A VICTORY FOR JUSTICEBy karla keatinge
18 Feb 2012
Christine Caine, founder of A21 has sent us an update of an incredible victory for us all to celebrate. Precedents are being set and judicial systems turned on their heads in the fight against human trafficking.
"I just had to write and tell you the incredible news...WE WON!!! We just won a huge court case in Athens! You have probably heard me tell the story before of a girl that was trafficked in a shipping container. She underwent unimaginable abuse as the oxygen tank in the container broke and half of the girls inside died. And that was only the beginning of her nightmare entry into Greece, where she was sold for sex countless times during her captivity.
But TODAY she is not only free - she has seen justice prevail as her traffickers are now in prison!! Both traffickers were sentenced to 15 years and each fined 75,000.00 euros. This is incredible as the maximum prison penalty in Greece for human trafficking is only 10 years!
In the midst of economic crisis and instability in Greece, we continue to take ground, and we consider you a big part of this. Thank you for your prayers and support. This truly is a battle against powers and principalities - but together, darkness doesn't stand a chance against us!
27 MILLION // I also wanted to let you know about what is happening on Monday, February 27th. That is the day that the song "27 Million" is being released. Matt & Beth Redman, and LZ7 have put together an anthem to help raise awareness about human trafficking...and I must say, it is POWERFUL! The song tells the gripping true story of an Eastern European girl, trafficked into the London sex trade. The song title reflects the estimated 27 million individuals trapped in modern slavery today. The release of 27 Million will be accompanied by a music video recorded live at Passion Conference. I was there the night they recorded it, and let me tell you, it was something I have never seen before...a stadium filled with 45,000 young people making a very bold and passionate statement against human trafficking. Here is just a taste: http://a21.gr/27million
Please join me in helping this anthem be heard, awareness spread and people mobilized to stand for justice around the world!"
An amazing report, huh?! Thank you to everyone who have been supporting A21 including those who have given so far to the I-HEART fundraiser for their safe house in Kiev. A mere $18 gives one rescued girl a safe night's refuge. If you haven't been able to contribute yet, you can do so now, HERE. Let's continue to make a difference, TOGETHER.
Re: A VICTORY FOR JUSTICE
Awesome!!!! This is real, justice prevails when people stand up for it! This is not utopic, our next generation will tell about human trafficked banned, because WE together in this very moment raise the banner of justice. Ps: oh!! the song...only a death person won´t be touched by it. xx
24 Feb 2012 by Greice Moura