Survivor Stories from Hagar
If you’re like me, you can’t get enough of human trafficking rescue stories. In the face of oppression and despair, tales of hope are a fix I just can’t satisfy. Though stories often run together, I want more. More freedom. More rescue. More unthinkable courage and healing. If that sounds like you, too, here’s a new video from Hagar. Below that is a survivor story from their site. Hien’s Story Sometimes it’s the small things that make all the difference. Hien* came to Hagar broken and neglected. Years of physical, sexual and emotional abuse from her family made her feelRead more
An Amazing Double-Rescue
After you read this post, hope over here to read this article at Reject/Apathy and celebrate today’s powerful holiday (nope, not Valentine’s Day): Pray for the Johns Day. Rescue stories of human trafficking victims often follow a familiar pattern: A police officer breaks in a frees a girl; or the abuse becomes too much to bear and she runs away during the night. Many of us have heard countless stories and have been moved by them over and over. But at the same time, the familiarity can be desensitizing. This story is unique. In this story, both captive and captorRead more
Rescue: 4 Roads to Freedom
It goes without saying that rescue is a key turning point for trafficked people. But exactly how does it happen? We’ll be looking more at the ins and outs of rescue from human trafficking this year. To get started, here are four main ways victims move from captivity to freedom. Rescue This is the most commonly talked of rescue. The dramatic raid: doors kicked in by police, captives set free by compassionate social workers. This work is the specialty of the International Justice Mission. These rescues are very powerful because only they can free to the most deeply enslaved, theRead more
Good News from China!
From Reuters.com: Chinese police rescued 89 infants kidnapped for sale and arrested 369 people they said were linked to two human trafficking rings this month, state media reported Wednesday…Efforts by China, the world’s most populous nation, to contain population growth through a strict “one child” policy, coupled with the country’s long tradition of favoring boys, have contributed to the rise in cases of trafficking in children and women. Read the full story here.