slaveryfootprint:

Are you a student in the midst of finals but find yourself watching kitten videos or laughing at #whatshouldwecallme? Lucky for you, NYU Local has provided a list of more productive ways to procrastinate. They’ll use just as much as your time but you’ll feel more accomplished when you’re done….

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kgarv:

trailer for nefarious: merchant of souls, a documentary about the global sex trade.

this is a powerful documentary. it reveals a lot about different cultural attitudes towards the sex trade and the women and children who are forced into the global sex trade, whether it be through actual physical coercion, or through the exploitation of vulnerability.

i highly encourage you to see this. it will open your eyes to the truth about the sex industry, whether or not you knew about human trafficking.

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Average Cost of a slave today is $90. Not only are there more slaves today than at any other time in history, but people are more disposable today than at any other time in history.

Average Cost of a slave today is $90. Not only are there more slaves today than at any other time in history, but people are more disposable today than at any other time in history.

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10 Reasons to Not Legalize the prostitution of women

1. Legalization/decriminalization of prostitution is a gift to pimps, traffickers and the sex industry.

2. Legalization/decriminalization of prostitution and the sex industry\ promotes sex trafficking.

3. Legalization/decriminalization of prostitution does not control the sex industry. It expands it.

4. Legalization/decriminalization of prostitution increases clandestine, hidden, illegal and street prostitution.

5. Legalization of prostitution and decriminalization of the sex industry increases child prostitution.

6. Legalization/decriminalization of prostitution does not protect the women in prostitution.

7. Legalization/decriminalization of prostitution increases the demand for prostitution. It boosts the motivation of men to buy women for sex in a much wider and more permissible range of socially acceptable settings.

8. Legalization/decriminalization of prostitution does not promote women’s health.

9. Legalization/decriminalization of prostitution does not enhance women’s choice.

10. Women in systems of prostitution do not want the sex industry legalized or decriminalized.

Source: Janice Raymond

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If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
~ Desmond Tutu. (via wide-eyes-and-paper-crowns)

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Follow Nadia, a girl from Moldova, around the world as her story of exploitation is told

slaveryfootprint:

Have you seen the latest case study from CNN’s Freedom Project? They recently put out a report on slavery within Mauritania with some startling statistics:

  • In 1981, Mauritania became the last country in the world to abolish slavery.
  • Despite slavery being abolished in 1981, it did…

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Love Colored Black Documentary Preview to raise awareness about human trafficking

Take 2 Minutes to Protect Children

Annie (name changed) was arrested as a prostitute. She was fifteen and pregnant with her fourth child. Thankfully, law enforcement officers, once they realized her age, identified her as a victim of sex trafficking. However, if her interrogation officer did not recognize that she was not a criminal, Annie would have ended up in a juvenile detention center and then right back into the hands of her traffickers.

Georgia representatives Jay Neal and Ann Purcell saw this type of problem as a serious issue. Under Georgia law, juveniles can be convicted for sexual crimes even if the were forced into sexual slavery at the time. House Bill 1078 will “amend Part 4 of Article 1 of Chapter 11 of Title 15 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to commencement and conduct of juvenile proceedings in courts, so as to provide for the modification of orders of delinquency for children who are victims of sexual abuse or sexual trafficking; to amend Part 8 of Article 1 of Chapter 11 of Title 15 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to access to juvenile court records and hearings, so as to provide for the sealing of court records for children who are victims of sexual abuse or sexual trafficking; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.” Essentially, this means that child survivors of sexual abuse or sexual slavery will not be punished for what was done to them.

Therefore, please take a moment to sign this petition to help pass House Bill 1078 so that the hundreds of girls in Georgia like Annie can be treated fairly and justly under Georgia law.

Sign here (safe link): http://www.change.org/petitions/protect-child-victims-of-commercial-sexual-exploitation