Why we support The LaboratoryTo Combat Human Trafficking.
It's easy to imagine that human trafficking is something that happens to someone else, some unfortunate teen in a faraway land, but truth be told, trafficking happens right here in our own neighborhoods.
The part that most of us don't think about is that it generally begins with a conversation, a relationship between two people, a relationship that often seems well-timed, innocent and helpful. Trafficking is a violation of basic human trust and it's easy to see victims as people different from ourselves. But they are certainly not. We all have personal experiences of being surprised by people not being what they've seemed.
For the last several years we at Embracing The Feminine have been gathering women to explore new ways to support personal development, empowerment, and connection within our community. We are also committed to raising awareness of the needs within our extended communities and raise funds to support the betterment of women locally and globally.
LCHT has been doing an amazing job at creating resources for local people who have experienced exploitation through coercion and trafficking. The stories are many and diverse, and your donation could go a long way towards creating a solid infrastructure to support someone in need. Our annual goal is to raise $10,000 to make a difference in the lives of people no different than me or you.
Please consider making a donation today.
The Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking (LCHT)
Human trafficking is one of the most egregious violations of human rights of our time. Human trafficking involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to induce labor or sexual exploitation. Research estimates that there are over 40 million human trafficking victims globally today and likely hundreds of thousands in the United States. But, because of its covert nature, this crime often goes unnoticed or misunderstood in the US, leaving an untold number of victims without the help they desperately need. This is true in the state of Colorado as well, where the fact that there are concealed victims of human trafficking in our communities is largely unknown.
The Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking (LCHT) is a leader in Colorado’s anti-trafficking efforts. Since 2005, they have:
· Trained over 27,000 professionals and community members
· Conducted three major research projects to drive action
· Assumed administration of the statewide 24/7 human trafficking hotline
· Supported 140 interns as future human rights leaders.
LCHT is a 2018 Top-Rated Charity by GreatNonprofits, as well as a recipient of the Gold Seal of Transparency from GuideStar, the world’s largest source of information on nonprofits.
It is our intention to raise a minimum of $10,000 a year for LCHT. Please consider donating on our behalf.