New film out this weekend, TAKEN. Though a Hollywood ending with a strong revenge focus it touches on the levels of the sex trade, aquisition - movement - exploitation, giving attention to the abduction of the victim..
if you see it would love to hear thoughts.
Added by Greg Russinger on January 31, 2009 at 4:41pm —
I found NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF article and most importantly the video compelling. Would love to hear your thoughts.
Added by Greg Russinger on January 27, 2009 at 11:05am —
More than 1,000 mostly young women in the United States were forced into sexual slavery last year, an alarming new Justice Department report has found.
The Bureau of Justice Statistics analyzed thousands of cases of alleged human trafficking. It found that the sex trade accounted for more than three out of every four human trafficking cases tracked by the Justice Department.
Anytime anyone is forced into prostitution, they are considered “trafficked,” according to the… Continue
Added by Greg Russinger on January 27, 2009 at 9:13am —
I thought these might be informative unfortunately shocking!
another organizational website with info: http://speakout4them.wordpress.com/
Added by Cathy on January 24, 2009 at 11:44am —
We are excited to announce April 19th as the date for Freedom Day 2009!
Freedom Day, created in partnership with JustOne
, One Voice to End Slavery
, and Stop the Traffik
, is a one-day gathering to facilitate more awareness, networking, and mobilization towards the fight against modern-day slavery.
Added by Charles Lee on January 22, 2009 at 4:21pm —
Contrary to popular belief, slavery is not a thing of the past, a speaker for the Roberta Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies said Tuesday afternoon.
"Slavery still exists," said author Siddharth Kara, who spoke about sex trafficking during the event. "It is a stain on humankind that must be buried."
About 45 people crammed into the center's conference room to listen to Kara, author of "Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery," which was… Continue
Added by Johnny on January 21, 2009 at 12:30pm —
Giving a voice to young girls in the sex trafficking industry.
Added by Jennifer Parsons on January 16, 2009 at 3:30pm —
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the first 21 months of operation, the Human Trafficking Reporting System (HTRS) recorded information on more than 1,200 alleged incidents of human trafficking, the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. The HTRS contains data collected by 38 federally funded human trafficking task forces on alleged incidents of human trafficking that occurred between January 1, 2007, and September 30,… Continue
Added by Johnny on January 15, 2009 at 10:21am —
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has railed for years against the Japanese government’s waffling over how much responsibility it bears for one of the ugliest chapters in its wartime history: the enslavement of women from Korea and elsewhere to work in brothels serving Japan’s imperial army.
Now, a group of former prostitutes in South Korea have accused some of their country’s former leaders of a different kind of abuse: encouraging them to have sex with the American soldiers who… Continue
Added by Derrick Engoy on January 13, 2009 at 3:00pm —
January 11th will be National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.
There are over 27 million slaves STILL!!! around the world today. Many of them are in trafficked into the United States every year (estimated at over 14,000 per year). In light of this reality and our observance of this trafficking awareness day, we at One Voice to End Slavery created . Here’s what we can do about it:
#1 Learn more.
Find useful documents to download at… Continue
Added by Charles Lee on January 9, 2009 at 4:30pm —
As many of you already know, there are over 27 million modern-day slaves around the world. Nevertheless, most don't know that thousands of these slaves are trafficked into the United States each year (~14,000 to 17,500 annually). Many of victims of human trafficking end up in labor farms, restaurants, massage parlors, prostitution, and domestic service.
Change.org has created in response to Barack Obama's call for increased citizen involvement in government. The final round of voting… Continue
Added by Charles Lee on January 6, 2009 at 10:41am —
January 4, 2009
If This Isn’t Slavery, What Is?
By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia
Barack Obama’s presidency marks a triumph over the legacy of slavery, so it would be particularly meaningful if he led a new abolitionist movement against 21st-century slavery — like the trafficking of girls into brothels.
Anyone who thinks it is hyperbole to describe sex trafficking as slavery should look at the maimed face of a teenage girl,… Continue
Added by Johnny on January 5, 2009 at 12:14pm —
A new law has come into force in Norway making the purchase of sex illegal.
Norwegian citizens caught paying for prostitutes at home or abroad could face a hefty fine or a six-month prison sentence, authorities say.
The prison sentence could be extended to three years in cases of child prostitution.
The Norwegian authorities say they want to stamp out sex tourism and street prostitution by targeting clients rather than prostitutes.
"We think buying sex is unacceptable… Continue
Added by Greg Russinger on January 2, 2009 at 11:22pm —