Sex-trafficking is modern-day slavery. It's disgusting and more common than we know.
"According to the U.S. State Department, 600,000 to 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders every year, of which 80% are female and half are children." (source)
I have children and the thought of them getting caught up in something like this makes my blood run cold. I read the stories of how easily it is to get trapped by a boyfriend whom you love and trust only to find out they seek to control you-body, mind, and soul.
There is no escape because they fear for their lives or for their family members lives.
The young and vulnerable make the greatest victims.
This makes me angry, very angry. Knowing there are people in this world that will use and abuse others. That willingly partake in stripping another human being of their humanity for their own monetary gain is sickening and the worse kind of evil in this world.
None of us are safe. The only thing we can do is educate ourselves and support those who decide to take action and do something about it.
So when Work of Worth contacted me about curating a collection to help them spread the word of their organization, of course I said yes!
I'm sure you are wondering,
Who is Work of Worth? Good Question!Work of Worth exists to sustainably employ entrepreneurs in dignity from poverty and the sex trade. Each purchase of their quality items helps to support men and women who desire a choice for freedom and dignity for their families
I hope you will take a moment to check them out-if you feel led, make a purchase- I plan too!
Visit my Worth of Worth Curated page to see each of my selections up close => Alecia's Curated Collection
Check out the Pinterest Page too! => Alecia's Work of Worth Pinterest Page
Below you will find a few things that I chose that jumped out at me when I scrolled through their site.
Do you see those cool earrings? Totally getting them (but they just sold out :( )
I love fresh smelling soap. Want it.
THAT necklace!! I like jewelry that is funky :)
And I can ALWAYS use one more journal...who doesn't??
Be a part of change. Support women at high risk of being #trafficked (Click to Tweet)
And now for something super fun...a GIVEAWAY!! I am going to give away the Birds on Line Journal you see above! Just leave me a comment letting me know which item is your favorite. I'll pick a winner on Monday. :)
Linking up with: SolideoGloria, #TellHisStory, and CoffeeForYourHeart