The Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) is taking a stand against human trafficking.
With many traffickers using international travel, this is a huge step towards making trafficking harder to do—hopefully reducing the number of human trafficking victims.
AFA International President Sara Nelson had this to say:
“Recently I spoke with a human trafficking victim about her journey to a hidden dungeon. Alicia Kozakiewicz’s abductor stopped for a moment to pay a toll and she had hope for just a second. As tears streamed down her face, she begged with her eyes to be recognized and saved. But no recognition came and Alicia journeyed on to incredible torture and pain. I can’t help but wonder how many times I may have been working a flight when someone needed me to recognize them. To save them from pain.”
Such a moving story—and so true.
She goes on:
“Everyone immediately recognizes the horror of human trafficking, but we must turn our outrage into concrete action to stop it. We’re asking Congress to help us do just that. With the tools already in place and a massive network of trained Eyes in the Skies we can make an immediate difference through U.S. aviation. We have the potential to save millions of lives and stop the $32 billion dollar business built on exploitation of innocents.”
Learn more about this new initiative (which is cleverly named) on the Eyes In The Skies website—Hidden In Plane Sight.
SOURCE: PR Newswire