is imperative that we know the realities of sex-trafficking, and know how we can get involved.

Do something.

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