Texas based rock band Flyleaf is partnering with World Vision in a campaign to stop human sex trafficking, and is offering a free download of their song inspired by the fight against trafficking. Human trafficking is “essentially a modern day slave trade,” where people, often children, are kidnapped and exploited to be soldiers, labor slaves or sex slaves. World Vision estimates that there are as many as 27 million people worldwide caught enslaved through human trafficking. More than half of these victims are women and children.
World Vision published a document with “10 Things You Need to Know About Human Trafficking” that offers information and dispels myths about human trafficking as well as things people and governments can do to stop it. Facts from the document include “girls are trafficked into many industries besides brothels,” “adoption is still a trafficking risk,” and “boys and men are trafficked too.”
Lead singer Lacey Mosley had this to say in a release discussing the band’s interest in the cause and the inspiration behind the free track.
“When we were recording the song ‘Set Apart This Dream’ for our new CD, ‘Memento Mori,’ I was thinking about the innocence that is so easily and often stolen from so many kids. Today, there are 2 million children around the world who are victims of sex slavery. We named this tour Unite and Fight sometimes we have to fight violence with peace and that takes unity. We have to fight thieves who steal children and sell them with generosity. This also takes unity. It’s our way of bringing a bit of attention to a grave matter. All of us who are in a safer place have the ability to help lift some of the burden of such a heavy and disgusting injustice.”