What is the Blue Heart Campaign?
The Blue Heart Campaign has been adopted by the JBA-WMU to bring awareness to our churches that human trafficking exists, right here, in our local communities. We think we are immune to such tragedies here in the South, and especially here in our own neighborhoods. But this is a very real reality. We must do what we can to educate our churches so we can further educate our children.
There are six areas of human exploitation:
• Bullying, Cyberbullying, Queen Bee Bullying
• Human Trafficking—Labor
• Human Trafficking—Sex
• Media's Exploitation of Families and Children
• Exploitation of Natural Resources for Personal Gain
If you would like a speaker to educate your church or ladies group,
please call us for speakers and contact information.
How can we bring awareness to sex trafficking? We will focus on education, awareness, preparation, prayer, and some degree of action—a laying of groundwork for churches and church members to respond.
We hope to install a billboard with the hotline number along a major roadway in Johnston County. Also, we are leaving bath soaps that have a sticker with the hotline number in local truck stops.
Long range goal: Rescue and Training Center for sex trafficking victims.
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Did you know?
* Every day an estimated 27 million men, women, and children wake up victims of modern slavery.
* In 2000 the International Labor Organization estimated that, worldwide, there were 1.8 million children alone victimized in prostitution or pornography.
* Approximately 17,500 foreign nationals are trafficked into the United States annually, whether for sex or labor, probably in your own backyard!
* An estimated 100,000 children in the US are caught up into the sex trade each year.
* 70% of 8–18 year olds have been exposed to hard-core pornography. Additionally, 68% of children know how to hide their online activity from their parents!
* More U.S. citizens, both adult and children, are found in sex trafficking than labor trafficking; U.S. citizen child victims are often runaway and homeless youth.
* Through the buying and selling of their crafts, WorldCrafts is able to provide living wages to artisans in more than 30 different countries. The majority of whom suffer from human exploitation.
* The U.S. is ranked as the third largest destination for trafficking.