By Conor Diemer
To end child sex trafficking and exploitation, Love146 held a bake sale on October, 14 in the Babylon Student Center cafeteria on the Ammerman Campus to fundraise money for children in need. All the task force members of Love146 are volunteers.
Love 146’s movement works with children who face problems after child trafficking and exploitation such as drug and alcohol dependencies, depression and axiety, HIV and other STD’s, unplanned pregnancies, suicide attempts and self-injury, and mental illness. Love146 has a home for victims called the “round home” in the Phillippines. The member of the Love146 describe their round house as “uniquely built and designed to ease the restoration and holistic health of every child entering its doors. A tree house is used for therapy sessions, a volleyball court is available to play one, there’s even a punching bag for children to work out their aggression.” They also say that ” the physical strucure of the round home is intended to promote reflectiveness, a sense of peace, freedom, dignity, and self-esteem, as well as playfulness so that children can simply be children again.”
The difference between trafficking and exploitation is in humans, any commercial sex act or labor induced by force, fraud, or coercion and exploitation isto take advantage of vulnerabilieties. Ways of force used for sexual exploitation is physical restraint, beatings, rape and confinement. Actions of fraud used are false promises, posing as a false agency or other service job, lying about working conditions or wage. Procedures of coercion are threats or blackmail, confiscation of passport or documents, making person afraid of seeking help. It’s estimated 4.5 million in sexual exploitation, 14.2 million in forced labor, and 2.2 million in state imposed labor.
Love 146 is an inspirational movement, out to save children’s lives around the world that can’t help themselves. Any amount of donations is always appreciated in order to help those suffered from child trafficking and exploitation and prevent in the future and you can donate on their website https://donate.love146.org/checkout/donation?eid=12277