Meet the Trekkers!

David: "Modern day slavery is one the gravest human rights violations of our time! As such, the greatest assault against women is that more is not being done to address gender-based-violence! It is why WE International exists - it's why we are doing the Trek to End Trafficking advocacy event. In the words of Emma Lazarus, the American Jewish activist, 'Until we are all free, we are none of us free.'" Wisconsin

Gail: Nevada

Kyle: "I believe that every person is made in the image of God, and therefore, has immeasurable value, worth, and dignity. As a husband, and father of 3 daughters, I believe every girl being trafficked is loved by an almighty God with an unconditional love. Every girl caught in this evil is worth fighting for, and deserves the opportunity to meet Jesus, who longs to provide hope and healing." Arizona

Katie: "I care about ending sex trafficking because I come from Morocco where unfortunately women are still taken advantage of sexually!" North Carolina

Mallory: “Every human is created with an inherent worth that the evils of this world seek to destroy. Human trafficking is one of those evils! I seek to end human trafficking because I have been called to rescue the hurting and vulnerable. The desire of my heart is to, by the grace of God, remind people of their worth and help them heal so that they may live a life they were created to live. “The Lord is close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." Wisconsin

Joe: "I believe there are thousands of reasons to help end trafficking. We have over millions of people who have their human rights taken from them. Not only is it a crime against humanity, it's destroying families and lives. As we continue to target and destroy the enemy with goal minded individuals, I support to help raise the awareness and help stop trafficking." Wisconsin

Laura: "Because every human deserves to dream" Oregon

Aaron: "I care because of Proverbs 31:8-9: Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy." Ohio

Alyssa: "I want to end trafficking because it is modern slavery and we need to close this chapter in humanity’s history once and for all. Everyone deserves the chance to pursue life, liberty, and happiness with dignity no matter where they are born." Maryland

Amber: Wisconsin

Amanda: "I care about human trafficking and modern slavery because God cares about them. He has sent us with good news that heals broken hearts, frees captive minds, and replaces darkness with light. Everybody needs to know that - both those caught in trafficking and those that have power together to stop it." Wisconsin

Alex: “Matthew 25:37-40: Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you? The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Illinois

Tyna: "One of the most important parts of my job as a nurse is being an advocate, it is something I feel very passionate about personally. I want people who have had their lives affected by trafficking to know and feel like people are pleading on their behalf. To know that they have a voice, a place, and people who are willing to stand with them. As a parent I want to raise a man who will stand with those whose rights are being violated and work and live to be a part of the solution."  Colorado

Courtney: "Human trafficking is one of the world's most heinous crimes. Every person in this world is worthy of respect. As a white woman and sexual assault victim I know what it feels like to be violated and powerless to a very small degree. My heart breaks for these vulnerable women and children and I want to be a part of the solution to give them life of freedom." Wisconsin

Kat: "I want women around the world to have the opportunity to step into their purpose, which can only happen if they aren't being abused and sold for something as base as sex. I want to do as much as I can to reduce even one girl from that misery. That's why this Trek is important to me." Texas

Joy: "I care about anti-trafficking efforts because 7 years ago I was heartbroken realizing women were being used, traded, sold, chewed up and spit out. I care because dignity and hope are foundational for a flourishing world and I believe in a God who wants abundant life for His people. I care because I'm called to be the hands and feet of Jesus and to lead people to Him so that He can bind up the hands of the broken-hearted and bring freedom to the captive." Wisconsin

Ignacio: Texas

Ignacio: Texas

Tessa: "Our world is filled with injustices that have fallen outside of God’s design for humanity. I am here to use my voice for the women who are voiceless - those trapped a life of violence and slavery. If we take a collective approach to serve the under-served, represent the underrepresented, and link arms with the broken. Freedom and justice for ALL women will follow!" Wisconsin

Travis: "The first time I heard about human trafficking it was something my wife and I have spent time raising awareness and money towards in an effort to end it. As a teacher, the awareness of this issue has helped me to keep an eye out for my students that could end up in a situation that would put them at risk. Human trafficking is abominable and something everyone can get on board with until this no longer exists" Wisconsin