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Human Trafficking

Updated on June 19, 2014

It's Wrong, No Matter How You Look at It

I first came across the concept of Human Trafficking in 2005 when I watched the made for television movie by the same name starring Mira Sorvino and Donald Sutherland. It really woke me up to the hardships of many young women and children who are being sold into slavery; usually prostitution. Something I had thought died out decades ago.

I hope you will read some of the articles I have posted here, watch the videos, and I encourage you to make some form of contribution to this plight; whether it be making a donation to one of the organizations below or simply passing the information on so others are made aware that this is going on.

Peace be with you.

photo credit: .Nicole Makauskas

Human Trafficking - The Mini-Series

Human Trafficking (Widescreen edition)
Human Trafficking (Widescreen edition)

"The Lifetime cable channel made TV history with this ambitious, acclaimed original miniseries on the horrifying phenomenon of human trafficking, or sexual slavery. It follows the fictional cases of young women around the world, lured or abducted, sometimes right off the street, into a world of unspeakable brutality--which the filmmakers show in almost overwhelming detail at times. Mira Sorvino and Donald Sutherland star as American government officials bent on exposing and stopping the phenomenon..."

 

Children are Meant to Be Happy

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Somaly Mam Talks About Child Prostitution in Cambodia

Somaly Mam Shares the Struggles of Forced Prositution

The publisher donates "a portion of the proceeds of this book will be donated to the Somaly Mam Foundation."

The Road of Lost Innocence: As a girl she was sold into sexual slavery, but now she rescues others. The true story of a Cambodian heroine.
The Road of Lost Innocence: As a girl she was sold into sexual slavery, but now she rescues others. The true story of a Cambodian heroine.

"Born in a village deep in the Cambodian forest, Somaly Mam was sold into sexual slavery by her grandfather when she was twelve years old. For the next decade she was shuttled through the brothels that make up the sprawling sex trade of Southeast Asia. Trapped in this dangerous and desperate world, she suffered the brutality and horrors of human trafficking—rape, torture, deprivation—until she managed to escape with the help of a French aid worker. Emboldened by her newfound freedom, education, and security, Somaly blossomed but remained haunted by the girls in the brothels she left behind."

 

Somaly Mam on Trya Banks with Susan Surandon - Click on image to view conversation...

From the Somaly Mam Foundation - A glimpse at the women and children

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This is an important lens that all should see. Thank you for your work to address this issue.

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      Mandy Stradley 5 years ago

      I watched the Tyra video. This is all just so unbelievably sad. Thanks for the informative lens!

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      Renaissance Woman 5 years ago from Colorado

      It is just beyond comprehension that we have not ended the practice and the crime of human trafficking. What will it take for these operations and customs to be eradicated? Who will band together to make more stringent efforts to protect those who cannot release themselves from this tragic reality? And what is my role? These things I ponder. I appreciate the awareness you are raising here.

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      Wonderful lens. It made me cry! Angel Blessed.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This is the first time am reading something about Samly foundation, want to let you know you are doing an incredible job. Am so happy you are light and channel of hope to young girls and adult in Cambodia and you are not ashame to be you inspite of your past experience. I pray that the Lord will continue to strenghten you and provide all the resources needed. Raise my cap for you.

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      WhitU4ever 5 years ago

      This lens has been featured on mine... Stop Human Trafficking. :) It's so important to get the word out about this topic and do something about it.

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      Echo Phoenix 5 years ago

      an Excellent topic to raise conciousness against; awareness is key to exposure;) I lost a dear friend and her twin daughters to this horrendous market. Thanx for the important Lens.

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      bikerministry 6 years ago

      This is an awesome topic. Thank you for putting it out there. I saw the series, horrible inhumanities ...

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      Mary Norton 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I have worked in this area before and it is sad that so many people are forced into some of the most inhuman circumstances.

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 7 years ago from Templeton, CA

      It's amazing the evil the world will continue to tolerate. We think we are so civilized, yet this kind of horror continues to exist as it has for thousands of years. Thanks for reminding people of this.

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      Kate Loving Shenk 7 years ago from Lancaster PA

      This is important information. Thank you for taking the time to tell us about it!!

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      sarita 8 years ago from Hisar

      Thank you for sharing. Really useful info!

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      DawnEWorswick 8 years ago

      I've read the book by samoly mam and seen the movie as well. I am a human trafficking backyard abolitionist and I thank you for making this lens. God Bless you.

      Dawn E. Worswick

      www.dawneworswick.com

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      BettyBroke 8 years ago

      I have watched the movie and I found it very crude yet realistic. Thank you for sharing this information.