There are approx. 50,000 sex slaves working in the Kingdom of Cambodia.This is not your black and white typical type of slavery, but a slavery that is hard to see, hard to fight and hard to end even though it is very, very real. Globally, there are approximately 27 million living in slavery, over 20 million of them have been trafficked.
Here is some information from Polaris Project. “Human trafficking affects every country around the world, regardless of socio-economic status, history, or political structure. Human traffickers have created an international market for the trade in human beings based on high profits and demand for commercial sex and cheap labor. Trafficking affects 161 countries worldwide. An estimated 20.9 million men, women and children are trafficked for commercial sex or forced labor around the world today. Victims are trafficked both within and across international borders. Migrants as well as internally displaced persons are particularly vulnerable.”
The other day we spend our afternoon with AIM. AIM deals with issues of trafficking, specifically with children and works on the prevention and reintegration side. This is an horror that more and more people care about every day. The one thing about issues as big as this is that we seldom know what to do with our desire to see it ended. This is one of the reasons we started Steps of Justice, to help people like you and me take small simple steps of obedience to Jesus to see justice happen.
One of the ways that you can do this in the area of sex trafficking is to host a screening of the Pink Room Movie. The screening costs $35 for up to 50 people, or $60 for 100. Click on the above link to order the movie. From there you can book a venue, set up an event on Facebook, or send out invitations. Get your friends, community, school or church together and screen the movie.
The media packet comes with a DVD, promotional material and instructions on how to facilitate the evening.
You can also contact us about ordering Pink Room/Do Justice t-shirts for $18 each, plus shipping. We only have a limited number, so please let us know soon.
Jesus, we ask you to give us wisdom and discernment in this issue to know how to respond. These are your little girls being sold and bought. Help us be the beautiful feet that take action against this issue. Amen.
Feature image by Lindsey