[ ‘SHARE’ May-Jun 2016 ] FOCUS ~ MINISTRY
Author: Jojo Poon
Slavery is often thought of as an archived piece in the history of humanity existed only in the poorest corners of the earth full of conflicts and incivilities. The sad fact is that the total number of slaves is at a historic high today, spanning across the globe.
Continue reading Build a World Free of Human Trafficking
[ ‘SHARE’ May-Jun 2016 ] STEP INTO THE WORLD
Human trafficking is often international, and it has become the second largest global illegal trade business following drugs. Sixty percent of human trafficking activities were international.
CEDAR is supporting multiple partners in their education, support network building, living condition improvements, and life rebuilding projects.
Continue reading Combat Human Trafficking From Church, Through Church
[ ‘SHARE’ May-Jun 2016 ] JOIN HANDS JOIN HEARTS
Cecil (obscured), a Myanmar youth whose life was surrounded by war, landmines, human trafficking, and slavery before she was 9, was physically scarred for life. Fortunately, they did not strip her of her hope and will in surviving.
Continue reading From a Slave to an Aspiring Doctor
[ ‘SHARE’ May-Jun 2016 ] TAKING ACTION
Interviewer and Editor: Tsun Wan Yan
We are prone to be judgmental against sex workers and procurers and assume that they voluntarily chose this particular path, which deemed them unworthy of the cry for our help. However, have we ever missed the focus by grappling on the right and wrong of their doings, and forgot that they need people’s caring as much as, if not more than, we do?
Continue reading A Different Light in the Red Light District—Eden Ministry’s Work in Hong Kong
Garo is an ethnic group in Bangladesh that lives in poverty with scarce resources. The lack of technology also restricted their resources management, and their living condition is hardly improved as a result.
Continue reading Strengthened by God’s words in Developing the Lands
Thailand is at Tier 3 of the 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report. It is among the worst countries in human trafficking which often fail to protect their victims. The number of victims was speculated to be in the range of 3-4 million since accurate accounts of actual incidents were near impossible for both the Thailand authorities and foreign organizations. People were trafficked from Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, etc. to Thailand to work in the sex industry. Thailand also acts as the proxy of people trafficked from China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Russia, South Korea, etc., where they are either sold as sex workers or laborers (U.S. Department of State).
Continue reading Human Trafficking in Thailand