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Undercover officers rounded up 92 people in a prostitution sweep that included the arrests of a youth minister and a man on a honeymoon. (more here)
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We are here again giving our full attention to this inhumane bondage and oppression.
Many are taking on this battle, some of which we have had relationship with and consider to be the major players in this pieceful movement...
Appreciate Sojourners article today and thought I would share…Continue
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This is very very sad if it be true... Young people please discern...Continue
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There is a passage from Olive Schreiner's 1883 novel The Story of An African Farm where she describes the isolated existence of the rural Karoo, with its “weird and almost oppressive beauty...the stone walled sheep kraals and kaffer huts.” This cursory and derogatory description of farm worker's dwellings is perhaps the only time they feature in the book. Rather, labourers and their homes are considered part of the farm's natural landscape and as such are rendered invisible and silent…Continue
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The FBI and local law enforcement agencies rescued 79 minors during a three-day raid around the country, the agency announced.
Operation Cross Country VI targeted 57 cities nationwide, involved some 2,500…Continue
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From the BBC News....
Some of the most vulnerable members of society are being taken off the streets, imprisoned against their will and sold for as little as £100, a BBC London investigation has found
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Just this month, a 15-year-old Long Island girl escaped from her kidnappers who drugged and gang-raped her before selling her for sex. Where did they peddle her? You guessed it: Backpage. In their letter, the AGs referenced a May 2011 incident where a 15-year-old girl was forced to have sex with various men for $100 to $150 by a Dorchester, Mass., man. Backpage helpfully provided the outlet…Continue
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(UNITED NATIONS) — The U.N. crime-fighting office said Tuesday that 2.4 million people across the globe are victims of human trafficking at any one time, and 80 percent of them are being exploited as sexual slaves.
Yuri Fedotov, the head of the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime, told a daylong General Assembly meeting on trafficking that 17 percent are trafficked to perform forced labor, including in homes and sweat shops.
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Nicholas D. Kristof
I WENT on a walk in Manhattan the other day with a young woman who once had to work these streets, hired out by eight pimps while she was just 16 and 17. She pointed out a McDonald’s where pimps sit while monitoring the girls outside, and a building where she had repeatedly been ordered online as if she were a pizza.…
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A sex worker's life was the inspiration for leading designers of India to make a strong plea against human trafficking through their fashionwear at the ongoing Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) on Friday.
The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) collaborated with international NGO youcanfree.us to raise awareness against human trafficking. The show was inspired by an actual sex worker Alice (name changed), who was rescued by the NGO from GB Road, in the capital.
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Could you have possibly imagined that there are 30 million slaves in the world today, more than any other point in human history? Slavery is not limited to the brothels of Thailand or Cambodia, either. A 2011 CNN article estimated that there are 100,000 to 300,000 children between 11 and 14…Continue
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President Obama is declaring January to be National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.
"We stand with all those who are held in compelled service," Obama wrote in a proclamation issued today. "We recognize the people, organizations and government entities that are working to combat human trafficking; and we recommit to bringing an end to this inexcusable human rights abuse."
Obama wrote that "trafficking networks operate both domestically and trans-nationally, and…Continue
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This is one of those important reads for all who raise their voice.... Please understand that money and making money will always undercut any label, even a "fair-trade label"...
"Clarisse Kambire’s nightmare rarely changes. It’s daytime. In a field of cotton plants that burst with purple and white flowers, a man in rags towers over her, a stick raised above his head. Then a voice booms, jerking Clarisse from her slumber and making her heart leap. “Get up!”…Continue
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Miami – Three Mexican citizens were sentenced to 15 years in prison Wednesday for conspiring to force Mexican women to engage in prostitution, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). The defendants pleaded guilty to the conspiracy charge in August.
According to evidence presented in court, from…Continue
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Some friends living the dream of restoration for all girls has recreated their visual self but still holds to the unwavering commitment of freedom. Check them out, pay attention to their work, but most important support them...
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Reading this article this morning, would love to get some of your comments on this?
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