Tony Robbins Enters the Fight to Rescue Children Being Trafficked as Sex Slaves
Vic Bishop, Staff Writer
Some things in our world are so terrible that no one wants to talk about them, much less try to do anything about them. Nearing the top of this list is international child trafficking, and shockingly, millions of children are sold into slavery each year, with many of them being used for sexual exploitation.
People don’t realize it, but there is more slavery in the world today than at any other time in human history. And while law enforcement agencies do play a major role in stopping this type of crime, very few people have the skills, courage and experience to take on the mission of rescuing children who’ve been stolen for sex slavery.
“The Global Slavery Index 2018 estimates that on any given day in 2016 there were 403,000 people living in conditions of modern slavery in the United States, a prevalence of 1.3 victims of modern slavery for every thousand in the country.” [Source]
Former DHS special agent and author Tim Ballard created Operation Underground Railroad (OUR) after being inspired to help a Haitian man find his kidnapped son. Ballard’s story is recounted in his acclaimed book, Slave Stealers: True Accounts of Slave Rescues Then and Now.
The thing is, it takes money to rescue these children, and of all the potential donors in this world, Ballard has found an extraordinary benefactor in the motivational speaker, Tony Robbins. For the last few years, Robbins has been one of OUR’s biggest financial backers, having raised millions for the organization.
In the following clip, Robbins explains why he supports the organization:
Here, Ballard and Robbins can be seen discussing this heart-breaking issue:
You can support Operation Underground Railroad also by donating funds and spreading the word. Click here to join the fight.
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About the Author
Vic Bishop is a staff writer for WakingTimes.com. He is an observer of people, animals, nature, and he loves to ponder the connection and relationship between them all. A believer in always striving to becoming self-sufficient and free from the matrix, please track him down on Facebook.
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