Vatican City, Nov 9, 2017 / 14:54 pm
Former trafficking victim Rani Hong, who was kidnapped and sold into slavery at seven years old, is speaking out, saying we've raised awareness, but now it's time to put our knowledge into action to help victims.
"As we all learn together, we need to move forward, beyond just raising awareness," she said. "Now it's time to act on behalf of children around the world."
Kidnapped from her village in southern India, she said that when she first started telling her story as an adult, people didn't always believe her, "because they couldn't believe that the issue of slavery still exists today."
But now, several years later, she said people have become much more educated on the issue, and after education should come action. "I want people all around the world to be able to take concrete action to make a difference in a child's life."