Today, in a landmark case, 39 people have been sentenced to 10 years rigorous imprisonment each and fined for human trafficking by a district court in southern India. Justice and Care assisted the police in this case right from August 2013 when rescue operations were conducted.
Human trafficking is modern-day slavery. With 21 million victims worldwide, there are more slaves today than at any time in history.
On July 11, 2017, experts in human trafficking prevention come together to discuss its root causes at Catholic Relief Services. Join Dr. Angela Reed of @mercysisters, Lucy Steinitz of Catholic Relief Services, Christine Cervenak of the Center for Civil & Human Rights, @notredame Law School and Julia Short Echalar of @statedept for a panel discussion on Facebook Live from 9-10:30 a.m. EDT.
Good morning! #tgifriday Well, it’s been an amazing week for us at The Little Tree Project. We’ve made some strides in the development of our nonprofit, and we were able to assist @eyeheartworld in a speaking event focusing on awareness of human trafficking, empowerment, and value to over 600 teenagers! What?! We can’t wait to see the domino effect of freedom that comes from that event. Thank you @email@example.com@cbms_peerhelpers@firstname.lastname@example.org for letting us come speak. We are so honored. And thanks for your encouragement, dear friends and followers! #happyfriday ✌️ . . . . .
Well, it’s #topictuesday , so I thought I’d address one of the many topics we get questions about here at The Little Tree. “Why doesn’t she just run away?” There are many complicated issues that keeps the victim attached to his/her trafficker. Not only physical chains bind them with fear, but mental, emotional, and spiritual chains cripple those trapped in a trafficking situation. It’s called TRAUMA BONDING. This “occurs as the result of ongoing cycles of abuse in which the intermittent reinforcement of reward and punishment creates powerful emotional bonds that are resistant to change.” Although it’s just one of the many reasons victims don’t run away, it plays a key role in their bondage. . . . . .
The panel...me, Sasha from the St. Petersburg Police Department, Brent from Justice Restoration Center, Natasha from Redefining Refuge and Dotti Groover-Skipper from the Salvation Army. You all are amazing! Thank you for your passion and commitment to saving lives! #stopthesilence#humantrafficking#humantraffickingprevention
I don't know about y'all, but I am super stoked for the A21 Walk for Freedom coming up in October. I've been going around all over town and handing out flyers to spread awareness. I can't wait to see y'all there, in Mobile's Bienville Square, as we spread awareness of this issue plaguing our area and the entire world. We CAN make a difference and set people free! Have you signed up?
Finally, our law enforcement is making the prosecution of human trafficking higher on their list of priorities, BUT the demand is growing exponentially every single day. How can we stop it? One way is simply through awareness! Like and tag a friend if you're interested in how to spread awareness in your community. We'll be posting a series of action plans soon!
So thankful for the opportunity God gave me to speak at a local human trafficking prevention training class this past Sunday. Education is so vitally important in stopping human trafficking. I was able to share about my journey with writing "Not Abandoned", and discuss ways that young people can get involved in this fight against human trafficking. It was great to see the young people who came out to educate themselves on this important topic! #humantraffickingprevention#letsendit ❌
"The eye doesn't see what the mind doesn't know." This is often so true with those trapped in human trafficking. They either refuse to see or are unaware to the fact that they are indeed a victim and are worthy of help. Because she willingly agreed to dance in a strip club or he willingly gave over his identification and documents for the dream job, they believe that the slavery situation they are in is their own fault. Sadly, some have been through such a life of abuse that slavery and exploitation is their norm. Our job? We have to help these survivors see their worth and that they are worthy of love and respect - nothing less! Join the fight.