Together We Can Stop Human Trafficking

Together We Can Stop Human Trafficking

Human trafficking starts at about 12-14 years of age and about two children are kidnapped every two minutes. Some of these children are brainwashed into becoming child soldiers. Sadly, there are 1.39 million victims of human trafficking with only one to two percent of the victims ever being rescued and only one in 100,000 of the traffickers ever convicted. Victims are drugged to obey, serve 40-110 customers a day, and if they don’t obey on the drugs, they are usually killed. Not only are they forced into sex for money they also have to deal with rape, beatings, constantly being threatened, malnutrition, sleep deprivation, Hepatitis B and C, AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases. One fourth of the victims are from Southern and Eastern Europe with Greece being called “the center of trafficking in Europe”. Human trafficking is the second largest global organized crime of today and brings in $12 billion/US each year.

Christine Caine is not sitting by while girls are living a life of modern slavery worse than any horror movie. She is a 34-year old Australian, Christian woman, who is proud to be the wife of Nick Caine, the mother of two little girls named Catherine and Sophia, and part of an incredible ministry called, The A21Campaign. The A21 Campaign helps rescue and then care for the victims of human trafficking. Chris goes all over the world to conferences and churches to promote awareness of the issue that most people do not even know exists. On October 21st, the A21 Campaign and Chris are encouraging everyone to wear a key necklace to show the world that together we hold the keys to freedom for the victims of human trafficking.

Lesotho (La-sue-toe) Africa is one of the big human trafficking areas of the world. Jennifer Crow of Victory Christian Church, (VC.TV) had a dream to reach the women and children exploited by trafficking. She headed an effort to form The Beautiful Dream Society formed through Victory church. This organization is creating The Beautiful Dream Center that will work through local justice system and along side law enforcement to rescue, shelter, and restore trafficking victims to healthy lives. The organization is registered with Lesotho as a legal center or shelter. Right now, no anti-trafficking laws exist in the Southern African region and law enforcement has no authority. Every 30 seconds someone is kidnapped and ninety percent of the victims are not rescued. The HIV rate is very high in Africa and when the parent’s die and the children are alone, someone comes in and kidnaps the children. In October 2010, a group from Victory-South Beach has sold their homes and cars and is going to Lesotho to live and work on this dream project. They are professionals such as counselors and psychologists. They will be rescued one victim at a time.