A group of nuns are saving vulnerable people from sex traffickers by going undercover to rescue victims from brothels.
In a recent operation in London, members of Talitha kum – a network of 1,100 religious sisters set up by investment banker John Studzinski – went undercover as sex workers and infiltrated a brothel to rescue child victims of human trafficking.
Since their formation in 2004, several similar operations have been undertaken by the religious group which currently operates from 80 countries to combat human trafficking and slavery across the globe.
The group claims that one per cent of the world’s population, about 73 million people, become victims of human trafficking. Apart from posing as sex workers and rescuing trafficking victims, the group is also proactive in saving children who are sold into slavery in countries like Nigeria, Philippines, Brazil, and India.
The group, which means ‘arise child’ in Aramaic, has also been hired by companies to keep an eye on what goes on in their workplaces and report any dubious activity.
Mr Studzinski told the Huffington Post:
These sisters do not trust anyone, they do not trust governments, they do not trust corporations, and they don’t trust the local police. In some cases they cannot trust male clergy.
Massive respect to these sisters for doing what they do, they sound badass.