These are some very brave nuns, who are putting their own lives on the line in order to save the lives of thousands of young girls, boys and women…
A network of nuns has ditched their habits to dress like prostitutes and infiltrate brothels worldwide in an effort to rescue victims of sex trafficking and buy children sold into slavery.
The group of 1,100 religious sisters, known as Talitha Kum, currently works undercover in brothels in at least 80 countries, helping to free victims of sex trafficking and slavery.
John Studzinski, the investment banker and philanthropist who chairs Talitha Kum, said the group is looking to expand its reach to 140 countries, according to Reuters.
“These sisters do not trust anyone,” Studzinski, a vice chairman of The Blackstone Group, recently told the Trust Women Conference on women’s rights and trafficking hosted by the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
“They do not trust governments, they do not trust corporations, and they don’t trust the local police. In some cases they cannot trust male clergy,” he said in a Nov. 18 speech. “They work in brothels. No one knows they are there.”
“They work in brothels. No one knows they are there.”
– John Studzinski, Talitha Kum
Studzinski said the secret group of sisters — founded in 2004 — goes to great lengths to rescue victims, often dressing up as sex workers and walking the streets.
“I’m not trying to be sensational, but I’m trying to underscore the fact this is a world that has lost innocence … where dark forces are active,” he told the conference. “These are problems caused by poverty and equality, but it goes well beyond that.”
Studzinski cited egregious cases of trafficking and slavery, including the story of a woman forced to have sex with 10 men at the same time, Reuters reported. Via: FOX News