Monday, 18 January 2016

Teens Against Trafficking - I Am Not For Sale

I am not for sale - A Pledge Against Human Trafficking

I am not for sale
Under no circumstances will I be coerced,
manipulated or deceived into doing something not of my choosing.
Only I will control my body, my mind and my actions.
My Cry is Heard

I am not for sale
You will not shatter my hopes, my dreams or my possibilities, this is my future
Guided by the knowledge that has been bestowed upon me, I am protected
My Cry is Heard

I am not for sale
I am of value and I value the lives of others
I will not perpetrate fear, violence or harm upon anyone
This goes against my purpose,
My Cry is Heard

My Cry is Heard
I will rely on the strength, wisdom and support
of those who care about me to uplift me when I
am less than perfect
This I pledge to myself and my future

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Protecting Runaway and Homeless Youth from Trafficking

of children run away or are kicked out of their homes every night.
These children are some of the most vulnerable in our country. Runaway
and homeless youth are easily exploited by traffickers who know the
populations to target and who can easily be controlled. The Runaway and
Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act (RHYTPA)  is a crucial
piece of national legislation that aids to protect these vulnerable
children. The re-authorization calls for increased services, emergency
shelters and more.  We will be discussing the vulnerabilities of runaway
and homeless youth, why the RHYTPA is essential to their safety, and
what YOU can do to help us get this piece of legislation passed.

End Trafficking Project at +UNICEF USA  will be joined with experts in
the field from +Polaris , +Covenant House  and National  Network for
Youth. Please join us for this crucial conversation.

Panelists Include:
Malea Otranto: End Trafficking Fellow, UNICEF USA End Trafficking Project
Darla Bardine:  Executive: Director, National Network for Youth
Jayne Bigelsen: Director of Anti-Human Trafficking Initiatives, Covenant House NY
Valerie Schmitt: Human Trafficking Advisory Specialist, Polaris
Meredith Zauflik: UNICEF USA Congressional Action Team Member

Friday, 24 April 2015

Human trafficking: Groups work to get women out of sex trade

Big events, such as the All-Star Game, always tend to draw human traffickers peddling in sex. Cincinnati groups are working to help women get out of the sex trade.

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Child Protective Services Kids Found in Human Trafficking

Child Protective Services agencies are intended to take care of children with nowhere else to go, but corruption has infiltrated the government custodial system - putting kids at great risk. National Safe Child founder Tammi Stefano takes a look at the problem and reveals cases of CPS children who ended up working in the growing human sex trafficking trade in this short clip from the full length Buzzsaw interview with Sean Stone.

Monday, 29 December 2014

House Offers Hope to Victims of Sex Trafficking

The Samaritan Women house in Baltimore is one of only a small number of residential treatment programs for adult female victims of human and sex trafficking in the United States. Residents say it's changed their lives.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

United Nations Human Rights

Diane was trafficked to Paris from her home country, Burkina Faso, and forced to work in domestic servitude under terrible conditions for more than two years before she escaped. This is her story:
She is one of an estimated 53 million domestic workers world-wide, a third of whom have no labour protection of any kind.
The UN Slavery Fund financially supports NGOs, to support projects delivering humanitarian, legal, psychological and social assistance to victims of slavery and offering specialized support in the reconstruction of their lives.
Read Diane’s story and others in “The Human Faces of Modern Slavery”:

Monday, 10 November 2014

Human Trafficking: Understanding a Complex Issue

An introduction to human trafficking for the healthcare community.