Latest statistics indicate that about 20% of Americans have experienced attempted or completed rape. That is over 430,000 American victims each year, 1 rape every 73 seconds. Yet only 5 out of 1,000 rapists go to jail. What has led to tolerance of sexual violence and trauma? Why is this the most underreported and under-prosecuted crime in this nation? Why are so few perpetrators held accountable? What can we do to end sexual violence, compassionately meet the needs of victims and show perpetrators that we take this crime seriously? Our guest, Lisa Saruga, shares how to heal from sexual trauma and violence.
Abuse is a cruel reality in our world and in our nation. It is rampant. People sitting in our church pews are no less susceptible. To clarify, abuse is the act of injury, harm or damage to someone through manipulation, control, coercion, cruelty or violence. Human trafficking is a catastrophic form of abuse that is rampant here in our very own nation. How can you make a difference and help victims of human trafficking?
Human trafficking, exploitation, and abuse are happening to people in our own cities and neighborhoods. But, it is so easy for us to go about our daily life oblivious to the hurt and pain and bondage of others around us. In this episode, my guest, Brenda Harkins, and I talk about this troublesome issue, and how victims can find hope and healing.