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In light of the Wayfair scandal a few weeks ago, I shared two posts about human trafficking. 
I'd like to share those posts here as my views on the matter have not changed and I'd like to acknowledge the information given in my second post. I was going to publish this last week, but I wanted to wait until today because tomorrow is world day against trafficking. 

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| period. —————————————————————— it’s happening, it’s real and it’s uncomfortable. —————————————————————— when I first read about the Wayfair scandal this weekend — I immediately thought conspiracy theory because that’s what we do when things are super uncomfortable. all the fact checkers said false, so sigh of relief and we move on to the next thing, right? —————————————————————— no. we should be outraged. a fact checker tooting false several hours after the accusation went viral over something that would need to be investigated is suspicious — sorry if that burst your bubble. just because Wayfair came out quickly and said it’s not true doesn’t mean we stop looking into it. that shouldn’t be enough for us. we should be demanding for more. —————————————————————— I AM NOT SAYING THEY ARE GUILTY. I am also not saying they’re innocent. I’m saying that claims like this should be FULLY investigated. because that’s how we let the exploiters know we are serious about shutting them down. child trafficking is not a joke. they should know we are coming for them. that we do not take pedophilia lightly. that we will never tolerate + accept the exploitation of children, women, and our fellow humans. —————————————————————— what we know is that people prey on children and some people make it their business to exploit them. we can not turn a blind eye to this any longer. demand justice for all. —————————————————————— #savethechildren — all them.

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| in light of my last post, several of you have asked about the the fight against human trafficking and what there can be done to help. ๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด. ๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด. ๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ. thank you for focusing on the important stuff. here is a list of things you can do right now to help pursue + aid in the fight. ⁣ —————————————————————————⁣ ๐ค๐ง๐จ๐ฐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐ข๐ ๐ง๐ฌ • when an estimated 600,000 to 800,000 men, women, and children are trafficked across international borders each year, we should get familiar with red flags + signs of trafficking. —————————————————————————⁣ ๐˜ข ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต https://humantraffickinghotline.org/human-trafficking/recognizing-signs —————————————————————————⁣ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ ๐š ๐ญ๐ข๐ฉ • if you have concerns about a potential trafficking situation. Contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline by calling 1-888-373-7888 or text HELP to BEFREE. ⁣ —————————————————————————⁣ ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ ๐š๐ฐ๐š๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐›๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ๐ข๐ง๐  + ๐ฌ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฌ๐ž ๐š๐œ๐œ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ.⁣ @ourrescue⁣ @a21⁣ @timballard89⁣ @love146⁣ @polarisproject⁣ @ecpat⁣ @stopthetraffik⁣ @hopeforjusticeintl⁣ @exoduscry ⁣ @safehouseproject ⁣ @freeforlifeintl —————————————————————————⁣ ๐ ๐ž๐ญ ๐ฅ๐จ๐œ๐š๐ฅ • go volunteer at organizations in your city. donate what you can, when you can. talk to community & church leaders about spreading awareness + hosting fundraisers to support the cause. ⁣ —————————————————————————⁣ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ / ๐˜ธ๐˜ข ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ด⁣ @avillageforone⁣ @cupcakegirlsorg⁣ @sharedhopeinternational ⁣ —————————————————————————⁣ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐š๐ฒ • for the people on the ground doing the hard work. for our communities. for our nation. for the hearts of man to be engrossed with the pursuit of justice. ⁣

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I'd like to share more information resources on human trafficking as this topic has always been one that has pressed fervently on my heart. I've compiled a list down below of places to donate and sites to visit with notable information about human trafficking. The best way to stop these cruel treatment of our fellow humans is to stay informed + alert to the fact that this is happening -- everywhere

Hotlines 

National Human Trafficking Hotline
1-888-373-7888


National Center for Missing or Exploited Children (NCMEC)
1-800-THE-LOST

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Tip Line
(1-866-347-2423)


Resources

Ending Human Trafficking -- download their ebook + listen to their podcast.

Freedom United -- take these quizzes to test your knowledge + enroll in their 15 to 20-hour course titled "Understanding Contemporary Slavery." There is a $10 fee to enroll, but it's so worth it. 

O.U.R Stories -- operation underground railroad's blog. 

List of State Agencies / Organizations -- that combat child sex trafficking and exploitation. 

A21 Shop -- they sell gear with a message.

End It Movement Shop -- more gear with a message.



Reading Material 

Articles


Places To Donate

when you can, what you can. 














↓ S H A R E ●  S A V E ●  P I N  ↓

I've compiled several infographics and I would love it if you would save them, share them, pin them to help get the word out. spread awareness. get involved. together, we can end modern-day slavery. 











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