Human slavery is one of the fastest growing and most despicable types of domestic abuse and organized crime. The dōTERRA Healing Hands Foundation is dedicated to helping those who are most vulnerable by:
At any given time in 2016, there were an estimated 40.3 million people in modern slavery, including 24.9 million in forced labor and 15.4 million in forced marriage.
Sources: https://www.ilo.org/global/publications/books/WCMS_575479/lang–en/index.htm & National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
“How do we mobilize these youth to really do something, and trust their voice?” Listen to Prevention: Ashley Bryant from 3 Strands Global
“The more that we learn about this epidemic, the more that we share…we are shining a light on a very dark topic.” Listen to Rescue: Jen Dyer with Operation Underground Railroad
“Society doesn’t want to see that there are victims of sex trafficking around them. We were around them. I was there.” Listen to The Fight against Human Trafficking with Dave Stirling
“Trust has been robbed from them. Hope has been robbed from them. And they don’t know who they can trust.” Listen to Aftercare: Steph Freed from Rapha International
Finding Home is a unique documentary about trafficking, as the stories go far beyond the actual trafficking experiences. Finding Home shows in depth the struggle, growth, and challenges that come with trying to pick a life back up after it has been fragmented. Each of these three young women has a unique story with unique hurdles to overcome. The difficulties and complexities of learning how to deal with life after horrific abuse by slave owners and men looking to exploit sex with underage girls are unpacked in a way that communicates cross-culturally and proves the connectivity in the human spirit.
Finding Home reminds us that we are all connected in our humanity; that we are all looking for a place of love, acceptance and community…a place called home.
Watch the Finding Home documentary by Rapha International: https://s3.amazonaws.com/finding-home/Finding+Home+-+Digital+Download.mp4
The reality of human trafficking can be scary to acknowledge. It can often feel overwhelming and like it is too big of an issue for an individual to make a difference. That’s where you’d be wrong. Being aware and acknowledging there is a problem is a great first step. Here are some things you can do to continue on that journey, which will help in making the world better starting right in your very own family or community.
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