It is said that in the United States every 30 seconds a young woman becomes a victim of sex trafficking, it is estimated that 100,000-300,000 minors are at risk every year. The average age for entry into sexual exploitation is 12 years old. Trafficked victims are forced into prostitution, escort services, pornography, strip clubs and more. Prostituted women and children are forced to make hundreds of dollars each night to fill quotas set by their traffickers and pimps.
When a young woman is brought into the sex trade she is often forced to watch pornography and is often forced to participate in the making of pornographic materials such as movies and photographs. “…Pornographers, like other pimps, learn how to exploit economic and psychological vulnerabilities to coerce them to get into and stay in the sex industry. Other times they threaten or use alcohol and drugs to induce compliance…” http://www.covenanteyes.com
She is someone’s daughter, sister, niece who has often been manipulated because of her vulnerability, threatened by violence, controlled by the choice of her pimp or trafficker. She is not there by choice.
To effectively fight sex trafficking and exploitation we need men of valor to awaken the warrior heart within themselves, within each man, the heart that was created by God to stand up and become protectors of the vulnerable. She is someone who needs a warrior to value her life, to honor her with his actions, to stand and speak for her freedom.
A covenant warrior’s promise:
*Pledge to value all women, regardless of background and history
*Pledge to teach sons, nephews and those who look up to you how to value women and protect them
*Have accountability outlets (for internet, etc.) set up for men of all ages in your home
*Sow financially into organizations who are reaching out to victims, rescuing and restoring victims
*Find ways to bring public awareness to what is happening to the daughters of America.
They need warriors…they need you.
Ο Yes! I pledge to be a protector of women I know and those I don’t know.
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