ESTHERS Children works in the area of advocacy both in the United States and Brazil. Our goal is to raise awareness about the child prostitution and exploitation that is happening both locally and globally. We are developing a curriculum to be presented in local schools to educate children on the problems of modern day slavery, how it affects them, and the risks they run of becoming involved in these injustices.
Slavery is alive and growing today. People, young children especially, all over the world are directly or indirectly affected by or supporting modern-day slavery whether it be the clothes we wear, the chocolate we eat, the coffee we drink. Sexual exploitation and child prostitution are occurring behind closed doors in our own communities but out in the open, all along the major highways, and in the child’s own home in Brazil. In 2014 the FIFA World Cup will be held in Brazil followed by the 2016 Summer Olympics set to be held in Rio de Janeiro. International events like these are prime locations for child prostitution and human trafficking to occur where countless innocent children will be taken and never seen again by their friends and family. With Brazil already being a sex tourism destination, events like these will make those numbers grow exponentially.
We can make a difference – starting today! ESTHERS Children has the vision of working together with groups, churches and organizations in the United States, Brazil and all over the globe to train, equip and mobilize people to save the lives of innocent children that are already being lost today in places where stadiums are currently being built. Together as abolitionists with a common goal, we can stand up for these injustices and be part of the movement to end modern-day slavery.
For more information about our curriculum being developed for advocacy with school-aged kids or about how you can join our movement as an abolitionist, please contact Emily Sutherland at: email@example.com