Today is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. I have written a number of posts about human trafficking. If you aren’t aware of this worldwide scourge, read some of the articles. You can find them in a search on my blog.
The theme of this year’s observance is:
Reach every victim of trafficking, leave no one behindUnited Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Human trafficking in any form – whether it is smuggling migrants to work in forced labor or hooking a woman on drugs to compel her to perform as a sex worker or any of dozens of other types of trafficking – is reprehensible. Perhaps the most egregious is the trafficking of children to be abused and tortured in material watched by people for entertainment. What is entertaining about seeing an infant tortured?
The Tim Tebow Foundation has a campaign, called “Unknown,” to raise $1,000,000 to aid in rescuing the 50,000 children being exploited. Each of those precious children is created in the image of God and is of infinite value. They should NOT be “unknown.” They should be “known” and “protected” and “loved.”