Today I have a dear friend guest posting. Molly is one of the sweetest and kindest person that I have ever met. She has a passion for making stomping out injustice in the world. And because January is #HumanTraffickingAwareness month, when I was planning out my content for the month, I knew I wanted Molly to guest post. Hope you enjoy and really read what part you can do to fight against human trafficking.
- Educate yourself.
- this is, by far, the first and most important step. If you begin to educate yourself on the issue, you can learn about the various ways in which to stop it. There are SO MANY THINGS in our lives that are connected to human trafficking. Learn about them. Educate yourself so you can then educate others. Knowledge really is power.
- The key to prevention is understanding where the demand for human trafficking is fueled. The demand for human trafficking can be linked to things like drug abuse, pornography consumption, and unhealthy or abusive relationships. By eliminating the fuel (i.e. drugs/pornography/ homelessness), we eliminate the demand.
- For teenagers, making sure teenagers are being safe online. I know, I know… they hear it all the time. But it is SO true. Most trafficking cases originate in some way shape or form ONLINE.
- Take action.
- Pray. I believe in the power of prayer and I believe that we can take action by praying BOLD prayers for both victims of human trafficking and their perpetrators.
- Volunteer. Volunteer with a local organization like Shield North Carolina, or larger organizations like A21, International Justice Mission (IJM), Polaris Project, etc.
- Shop ethically. Make sure the brands and companies you are shopping from are fair trade businesses or have ethical business practices (i.e they don’t use slave labor in their supply/manufacturing chains). I write all about this on my blog, Still Being Molly.
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