Ep. 45 A look inside the FLDS- child brides, sexual abuse and child slavery
Today, more than a quarter of the world’s slaves are children. These children are forced to commit sex acts, forced into a system of domestic servitude or employed in occupations that are mentally, physically, socially and morally harmful. It's estimated that those children being enslaved bring in more than 100 billion dollars a year to their captors.
Many of these children are born and bred into a cult like family, where they are forced to engage in sexual acts with much older adults in order to bear children to continue building the family of slaves.
What happens to these children when they age out and are no longer a valuable commodity to those who control them? What happens to these children when they decide they want out and desperately try to find a way to escape? How do these children cope with a much different world than many of us would never experience? How do they survive in a world that doesn't look familiar, once they get out?
Co-Host Diana Davis
Diana Davis is the founder of Movies Making a Difference. Their Mission Statement is to make a difference by making socially conscious feature films, then directly aiding the victims upon whom these films shed light. ~ Human Trafficking victims ~ Child Brides ~ Child Labor ~ Physical, Sexual, Emotional and Spiritual Abuse victims.
Diana’s film Cathedral Canyon shed light into the underworld of the religious persecution of women in a rural polygamist community. Diana and her team rescue and help these young people escape the cult life in order to find a better life for themselves.
Also joining us are two survivors who bravely share their stories about being in the FLDS cult and how they escaped; Sarah Taylor and Briel Decker.
For more information on MovieMakingADifference: https://www.moviesmakingadifference.org/
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