Human Trafficking is a global issue that affects every country, but most individuals, especially here in the US, are not directly affected by it. So why do we care? Hear from some of our supporters about what inspired them to take up the fight against human trafficking.
“People all over should be free.” – Sybil Schwartzbach, Friends of WPC Nepal Supporter
“I was inspired to get involved when I learned that human trafficking is ranked as one of the top crimes in the world. I volunteered at the WPC safe home in Nepal, met those who survived trafficking and now I want to continue to help those in the safe home and join in the fight to stop trafficking.” – Sarah Longino, Friends of WPC staff
“20 years ago I was sitting in a small tea house in Phidim, Panchhtar District, Nepal when I heard a mob of people chanting and marching through the bazaar. I speak Nepali, but couldn’t really understand what was happening so I asked the owner of the tea house. He told me that a man tried to sell a young female relative to someone in India and they were marching him out of town. He was expelled from his community and everyone/everything he knew for what he tried to do.
This brought trafficking to the forefront for me.
I met Lila Ghising many years later and started taking groups of my students to Nepal to volunteer in the safe home she founded. Her work – and the work of the entire WPC staff – has been an inspiration to me.
I now have a daughter of my own and cannot imagine her experiencing the horrendous things the girls in the safe home have experienced.
Because of all of this, I choose to stand for women and girls everywhere and currently serve as the president of the Friends of WPC Board.” – Melissa Moffet, Friends of WPC Nepal Board President
Tell us what inspires you to fight human trafficking in the comments below.