Monday, January 12, 2015
This is No Ordinary Joy: How the Courage of Survivors Transformed My Life by Sarah Symons, Nicole Evans
For over ten years, Sarah has run charities that help women and children who are survivors of human trafficking and slavery in third world countries. Her current group, Made by Survivors, has schools and shelters that offer education and employment skills and help the survivors to start their own businesses. Sarah describes the horrific conditions in India, Thailand and other third world countries where human trafficking, slavery and abuse of women and children is a normal and accepted part of life. She describes the courage of the survivors and the joy that she receives from helping them to gain a safer environment, education and employment. her work and that of others is very important and should be supported. Sarah also tells about events and struggles in her business and personal life.
In the US, we were horrified and outraged to learn that Ariel Castro held three women hostage in his home and abused them for ten years, but most people do not realize and do nothing about the millions of women and children who are enslaved, trafficked and abused on a daily basis throughout the world. I hope that this book brings more attention to these issues and draws more support for human rights groups.