January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

My friend and avid reader of my website, Mary Lou, sent me this info. Locally, Women’s Way of Philadelphia is gathering clothes, hygiene products, etc. to give to women in need. Check out activities in your community or links below.

I Googled this topic and here are some of the results:

The Department of Defense (DOD or DoD) defines Human Trafficking “as using fraud, force or coercion to recruit, harbor, transport or obtain a person for commercial sex, or labor services.” Source:
http://www.ftleavenworthlamp.com/article/20150108/NEWS/150109505/1001/NEWS

Proclamation from The White House:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/presidential-proclamation-national-slavery-and-human-trafficking-prevention-month

Documentary on Human Trafficking, In Plain Sight* by Erica Jordan  is available for purchase or viewing n some areas.
Here is a link to learn more: http://inplainsightmovie.com/about-the-movie. On this link is a wonderful trailer you may wish to watch. I emailed the photographer to find out about purchasing the video.


*Note: In Plain Sight was also the name of  a TV series about the witness prote4ction program. Make sure it is the documentary that you Google.

A few years ago I read and reviewed Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn about this very topic. Here is the link to my review: http://www.menupause.info/archives/11187. This is a detailed explanation of how women are enslaved in the sex slave trade.

One Response to “January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month”

  1. Mary-Lou Meyers Says:

    thanks again for featuring this, wear white on Sunday to show your support. Many times we ignore
    or fail to notice particularly young boys and girls standing on corners seemingly waiting for a ride,
    but in many cases there is a pimp standing nearby directing their activities. Human Trafficking
    is very profitable, and the 95 Corridor is one of the worst as far as instances of human Trafficking.
    Let us all do our part in alerting communities to the presence of Human Trafficking on the streets,
    in restaurants and nail parlors where young women particularly are forced to work for menial wages.

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