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January 9, 2009 at 3:23 PM

Sex trafficking

No excuse for apathy

I want to thank you for publishing Nicholas Kristof’s columns this week about child slavery and prostitution [“A 21st-century abolitionist movement,” Jan. 6, and “Sex trafficking: the evil behind the forced smiles,” Jan. 5]. These are issues we may not want to think about, but we certainly need to.

Many perhaps feel that these horrors are just too overwhelming or too complicated for one person to make a difference. My son and daughter recently moved to Mumbai, India, to work with a group called International Justice Mission (IJM). They help prosecute the perpetrators of these crimes, as well as rescue and rehabilitate their victims.

The Times readers may want to find out more about IJM at www.ijm.org. It is possible for us to make a difference.

— Lynn Conver, Kent

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