While some people are intrigued by the aerodynamics of hummingbirds, for many people, this small bird with tiny wings is a symbol of hope. In North America, the hummingbird is seen as a sign of good luck and is often considered a bringer of joy. In some Native American cultures, the hummingbird is a symbol of resurrection and rebirth.
The resilience of survivors of human trafficking is also represented in the hummingbird. Hummingbirds are able to flap their wings up to 200 times per second. This allows them to hover in place and even fly backwards. This incredible determination and resilience is something that all survivors of human trafficking share.
Human trafficking is an issue that affects millions of people worldwide. It is estimated that there are over 40 million victims of human trafficking globally. Of those victims, it is estimated that nearly 25 million are forced into labor while over 15 million are victims of sexual exploitation.
While human trafficking can happen to anyone, there are certain groups that are more vulnerable to being trafficked. These groups include women, children, immigrants, indigenous peoples, refugees, and people who live in poverty or lack stable employment. Survivors of human trafficking come from all walks of life but they all share one common trait: resilience.
Survivors of human trafficking have been through unimaginable trauma but they continue to fight for their freedom every day. They are some of the strongest and most resilient people in the world. By supporting organizations that help survivors of human trafficking, we can help give them the chance to rebuild their lives and become symbols of hope for others who are still trapped in this horrific system.
The next time you see a hummingbird, take a moment to think about the strength and resilience of survivors of human trafficking. Consider what you can do to help support these individuals as they rebuild their lives after such unimaginable trauma. Remember, each survivor has their own unique story and each one deserves our support.