"Woman will always be dependent until she holds a purse of her own."
—Elizabeth Cady Stanton


 
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Tampa Bay hub for human trafficking

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on July 25, 2011 | Leave a comment (0)
Many people know the phrase “modern day slavery” but don’t realize it’s happening in their hometowns. Florida state representative Rachel Burgin admits she was unaware of the problem’s severity until she attended a national conference in Washington, D.C. and sat next...

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Make slavery a household word

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on July 23, 2011 | Leave a comment (0)
I was nearly speechless last week when a friend asked, “What is modern day slavery?” “Women forced into prostitution,” I blurted. “Forced farm labor!” Is what I see and read about every day invisible to the average American? Twenty-seven million people–the...

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Time to stop cannibalizing our children

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on January 25, 2011 | Leave a comment (1)
The director of “Not My Life,” a documentary that takes an unflinching look at global human trafficking as a children’s issue, has an innovative plan for getting his message out. It’s not enough to show the film in theaters and on TV and maybe win a few festival awards, says...

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Buy gifts made by sex slave survivors

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on November 29, 2010 | Leave a comment (2)
Strength. Compassion. Empowerment. These are qualities to celebrate this holiday season. Qualities that translate into gifts that will do more than bring a fleeting smile. At the Somaly Mam Foundation Empowerment Store, you can purchase a survivor-made product and help a survivor become financially...

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Tricked into sexual slavery

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on November 28, 2010 | Leave a comment (4)
Somaly Mam was tricked into becoming a sex slave when she was a 12-year-old Cambodian orphan by a man who said he could find her parents. Instead he dumped her in a brothel. She suffered the life for ten years then escaped. Today she is the founder of the Somaly Mam Foundation and committed to...

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Chocolate dinner guests hunt for water

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on March 29, 2010 | Leave a comment (1)
When Cincinnati high school senior Olivia Morris organizes a dinner party, not all guests are created equal. Some enjoy a catered meal, entertainment by a string quartet and Indian dancing. Others eat a piece of pita bread and a small bowl of rice. The least fortunate chase around the school...

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