It is perhaps understandable that poverty can drive people to do desperate things, but where do they draw the line? There are whole village communities in the desperately poor Murshidabad region of West Bengal, India livng in denial. They want to believe “Trafficking of young girls doesn’t happen in our village," when the evidence clearly says otherwise.
With so much happening around the world right now it’s hard to keep up with everything. The media are flat out covering revolutions and natural disasters in the likes of Tunisia, Japan, Egypt, Syria, Haiti and New Zealand. Modern technology delivers us to the very chaotic streets where the fighting or tragedy is, sometimes in real time. We are transported into the homes of those struggling for freedom or survival.
But what about responding to tragedies that have always been there?