Today is World Day Against Trafficking. https://www.un.org/en/observances/end-human-trafficking-day
Over the last couple of months, I have learned more about this very serious issue. It is absolutely heartbreaking and although it is hard to read the stories and statistics, I feel it is my responsibility as an adult to face this issue head-on.
Today’s post will hopefully encourage you to educate yourself as well (If you haven’t already) on what you can do and how you can help.
As we know, all children deserve to be safe, all children deserve to be protected, all children deserve to be rescued, and all children deserve to feel valued and cherished.
Please do what you can to help spread awareness and support those who are on the ground actively fighting these monsters! Below you will see many links to different organizations that I have found to be valuable. Please click on a few of these to take a step further towards helping children here in America and all over the world. Thank you!
Recommended Organizations Who Are Actively Fighting Child Trafficking:
Operation Underground Railroad: https://ourrescue.org/ 👉 *We joined their Abolitionist Club and are now making a monthly donation to help support the work they do to save children all across the world.
Polaris Project: https://polarisproject.org/
Urban Light: https://www.urban-light.org/#home
Recommended Organization That Helps Place Children Saved From Human Trafficking into Safe Adoptive Homes:
Children Need Families: https://cnfnow.org/
Recommended Training on Learning the Signs of Children who are Being Trafficked:
Operation Underground Rescue Training: https://ourrescue.org/training 👉 *I did the training. It is easy and quick but worthwhile!
Recommended Books/Publications On the Topic of Child Trafficking:
Times Up For Trafficking: https://timesupfortrafficking.com/publication/
Goodreads List of Books on Human Trafficking: https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/human-trafficking
Recommended Documentaries or Videos on Child Trafficking:
Operation Toussaint: https://www.amazon.com/Operation-Toussaint-Tim-Ballard/dp/B07M62QTS3 👉 *This is a free rental for any Amazon Prime member. I highly recommend watching it with your older children.
Children for Sale: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLCit2DGm84
Tim Ballard Explains the Issue of Human Trafficking & How to Protect Your Children From it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHQHP7cCg0c
Recommended Bracelets You Can Purchase, Made By Survivors and Helping Survivors: https://www.ouranthem.com/products/freedom-cuff 👉 *I purchased the 3-pack for myself and typically wear one every day.
‼️ Tonight on Facebook (July 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm MST), Tim Ballard (the founder of Operation Underground Railroad) will be going live with a special program titled Rise Up For Our Children. You can learn more about it here: https://www.facebook.com/OURrescue/posts/2745734988997582
I hope this post inspires you to learn more, help spread awareness, and hopefully donate either your time or money or both! And as always—be sure to pray for the abused children and those warriors who are actively trying to save them! God answers prayers.🙏