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January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month — and today, January 11, is Human Trafficking Awareness Day! You may have heard the gruesome statistics, such as: In 2016 (the most recent global data we have), on any given day it’s likely that 40 million were stuck in modern slavery, which includes coerced domestic, construction, factory, farm, fishing, and sex work 71%.
There’s nothing like a new year for a sense of revitalization, fresh energy, and optimism for what’s to come. While 2017 was a challenging year in many ways, and for many people, we are looking forward to the possibilities 2018 might bring! Though 2017 was a year in which many people had to tighten their belts, what might have gone.
Why More People Don’t Come Forward One of the most immediate responses to human trafficking is rescue and rehabilitation. From policy makers to private individuals seeking to make a change, a great deal of attention and money go directly to victim services. One also might assume that victims, at the first available opportunity, would run directly for help and be.
It’s Everywhere Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or taking a break from media, an important practice for maintaining sanity these days), you’ve probably heard of Harvey Weinstein. Co-founder, with his brother Bob, of Miramax, Weinstein was a major Hollywood player for years, producing huge films, such as Pulp Fiction and Good Will Hunting, and hit tv shows, such.
On Wednesday, September 19th, the U.S. Senate held its first hearing on a bill titled the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA). SESTA aims to penalize online companies that enable the facilitation of online sex trafficking, such as the notorious Backpage.com, the online advertising website that accounted for 73% percent of cases of suspected child sex trafficking in the U.S..
Ask someone who they are. They might tell you about their family, their home, their dreams, or their fears. They might tell you about where they grew up. Or the kind of work they do. Or all about their favorite sports and hobbies. No matter where they start, unless they’re giving you the drabbest of information – I’m 5.7, of.
About two years ago, Lisa Winterfeldt offered to volunteer with The Freedom Story, and in doing so, created a new and vital role in our organization. She served as International Liaison, the link between our two offices, helping facilitate communication across the globe. She has been instrumental not only in her function as ambassador between two offices (and thus two.
We’re so excited to share that Eugene Cho and One Day’s Wages are the recipient of this year’s Freedom Award! Here’s a word about them from our President, Rachel Goble: Years ago we applied for a grant from One Day’s Wages to fund our prevention awareness activities. As we continued to get to know them, and they us, a partnership.
This month we’ve been given a generous matching grant of $25,000 from an amazing organization: One Day’s Wages. Having seen our work on the ground in Thailand, they’re partnering with us to transform the lives of our beneficiaries there. We’re hoping to raise a total of $75,000! That’s a lot, but thanks to 80 of our close Bay Area friends.
This post is part of a series on intersectionality, or how child trafficking intersects with other industries and areas of concern. In this post, we discuss why reframing trafficking as a public health concern can help us see new ways–and other potential new advocates–to tackle the problem. Why Legal Approaches Are Not Enough When governments and international organizations turned their.