Slavery still exists today; so many children in America and across the world are held in bondage, but rather than physical chains many are instead chained by fear, shame, and depression. Many Americans are still unaware that this is the case, but we are thankful that those who do know about it are willing to do something about it. These people, these modern-day abolitionists, are standing arm in arm with us in the fight against child sex trafficking.
Each month we highlight one of our supporters and fellow abolitionists and give them thanks for helping us in the fight. This month, we wish to single out Constance Broz, who has been a dedicated supporter our work for years. We asked her to tell us a bit about herself and why she choose to donate to us these past few years, here’s what she said:
Children are completely dependent on adults for their very existence. They require some type of relationship in order to receive the basics of life: food, shelter, clothing. So kids absolutely must trust someone in order to stay alive.
Adults who violate this trust violate the very essence of what makes us all human. We all began life as helpless, with only our ability to cry and to appeal to others for sustenance. To take a child, degrade that child, use that child as a funding source, degrades all of humanity.
We must protect those who can’t protect themselves. What makes us human isn’t how much power or money we amass, how attractive or successful we are. It’s how we treat those who are powerless that demonstrates our true power, which comes from, I believe, God’s unconditional love.
Funding an organization like ECPAT, that seeks to educate and stop the practice of annihilating vulnerable kids’ childhoods to feed the sicknesses of some adults, helps to restore love to the world.
Whether you have children, as my husband and I do, or whether you just were a child once, as we all were, we must, as Dylan Thomas said, “rage against the dying of the light”. Anger can propel action. Our anger against “mans inhumanity to man” (Robert Burns) ratchets up many notches when it is instead man’s inhumanity against children. And giving money, or securities as we did, can turn that action into more action. And more action into a manifestation of love.
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