by Public Relations Office—Cedarville, Ohio

Cedarville, Ohio—Women at Risk, International recently presented a conference at Cedarville University designed to help rescue women enslaved in sex trade. Dr. Warner, associate professor of sociology and conference presenter, noted, “Up to 800,000 men, women and children are trafficked illegally across international borders each year. Fifty percent of these are forced into sexual slavery.” Warner described the conference as, “A unique opportunity to learn about the devastating topic of sex trafficking” and hoped it provided ample and tangible ways to offer hope to victims.

Breakout sessions focused on education and practical ways to intervene. There were also opportunities to buy jewelry created by freed women, with all proceeds going toward further rescue efforts. Keynote speaker Becky McDonald shared her 36 years of experience working with wounded women around the world.

Sponsored by Women of Vision, a Cedarville organization focused on humanitarian aid, the all day conference took place on September 15.

The mission of Women of Vision is to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of impoverished women and children worldwide. As part of World Vision, the group is a nonprofit organization that seeks to provide relief and support for victims of oppression. Learn more online.