Archive for the tag “Sex trafficking”

We cannot end sex trafficking without addressing demand

From a guest post on forbes.com by Sarah Godoy, an anti-trafficking researcher and Professor at UCLA:

Public discourse condemning commercial sexual exploitation has largely focused on traffickers, with significantly less attention and accountability placed on the conduct of sex purchasers. Federal legislation, specifically the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015, positions traffickers and sex purchasers as equally culpable. Sex purchasers, however, are rarely penalized or even addressed as exploitative, as evidenced by the countless euphemisms, like “Johns” and “hobbyist,” that reinforce an indifference — and almost benevolence — to their behaviors.

Read the full article and learn what you can do to make a difference.

 

Rescuing abandoned, abused & sex-trafficked infants

In the new episode of the God’s Revolution podcast, we’re talking with Sarah Koeppen and Emily Virkler, who lead a marvelous ministry called The Hope Box that is tackling head-on the desperate need of infants who have been abandoned, abused, and neglected — including the increasingly horrific problem of sex trafficking babies. Sarah and Emily have a wonderful story to share about the way God is working among his people to wrap their arms around these precious children and help them grow up to become happy, healthy, productive citizens of his kingdom.

Learn more about The Hope Box by clicking here.

Sex trafficking rescue in Atlanta at The Table on Delk

The new episode of the God’s Revolution podcast features Tina Williford, a stay-at-home mom with no special training who God has moved into a restoration ministry that offers friendship, resources, and hope for women, children, and even men oppressed by sex trafficking in NW Metro Atlanta. The Table on Delk gives trafficked people an opportunity to experience God’s transforming power and to take hold of the new lives he has prepared for them to live.

Find the new episode by clicking here.

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