Whatever the TRUTH may be about this complex issue that is happening in DC, we all must remember that lives are at stake and that there are organizations that are doing something about it, providing support and help in any way they can.… Read More Missing Girls in D.C. – What’s going on?
by Michelle Palmer After my post on Forced Labor and Channon’s post on Sex Trafficking, my own dear dad suggested I write a post with some examples to show what happens and how it happens. I agreed it might be helpful to demonstrate the various ways people are tricked, trapped, and exploited so that we… Read More Modern Slavery: A Collection of Stories
by Channon Oyeniran “The brothels are incredibly lucrative. The girl who ‘cost’ $150 can be sold for sex up to ten times a night and bring in $10,000 per month. The only expenses are payments to the police [bribes] and a pittance for food.” – Kevin Bales, Disposable People As previously mentioned in posts… Read More The Worldwide Problem of Sex Trafficking
Where does it happen? Everywhere. Yes, even in the United States. The U.S. based NGO, KnowTheChain, estimates that in the U.S. 5% of farm workers are victims of forced labor. There are also Filipino domestic workers enslaved in the Middle East, Cambodian fisherman exploited in Thailand, Brazilians trapped deep in the Amazon making charcoal…… Read More An Introduction to Forced Labor
According to UNICEF, there are approximately 250,000 child soldiers across the world, and Human Rights Watch estimates that nearly half of that number is made up of child soldiers from the continent of Africa. 250,000 children!!! This shouldn’t be, and raising awareness and figuring out what we can do even here in North America will help in eradicating the practice of making children soldiers.
Some days it doesn’t feel like enough. In fact, a lot of days it feels like the little things I do aren’t enough to make any difference at all. But if none of us do anything because all of us feel like it’s not enough, then nothing will ever get better. We need EVERYBODY to play a part: liberal, conservative, Republican, Democrat, independent… EVERYBODY. If we ALL do what we can, I promise we can have #ABetterNextYear.… Read More 2017: “But what can we do?!”
by Channon Oyeniran Hello friends! As we draw nearer to Christmas and the new year, I just wanted to do a quick summary of an article I read the other day in The Globe and Mail. It was titled, “Police find 16 human-trafficking victims in cross-Canada investigation,” and it talks about human trafficking in… Read More Human Trafficking in Ontario