Daily, I see a new story about the same issue of sex trafficking posted on a news site. Believe it or not, Houston is the main hub for human trafficking in the U.S. up to date. As this is a sad truth, I can only help but wonder how all of this started. When did the world become some evil as to use and abuse young women maybe old enough to be your mother or young enough to be your daughter or little sister for money? According to an article from CNN.com, “On average, each sex trafficking victim creates nearly $22,000 in profits per year for their exploiters.”
So, we know that this is going on and we know that it is a huge problem not only in Houston but in every country and state, but what do we do about it? There are women who are raped more than 1,000 times a day, 7 days out of the week with no hope that someone is out there working to save them….that is their “end”.
CNN has also created a new project called, ” The CNN Freedom Project ” that I think is phenomenal because of how they are giving life back into the voices of the survivors of sex trafficking. All I can think about is how many woman out there will see this project and heal from their past if they have been victim to this evil crime and/or people will see this project and want to get involved in anyway that they can. I’m on board, are YOU? You guys should definitely click that link to check it out.
How do we get involved to end this sickening practice? I have a couple of organizations listed below for information on sex trafficking that will help those of you aren’t familiar with what goes on with it, how to protect yourself better or what the lives of these woman and men go through day by day. I am also working to get an interview with an organization to post it to the site. Stay tuned!
*If you have been a victim to sex trafficking , I would love for you to help touch the lives of others by sharing your story. Please email me at : Karakwillis@hotmail.com.
Also, if there are any good websites with a good deal of information on there that I have left off of here, please share! 🙂
Sex Trafficking Organizations:
*Human Trafficking resource center
*Youth for Tomorrow
*Free the Captives
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Thursday, March 24, 2016:
Two Bellaire High School teens went on a Spring Break trip last week only to drive back home and have their family and friend’s lives change forever.
After taking a trip to South Padre Island, three of the teens (one whom is in critical condition), were driving back home in the Corpus Christi area when the driver was looking down at her GPS (Google Maps) because she felt she was lost and wanted to keep them headed in the right direction.
The driver then, distracted by her GPS, ran into an 18 wheeler truck as she tried to keep control of her vehicle. The two Bellaire High School girls, Brianna and Jade Robinson, both sisters, died in the terrifying car crash.
The family and friends of the teens still cannot wrap their heads around this happening to these girls. Jade had a scholarship to play volleyball in college and everything.
Counselors have been made available to Bellaire High School students to cope with their devastating lost.
It just makes you think. So many look at their phones to use the GPS, texting, Snapchat, Periscope and all of the other widgets that are made available on their phones. But, these girls were innocently just trying to make sure they were on the right path home….not on social media, not texting…just simply using their GPS. My heart goes out to the family and their friends for their loss! We have to do better. That text and that snap can wait until you pull over and get to your destination. These girls had no idea that something like this would happen to them. They just wanted to go to South Padre for a good time and get home afterwards.
The next time you think about moving your eyes off of the road to look at your phone, please think of these innocent girls. Think twice. Life is not promised and is indeed too short. Please pray for their family!
For the full story, please visit http://www.chron.com/neighborhood/bellaire/schools/article/3-teens-killed-including-Bellaire-High-6925867.php