Gayathri Thaikkendiyil via Crowdrise
March 18, 2012
One Love Dallas is a community yoga event to raise funds for Off the Mat, Into the World's Global Seva Challenge.
Global Seva Challenge 2012 aims to raise awareness of the root causes and impact of the global sex trafficking industry, support organizations in India that are providing refuge, rehabilitation and economic opportunities to survivors, and empower survivors to lead lives with dignity and respect.
Visit onelovedallas.org to learn about the event.
Visit offthematintotheworld.org/indiapartners to learn about the cause.
Here are a few facts that caught my attention:
- Sex trafficking is one of the three largest criminal industries in the world (after arms and drugs)
- Market value of sex trafficking is $32 billion
- An estimated 3 to 6 million women and children are victims at any given time (with about 2 to 3 million estimated to be in India)
- Average age of a victim ranges from 12 to 14
I will be participating in the 108 sun salutations community yoga practice on April 28th. Please join me in supporting this cause and help me reach my goal by contributing on this page.
Please spread the word and pass my link to others.