People were surprised hearing Steve McQueen say that around 21 million people are currently enslaved around the world. I’m more surprised that they thought that when slavery ended in the U.S., it ended everywhere else as well. But here’s the thing: even slavery in the U.S. itself is not over….
WOMEN IN HISTORY: Jaida Im (1961- Present)
Advocate for Survivors of Human Trafficking
Jaida Im founded Freedom House, the first residential shelter for adult female survivors of human trafficking, in Northern California in 2010. Im left her 20-year career as a health care professional to found the non-profit organization. Under her direction, the program offers holistic case management, counseling, educational resources, and job training for victims of abduction and enslavement. In fall 2013, Freedom House opened The Nest to serve girls ages 12-17. This new shelter provides a space to help girls to recapture their interrupted youth in a loving family setting.
UK Airports to use anti-slavery teams to stop potential human trafficking.
"They will be tasked with identifying victims and disrupting criminal gangs involved in international trafficking."
"The new system will also provide child victims with an independent specialist advocate with expertise in trafficking to act as a single point of contact."
Read more at: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-26292265
Hope to see your wonderful faces there :)
In Lebanon, there is mounting support for a draft law that will criminalize domestic violence. But for many women in the Syrian and Palestinian refugee communities, calling the police to report abuse is out of the question, even if the bill is passed. Domestic violence is perceived as a private matter and sometimes dismissed as a joke. As such, many victims do not report abuse, even if it’s potentially fatal.
Read more here.
Molly Melching is founder of Tostan, which has worked with hundreds of villages to get them to abandon female genital cutting (FGC). Today is the UN-recognized international day for zero tolerance of FGC, and it’s a particularly big day in Mali, where 14 neighborhoods are publicly announcing that they will no longer support FGC or child/forced marriage.
Learn more in Molly’s article.
This week on Wednesday, February 5 at 10:00am there will be a discussion in the Chapel Common Room about Global Slavery: Issues in Human Trafficking. The Gathering is in parallel with Dr. Fountains class, Global Slavery. Lets be sure to have many representatives from our club there for the discussion. We may even get some new members!!!
Also, there will be a colloquium at NC State this Saturday on “Sex Work and Trafficking in East Asia.” It will be from 9-5pm and you will need to register (for free!!) online so that there will be enough food.Shoot me an email (email@example.com) and I will forward your contact info to Jean, who will be attending this event.
Don’t wait for your honey to buy you some bling for Valentine’s day! Why not treat yourself to the exclusively designed piece for this event; the Meredith Locket? Inside this locket are three charms that we are sure you will always wear close to your heart(a pair of angel wings, a pearl, and a loving sister’s heart).
Stop by the Origami Owl Fundraiser table in 1st floor Cate from 10am-4 pm from 2/3 to 2/7 to check out the Meredith Locket and other pieces for sale. You don’t have to commit to purchasing anything to stop by and look :)
Proceeds will go towards efforts to end human trafficking such as education, victim services, and building awareness.
Stop by, you will be glad you did!!!
Marco Rubio wants states to work with HHS against human trafficking
CAMDEN, New Jersey - A couple accused of recruiting a woman in North Carolina to work in the sex trade face charges under New Jersey’s tougher human trafficking law.
We still need help this Tuesday from 11am- noon, this Wednesday from noon to 12:30 pm , this Thursday from 11 am- noon, and this Friday from 11 am to 12:30 pm. Let’s work together to make a good first impression!
Have an awesome week you all! I hope you enjoy any Super Bowl Parties you may be attending :)
Join us for a short movie tomorrow @ 10 in the Chapel Common Room!!