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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Katie: "I care about ending sex trafficking because I come from Morocco where unfortunately women are still taken advantage of sexually!" North Carolina
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
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
Laura: "Because every human deserves to dream" Oregon
Sarah: My heart aches for the victims of human trafficking and gender-based violence. A life where you are subjected to violence, abuse and exploitation on a daily basis is a life no one should have to live. Having been a victim of sexual violence, I can't even begin to imagine how beaten the souls must be of the women and children who are living this every single day. Raising awareness is my responsibility and attempt to bring hope that we will give them a safe place to rest, heal, and recover.
Ruth: "I believe every human was created by God on purpose and God loves everyone in this life nobody deserves to suffer. If a woman becomes angry over a silly thing it means she needs to be loved, If a woman cries she is not weak, those are our mothers, sisters, Aunties, and wives. They deserve their right to live a happy and chosen life. End human trafficking". -Rwanda
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