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


 
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Obama order prohibits human trafficking in federal contracts

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on November 5, 2012 | Leave a comment (0)
What industry earns more money than major league baseball, and the national basketball, hockey and football leagues combined? Sex trafficking and forced labor. It’s a $32 billion industry. On Sept. 25, President Obama signed an executive order prohibiting human trafficking in all federal...

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Buy her bag, not her body

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on July 9, 2012 | Leave a comment (0)
Nomi Network, a non-profit organization that trains survivors of sexual slavery to produce products that will sell in the global market, was named after an 8-year-old survivor of sex trafficking in Cambodia. Nomi was so mentally disabled after her treatment as a sex slave, that she will spend the...

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Women: just pawns in the game

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on August 9, 2011 | Leave a comment (2)
Mobster and human smuggler Bill Bedini was back in Albania after jumping bail in Texas. “This [is] payback to your Uncle Edmond for when I was in the United States,” he said as he beat two young women, nieces of the Albanian man who testified against him in the U.S. A human weed, Bedini...

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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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Slavery continues despite war, amendment

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on February 6, 2011 | Leave a comment (1)
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. While the war was fought over a fusion of slavery and states’ rights issues, slavery didn’t end in the United States until December 1865 with passage of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution. Or did it? Consider these...

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Video game attacks human trafficking

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on January 29, 2011 | Leave a comment (2)
Spanish documentary filmmaker Chelo Alvarez-Stehle previewed a social-impact game that will teach adolescents about human trafficking at a modern-day slavery awareness event in Frisco, Texas Jan. 25. Still in pre-prototype form, “SOS_SLAVES: Changing The Trafficking Game” allows young adults to...

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Legislation would rescue victims of human sex trafficking

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on January 31, 2010 | Leave a comment (0)
Two U.S. Senators have introduced bi-partisan legislation that would provide block grants of $2.5 million each to establish shelters for victims of human sex trafficking and offer them treatment, counseling and legal aid. “It’s time we started rescuing the victims of sex trafficking and...

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