by Emma Elshaw
At this year’s annual Freedom Fighter’s Conference in April, we heard from Jesus Bondo on the intersectionality of human trafficking and the political world. He stated that 71% of victims of human trafficking say they were forced to have sex with doctors, 60% with judges and 80% with police. Those are some staggering numbers, particularly as they are from professions that we might assume would be fighting against human trafficking, and not engaging in it. The reality that traffickers and purchasers of sex are already part of the political sphere in one form or another is clear.
We may feel that there is nothing that can be done to fight human trafficking if those who are in some of the most powerful professions are engaging in its continuance. However, there is still a lot that can be done. There are still those in the political sphere who desire to see an end to human trafficking, like Jesus Bondo and Joy Smith. There are MPs who are fighting to pass bills in an effort to slowly see the discontinuation of sex trafficking.
Unfortunatley, sex trafficking is still a reality today, and it will continue to be an issue as long as demand exists. If purchasers still desire to purchase sex, trafficking will continue as a by-product of the sex industry. However, there are still things that can be done in the political sphere to combat sex trafficking on a daily, weekly, and even monthly basis. At the conference, Jesus Bondo provided listeners with 5 things that can be done in 5 minutes, 5 hours and 5 days in an effort to combat human trafficking within the political sphere.
Here is what he said:
In 5 minutes, you can:
In 5 hours, you can:
In 5 days, you can:
There is something that each of us can do to engage in the fight against human trafficking when it comes to politics and the law. Whether you do one or all of these things, each little bit will help to bring more awareness to the reality of sex trafficking that is happening in so many communities around us. Remember, awareness is prevention. So, which one of these will you do today? Which one will you do tomorrow? Together, we can make a difference and begin to see an end to sex trafficking.
8/1/2022 08:37:38 am
Could you please add the citation for those stats that the speaker quoted? Thanks!
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