Stopping Traffic

A snapshot of Christian witness in the world (as it appeared in our May issue).
Stopping Traffic
Image: Mikkel Ostergaard / Panos

Cambodia: What was once the world’s top destination for sex tourism has essentially eliminated child sex trafficking. A decade ago, 15 to 30 percent of Cambodia’s sex workers were 15 or younger, International Justice Mission (ijm) reports. The nation went from no laws and little social accountability to having an antitrafficking police unit in every province and a Christian-run reporting hotline. “The beauty of this story is that you have God’s people coming alongside a nation,” said Christa Hayden Sharpe, ijm’s Cambodia director. “[That’s] why so much has changed.”

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