Really Human

Dr. Sunitha Krishnan has dedicated her life to rescuing women and children from sex slavery.  She and her organisation – Prajwala – have rescued and helped to educate, train and reintegrate thousands of victims of this form of slavery.  She is an inspiring, forceful and committed individual and she has some very specific requests.

She asks that everybody moved by the horrific stories she tells, takes it upon themselves to tell two people of the plight of children and women who are sold as slaves in the sex industry. She asks that we each tell two people and try to convince them to help.

That’s a pragmatic idea.

Her other request is even more heartfelt and if we all took it to heart it would probably change everything in the lives of all children, everywhere.

She asks that everybody give these victims acceptance, support and love.

Not because we are kind or altruistic.

Not as philanthropy.

Not as charity.

It’s nothing to do with us.  We should give them our love and support because they deserve it – as human beings.

As Sunita herself puts it –

Because no child – no human being – deserves what these children have gone through.

Simple truths are the best arguments.

(Be aware – this video is worth watching but know that it is also graphic and disturbing)

7 comments on “Really Human

  1. jjhiii24 says:

    Your choice of subject for this posting is very important and the video of the TED presentation by Sunitha Krishnan is heartbreaking. It seems impossible that there are human beings in this world who could perpetrate such horrific acts upon other human beings. It is beyond imagining that such people exist in the world who could hurt others in this manner. Sunitha Krishnan is a modern day saint, and her message deserves to be heard by everyone.

    I will tell more than two people about this…Thanks for pointing this out.

  2. nrhatch says:

    Men who frequent brothels should be jailed. The brothels should be closed. The women and children should be set free.

    Child sexual abuse is disgusting, abhorent, and far too prevalent.

  3. eof737 says:

    Powerful piece… TY for sharing it. I love what TED does… inspiring work! 🙂

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