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What’s Next?

10 May

On April 2oth 2012 the Invisible Children group covered many cities with Kony posters and many other things about sex slave trafficking. So what’s next, what else can we do because we can’t stop here! We need to make Kony as famous as we possibly can and we need to get the word out asap! This video is about the Invisible Children group and what they are going to do next. It doesn’t really say what they are going to exactly do but on November 3rd they are doing something again. We need to back them up 100% and help them get the word out.

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Nightmare Come Alive

4 May

Have you ever had a bad dream so many times it felt like it was becoming real? The same thing happened to Sreypov Chan, a young Cambodian woman, except her dream was real. At the age of seven Sreypov was kidnapped and sold to a brothel in Cambodia’s capital city, to work as a sex slave. The person who made this sale, was her own mother. For years, pimps forced Sreypov to have sex with as many as 20 men per day. Not meeting her quota or when she tried to escape led to her being punished in horrible ways. She would be burned with a hot poker, covered with biting insects, and more. “I wanted to die,” she says.

At the age of ten, Sreypov managed to escape the horrible brothel she was being held at, and started her life over. Today, she is ready to tell her story in hope that it will help open the world’s eyes at what is going on behind closed doors. Many people may think she was probably one of a few unlucky girls, but truth be told she is not alone. More than 12 million people are forced into prostitution and slave labor across the world. Today, Sreypov is a 20 year old girl living a free life trying to help raise awareness in the slave laboring industry.

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7 Steps For Awareness!

4 May

7 Steps For Awareness!

January 11th is known as National Human Trafficking Awareness Day!

So here are a few things to start off your year right, and to continue to do throughout the year. I have some simple steps to help spread awareness about modern-day slavery!

  1. Educate yourself & others
  2. Support organizations
  3. Pray
  4. Sponsor an orphan
  5. Stay connected
  6. Spread the word

“You may choose to look the other way, but you can never again say that you did not know.” ~ William Wilberforce, 1789

Join in on the fight against human trafficking & sex slaves today! Every little action counts, speak up & act out!

 

Sarah’s Story

4 May

A 17- year old girl who didn’t have a great home life because her mom and her step father drank constantly paying no attention to her. One day she was walking to the store and a 30- year old man drove up beside her and told her how pretty she was. Sarah told him she just needed to walk because she was angry with her mom. He asked her if he could take her to get her nails done and she agreed. He paid right away and gave her many compliments and asked to see her again the next day. For two months they hung out together called each other their boyfriend or girlfriend. He took her out to eat and to get her nails done. One day he asked Sarah to move in with him. He told her that he could no longer make the rent payment. He wanted her to go on dates with other men and have sexual encounters. Sarah felt very nonconvertible but did it so she wouldn’t have to return home. One night she was raped on the street and immediately called the police and was taken to the hospital. The police had called an organization to come and help Sarah and she was in emergency housing an d emotional support. The organization made it where she would have a long term housing and a part time job. With in four months she was able to save enough money so that she could move in by herself. Today, she continues to live on her own and hopes to attend college and eventually start her own business.

Human Trafficking In California

4 May

Human Trafficking Facts

4 May

The United Nations estimates that 700,000 to 4 million women and children are trafficked around the world for purposes of forced prostitution, labor and other forms of exploitation every year. Trafficking is estimated to be a $7 billion dollar annual business.

Nearly every country is involved in the web of trafficking activities, either as a country of origin, destination or transit. Countries of destination include Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, France, India, Israel, Japan, The Netherlands, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, and the United States.

Victims of trafficking are subject to gross human rights violations including, rape, torture, forced abortions, starvation, and threats of torturing or murdering family members.

In August 2001, soldiers with the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Eritrea were purchasing ten-year-old girls for sex in local hotels.

Who Are The Traffickers?

Traffickers are … members of highly sophisticated networks of organized crime. Ukrainian officials uncovered and detained a criminal group in the city of Dnipropetrovsk, which trafficked Ukrainian girls and women to the United Arab Emirates. They made $2,000 on each girl forced into prostitution. This gang managed to traffic more than 15 Ukrainian young women aged between 16 and 30 to the United Arab Emirates.

Traffickers are … family members and friends of the trafficking victim. A six-year-old boy, Mohammad Mamun, was taken from his poor Bangladeshi parents by a neighbor, and ended up in a foreign desert land being exploited as a camel jockey. Mamun is one of hundreds of young Bangladeshi boys who are trafficked into the United Arab Emirates (UAE) either after being abducted or sold by impoverished parents to human traffickers.

How to Help Stop Human Trafficking

4 May

1. Help spread the word, tell others about human trafficking and get them to help.

2. Watch- Keep an eye out and don’t turn away. If you suspect slavery or exploitation, call the national trafficking hotline: 888-3737-888.

3. Volunteer with organizations caring for survivors, help build shelters, provide training skills.

4 .Pray. “Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you.” Ps. 89:14.

5. Purchase jewelry from destinyrescueshop.com to help give the traffickers money.

Child trafficking

4 May

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ways to abolish human trafficking

4 May

Global Rescue Relief programs were designed with a primary focus on the trafficking victims — an understanding of their imminent danger, their need for urgent rescue, and their necessity for care. While local and national policy and legislative efforts are an important part of the anti-trafficking movement, Global Rescue Relief combats trafficking through a “Frontline Approach”. Traffickers act with immediacy; so should the Anti-Traffickers. This is Global Rescue Relief’s premise – act with immediacy to rescue and assist victims of human trafficking.

Some of the immediate problems facing these children are mental health concerns, sexually transmitted diseases, poor health, physical abuse, and drug abuse. According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, victims of human trafficking can suffer from a multitudf long term affects.

  • sleeping and eating disorders
  • sexually transmitted diseases/HIV/AIDS
  • physical ailments:  back, cardiovascular, or respiratory problems
  • fear/anxiety/depression
  • guilt and shame
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Stockholm Syndrome

Help to Free the Slaves

4 May

Human trafficking does not only involve sex and labor, but people are also trafficked for organ harvest. Some researchers say that sex trafficking plays a major role in the spread of HIV. The UNICEF estimates that about 300,000 children under the age of 18 are currently trafficked to serve in armed conflicts worldwide. Human traffickers us pregnant women for their newborns. More than 30% of trafficking cases in 2007-2008 involved children being sold into the sex trafficking industry. Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” video is about human trafficking. In the video, Gaga is trafficked into sex slavery. Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing criminal enterprises in the world.

55 Known facts about human trafficking

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