Human Exploitation/Trafficking

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Did you know…  Slavery stills exists in our world and is an estimated $32 billion industry? You may be aware of what happens overseas, but the issue exists here—even in Oklahoma. The United States is the number one destination for trafficking humans and approximately 300,000 children are sexually exploited each year.

What is Human Exploitation? Human exploitation is the unethical, selfish use of human beings for the satisfaction of personal desires and/or profitable advantage. There are six areas we focus on, including labor trafficking, sex trafficking, media exploitation, pornography, bullying and exploitation of natural resources.

What can you do? This is the question most often asked by churches. The first step is understanding the issue. The BGCO offers a team of Human Trafficking Educators who are trained to make presentations to your church or local community group. If you would like someone to make a presentation in your church, please contact the BGCO Women’s Office by emailing women@bgco.org.

Each year, the Women’s Missions and Ministries Office of the BGCO asks churches to participate in S.T.O.P. Sunday on the second Sunday of each January. In addition, churches are asked to educate their congregations on the dangers of human exploitation and trafficking and to STOP and pray during their morning service.

Shelters

DaySpring Villa – Tulsa
918-245-4075
Click here to email.

Beautiful Dream Society – OKC
405-308-0011
Click here to email.