To me, remaining indifferent to 27 million persons enslaved throughout the world today is to truly be callous. Their plight cries out to be heard and responded to. They are on a watch for freedom that only we, the free, can bring to fruition.
Blogging about human trafficking has also exposed me–and all who read Embrace the Struggle, by extension–to organizations that are either carrying out investigations or responding to those rescued from sexual slavery.
The Exodus Road gladly works with individuals and organizations investigating potential cases of trafficking and slavery and empowers them through operational funding; covert gear; and support, training, and networking. By fortifying those three pieces of the abolition puzzle, search and rescue of victims is bolstered.
This month, a very special organization in Cambodia is inviting us all to partner with it and The Exodus Road to fund raids that will free victims of sexual slavery.
During August 2013, Sak Saum, “a ministry dedicated to the rescue, restoration, transformation, and rehabilitation of vulnerable and exploited women and men,” will donate $10 from the sale of each of its leather “freedom” wrap watches to The Exodus Road. If 150 watches are sold, The Exodus Road can fully fund one raid for girls in India or South East Asia. So, it’s up to us to get on board and invest in a raid by buying these beautiful, unique watches!
As Sak Saum’s National Director, Theavy Kang, explains, the organization’s name means dignity, value, and restoration. No wonder it’s an ideal partner for The Exodus Road in giving back life, hope, and dreams to those trapped in sexual slavery!
This video gives you a peek into the beautiful work being done by Sak Saum:
Ready to do your part? Head over to the Sak Saum website to purchase your watch. It’ll be shipped directly to you. Every time you wear it, you’ll be reminded that you invested in the freedom of a young woman–or perhaps a child!–in bondage. Plus, you’ll have a cool conversation piece through which you can share with others how they, too, can participate in the modern-day abolition movement!