Global Team of 200 is a highly specialized group of members of Mom Bloggers for Social Good that concentrates on issues involving women and girls, children, world hunger and maternal health.
Our Motto: Individually we are all powerful. Together we can change the world. We believe in the power of collective action to help others and believe in ourselves to make this world a better place for our children and the world’s children.
There are more than 5.5 million children worldwide who are used for forced labor and child trafficking. Human trafficking has been reported in all 50 of the United States. The victims suffer from physical, emotional and sexual abuse. This horrific practice can include prostitution, pornography, and sex tourism as well as labor for domestic service, factory or construction work, and migrant farming.
UNICEF works to protect all children from violence, exploitation, and abuse—aiming to reduce factors that make children vulnerable to trafficking and creating protective environments that guard children against exploitation in the same way that good health and nutrition fortify them against disease. (via Human Trafficking: What You Might Not Know | Hike. Blog. Love.)
I suppose I’ve always known that human trafficking exists. But I’ve NEVER realized that it happens here in the States. I don’t know why I’ve been so ignorant about that. I guess like many people, I didn’t want to acknowledge that something so horrific could happen here in the country where I live. (via Mommy Maestra: Fight Against Child Trafficking)
I have personally read or heard of stories about people’s children being kidnapped and sold to crime syndicates. My heart bleeds for these children whose childhood are being stolen. Instead of living safe, happy, healthy lives, they are suffering. That is precisely why UNICEF launched the End Trafficking Project. They aim to raise awareness about trafficking and mobilize communities to do what they can to protect children. (via Roller Coaster Ride: Believe In Zero Trafficked Children)