Thursday, April 10, 2008

Fighting modern slavery

I recently had the cool opportunity to interview a woman who has escaped modern day slavery, and write her story for the pages of Today's Christian Woman magazine. Sexual trafficking is a huge problem, not just overseas but here in the states.
My article, which tells the amazing story of Ruth Ada Kamara, a woman trafficked into prostitution against her will, is currently on the Christianity Today website. The very cool part of Ruth's story is that she is now speaking out to educate others, to fight this terrible problem.
click here to read the full story on-line.
I've heard from several readers who were moved by Ruth's story, and want to do something to help. Read the story, tell me what you think. And let's talk about ways that we could all help.


Llama Momma said...

What an amazing story.

Violence against women around the world is such a big problem, it seems easier to just look away and think about something else.

The shame that surrounds sexual violence against women shrouds the whole thing in a secrecy that makes it almost easy to ignore the horrific truth.

Ruth's story reminds us to look again. I pray more women will speak out with courage. And that we would all listen with compassion.

Thank you for a thoughtful and thought provoking article.

Keri Wyatt Kent said...

Thanks llama momma, for your comment. This violence against women is happening not just in far away corners of the world, but in the United States, where thousands of women and children are trafficked every year. You can learn more about what you can do to pray, educate and help fight this problem at
Singer Natalie Grant has also gotten involved with this cause, and started an organization called The Home Foundation.