The United Nations is sponsoring World Day against Trafficking in Persons on July 30. According to the U.N., human trafficking enslaves an estimated 2.5 million people worldwide.
The United States is not immune from human trafficking or sex trafficking. An estimated 100,000 children and women are sold for sex here each year. The average age of Americans exploited in the sex trade is 12-14 years old.
InChrist Communications’ client The Samaritan Women, a Christian advocacy group that confronts trafficking and aids victims in recovery, operates transitional and restorative shelter programs for women. Their emphases include life-rebuilding, personal accomplishments, social re-entry and spiritual reconciliation. The organization also seeks to inspire, educate and equip people to engage in combating domestic human trafficking through awareness, prevention, service and advocacy.
The documentary, “In Plain Sight: Stories of Hope and Freedom,” called Jeanne Allert, founder of The Samaritan Women, a modern-day abolitionist.
CBN News will be featuring the work of The Samaritan Women in an upcoming report. Details about when that airs will be available soon at the InChrist Communications website (www.inchristcommunications.com).
For ongoing updates about The Samaritan Women, listen to their podcast “Groundwork.”