Tag Archives: Anti-Human Trafficking

Portrait of Love

To all our Texas friends, join LOVE146 on February 15th to end child trafficking and exploitation.

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“Love146 has made significant strides in [the] first months in the Lone Star State. [They] have reached over 945 youth with our Prevention Education curriculum in just over 2 months, and have been invited into more schools than [they] can fit into our schedule right now. [They] need your help to reach vulnerable Texas children before pimps and traffickers do.

Come join us as we: 

  • Celebrate the launch of their Texas office
  • Enjoy entertainment, dinner, drinks, and inspiration
  • Highlight the success of their Texas Prevention Program
  • Cast vision for protecting vulnerable Texas youth
  • Feature Love146 President and Co-Founder Rob Morris
  • Host a silent auction and interactive art exhibits

When: February 15, 2014 at 7:00p,

Where: Minute Maid Park, 501 Crawford St. Houston, TX 77002

Contact: texasinfo@love146.org

To learn more or purchase tickets, click here.

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Love146

To learn more about Love146, click here.

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Did You Know?

•The average age that a victim is first trafficked for sex in the U.S. is just 12-14 yrs old.

•Many victims are runaway girls who have already suffered sexual abuse as children.

•Traffickers or pimps are master manipulators who gain a victim’s trust before forcing them into commercial sex acts and keeping them compliant through violence and drugs.

•California harbors three of FBI’s 13 highest child sex trafficking areas in the nation: Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego.

•The prevalence and anonymity of the internet has fueled the rapid growth of sex
trafficking, making the trade of women and children easier than ever before.

The statistics above were taken from the Hidden Treasures Foundation website.

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National Anti-Slavery Call In Day

For those living in the US, it’s in your hands to make a difference.

Call or Tweet your senator today!

Ask them to Support the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA, S. 1301)

“Our leaders need to know that this is too important for them not to act. Your leaders are listening but we need to be clear with them: Enough Already. It’s time to rise above slavery.”

Help by tweeting the following message to these Senators:

Support the bi-partisan Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act, S.1301 via @worldvisionacts @oasisusa

Or call with the following message:

“Hi, my name is __________ and I am a constituent from ____________. I am calling to ask that Senator_________ support the reauthorization of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, S. 1301. I would like the Senate to vote on this bill as soon as possible. Thank you.”

The Trafficking Victims Protection Act is the cornerstone of all U.S. efforts to combat modern-day slavery. The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA) created the first comprehensive federal law to address modern-day slavery in the U.S. and around the world.

This law works to prevent trafficking, protect survivors, and prosecute traffickers.  Every few years the law needs to be reauthorized, allowing innovations and improvements to be added to the solid structure provided by the original TVPA of 2000. In 2003, 2005, and 2008 the reauthorization passed Congress unanimously. But on October 1, 2011 this important piece of legislation, the largest piece of anti-trafficking legislation in U.S. history, expired as a result of Congressional inaction and partisanship. This failure threatens U.S. global leadership in the fight against modern-day slavery and jeopardizes the progress made over the last decade.  It also directly threatens the work of Oasis and its partners as we work to end trafficking one community at a time.

The Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (S. 1301) was introduced in the Senate over a year ago and has still not passed. After months of inaction and politicking the bill is finally moving, a direct result of action by constituentslike you. Let’s push the TVPRA over the finish line in the Senate! In an election year, your Senators need to hear from you that this legislation is important and needs to be passed now. Congress will not act until you do, call your Senators and tell them to pass the S. 1301 now.

To learn more, visit Oasis USA or World Vision Acts.

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Save the Date

2012 Global Human Trafficking Conference

Abolish 21st Century Slavery and Human Trafficking

Who: Any individual fighting to abolish slavery and human trafficking. Sponsored by the Los Angeles Metro Task Force on Human Trafficking and promoted by Slavery No More. To view a list of the speakers, click here. To view a list of the exhibitors, click here.

What: “An annual forum convening local and federal law enforcement, anti-trafficking government agencies and NGOs, business and legal-community leaders, state and federal policy makers, international representatives and journalists to explore trafficking trends, foster increased education, inter-agency and NGO participation, and to inform and inspire influential business leaders and the public on how and why they can and should take immediate action to help abolish 21st century slavery and human trafficking, for the sake of the 27 million innocent victims worldwide.”

Where: Skirball Cultural Center, Ahmanson Hall, Los Angeles, California

When: August 10-11, 2012

To learn more about this event, click here.

For directions to this event, click here.
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World Relief: Stand for the Vulnerable

“Every second of every day children are orphaned by disease, women are widowed by conflicts, families are devastated by natural disasters and refugees are relocated to new countries. These are the heartbreaking stories of the vulnerable.”

World Relief stands for the vulnerable. Their purpose is to empower communities to holistically serve with initiatives in education, health, child development, agriculture, food security, anti-trafficking, immigrant services, micro-enterprise, disaster response and refugee resettlement. World Relief works within local communities and around the globe. Although World Relief works within several different areas of vulnerability, each area works through the process of healing, reconciliations, transformation and empowerment.

World Relief’s Causes:

Stand/For Children

Stand/For Women

Stand/For the Displaced

Stand/For the Devastated

Stand/For Opportunity

 

Stand/With Me: Get Involved! To learn how you can help World Relief, click here.

Shop at World Relief’s online store, the Catalogue of Hope. Purchase practical items for those in need: such as backpacks for refugees in the United States, goats for families in Zambia, or help provide services to victims of human trafficking, click here.

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ABC Nightline: Girls Bought and Sold for Sex Online

Cynthia McFadden, a reporter from ABC Nightline, investigates Backpage.com and its participation with human trafficking in the United States. Watch the short investigation below to learn how law enforcement is striving to fight this issue and meet a few of the girls who were sexually exploited through the use of Backpage.com.

To learn more about this investigation, click here.

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