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Thursday, January 12, 2017

INCREASE IN SLAVERY

In the 8th century there were 12.5 million slaves. Today there are 30 million! There are 800,000 sold each year and 80% of those are females. Sixty thousand in the USA alone. Sweden prosecutes brothel owners and customers. Why are the other countries so slow in eradicating his travesty???

Saturday, September 17, 2016

IN USA HIDDEN SLAVERY VICTIMS LOOK LIKE ORDINARY PEOPLE 

In the USA laws exist to protect and provide services for victims.  Men ,women and children of all ages and races are vulnerable to hidden slavery. It does not discriminate. Victims can be US citizens or from other countries.

In the USA, a victim could be exploited to beg for money, smuggle drugs, domestic servitude, manual labor and commercial sex acts.

What are the signs?

  • Someone who has been mutilated, branded or tattooed
  • No personal ID or documents
  • Is escorted everywhere they go
  • Lives where they work or with the group they work with
  • Has no access to their earnings or cash
  • Appears malnourished or hungry
  • Children engaging in work activities not suitable for their age
Where does  hidden slavery occur?
  • Restaurants
  • Farms
  • Private homes
  • Hotels
  • Construction sites
  • Factories and sweatshops
  • Nail salons
  • Adult clubs
  • Brothels
  • Massage Parlors
  • Pornography
  • Street prostitution
The above information is provided by the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance  For more information or to report a tip :  Call: 1-888-3737-888 and or for Emergency call 911.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

New Film: SOLD opens this week in New York

The movie SOLD is about an impoverished Nepali girl  sold by her parents into sex slavery.  The film stars Gillian Anderson who plays a photographer who joins forces with an activist attempting to rescue enslaved women and children.  Jillian has been involved in a number of charities and sex trafficking is now one of her causes. Anderson says the film is a very difficult movie with a difficult subject matter, that of enslaved children.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Thousands Urge Help for Indian Sisters "Ordered Raped".

The above is the title of an article that came out in Agence France- Pressed August 30th.

Thousands signed petitions after  local council ordered sisters raped and paraded naked as punishment for their brother eloping with a married woman. This family of a "Dalit" caste considered "untouchable" was forced into hiding after their brother eloped with a woman from a dominant caste. The sisters 15yrs and 23 yrs  have been in hiding. These village councils are highly influential and have sanctioned "honor killings" and other atrocities.  One of the sisters filed a petition and awaits the verdict from a Supreme Court in Uttar Pradesh.

In other news in Nepal the Central Investigation Bureau says they plan to file a case against two traffickers who allegedly ferried 27 Nepali women to India last summer. Maiti Nepal is seeking maximum compensation to victims of trafficking in Nepal.

Monday, August 10, 2015

It has been over three months since the Himalayan Mt. earthquake,  affecting several countries...India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Bhutan.  It may appear that life is back to normal in the absence of news and media reports...but far from it.  On site stories paint a much different scenario for many young women.  Keep checking on our blog to learn more....

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Himalayan Mt Earthquake Increases Risk of Girl Trafficking

Due to the earthquake tragedy in the Himalayan Mts. girls are now at a very high risk of being trafficked across the borders from villages  where family members are injured, missing or dead. Purveyors come seeking vulnerable families  to prey upon during this time of crisis. Please help us to help these families!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

People all over the region are spending their nights sleeping outside, in fear of aftershocks. In the capitol of Kathmandu and in remote villages, many are still living outside due to severe damage or total destruction of their homes.

The capitol city of Kathmandu and suburbs reported the most deaths at 1500, and those injured numbered close to 3000. Total deaths throughout the country are now reported as 5300 and injured as 10,500. Small villages were affected drastically as many are without food, water, shelter and electricity. There is difficulty in reaching the injured in these remote villages.

According to the Kathmandu Post (April 26,2015) most villages suffered many casualties, especially in the eastern part of Nepal, near the Indian border. Specialized search and rescue teams have arrived from other countries and are attempting to reach casualties in these remote areas.