“Twenty Seven Million”: Raising Awareness of Human Trafficking
Written by Christi Given | March 29, 2012
Singer and worship leader Matt Redman and Christian rap and dance group LZ7 recently teamed up to write the song “Twenty Seven Million.” Have you heard of it? The song is in support of the A21 Campaign which helps raise awareness of the approximately 27 million people who are trapped in the world of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. We at PI feel this is an incredibly important issue to discuss and bring into our prayers.
A bit more about the A21 Campaign:
The A21 Campaign was born when the decision was made to raise our hand, and be that ‘someone.’ It was a decision of ordinary people who decided to take responsibility regarding the issue of human trafficking. So with little knowledge, and a lot of passion, in 2007 we set out to make a difference.
After extensive research, planning, fundraising, more research, relationship building, a lot of learning, and a great leap of faith, we opened our first shelter for victims of human trafficking at the end of 2008.
The shelter is located in Greece, a prime destination country in Europe. We are now able to provide trafficked victims with a safe, loving, and comforting environment, access to medical care and psychological assessment, vocational training, assistance in university education, life guidance and counseling, and access to legal assistance. We work closely with police, hospitals and government officials, and are seeing justice enjoyed by new rescued victims each month (The A21 Campaign).
Please watch this video to learn more about this issue and about how you can help!
Here is another video of Redman explaining the song and its purpose:
You can download the song on iTunes if you wish to support the A21 Campaign and its mission. We love that it’s only $1.29!
PI readers, will you share the videos and song with your friends? Can we all say a prayer for the victims of sexual abuse and human trafficking?