Yesterday was Human Trafficking Awareness Day and Compassion International shared a great infographic on child trafficking. It highlights the statistics that surround the awful practice of child sex tourism, child prostitution and the importance of protecting and preventing children who are at risk.
When I read about who the ‘consumers’ of child sex trafficking are, it makes me sick (25% come from the United States). How long must this go on before it is considered normal behavior? To some degree, we already have a glimpse of how many do not have a problem with indulging in child sex tourism; and these are the pedophiles that can afford to travel internationally!
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Compassion International is my favorite example of an organization that does not label itself as an anti-trafficking organization, but has been fighting it long before trafficking became one of the more popular social justice topics. Fighting human trafficking requires a holistic approach. It is not enough to stop trafficking, you must provide healthier alternatives; moreover, prevention is on of the best way to fight trafficking. It is far better to prevent it in the first place, than try to recover, rebuild and restore those lives that have been shatter by it.
SOURCE: Compassion Blog