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These are exciting days! In the last few years raising awareness of Anti-Human Trafficking has thankfully grown exponentially! I meet many young people now who are wholly disgusted by what's happening and wholly committed to being part of its demise.
This week is proving exciting because now a number of governments around the globe are Stepping Out to Stop the Traffik in meaningful ways.
Here are a few:
Having arrived home to the US from Bangladesh sooner than planned, for family reasons, I find myself in the midst of that annual candy frenzy called Halloween! And of course am challenged afresh by the scary amounts of scary chocolate on sale everywhere.
This month LexisNexis and Stop the Traffik have released a very well documented report, Dark Chocolate: Understanding human trafficking risks in...
3 girls rescued in Bangladesh; a 3 day sweep in the US and 3 key ways you can support Anti-Traficking work from where you are.
3 Girls Rescued in Bangladesh
I'm gratefully re-posting this amazing email sent out to supporters of the Children's Uplift Programme (CUP), Bangladesh
Of course the answer is 'Yes' AND 'No'. Having turned a blind eye to factory conditions in Bangladesh for years, safety conditions in the garment industry are now under severe scrutiny. Questions are good.
As we choose to keep our eyes open, to look, see and ask, the risk of abuse and corruption decreases - one day it may even disappear! This is true in all areas of life - be it garment factories ... or modern day slavery.
One month after at least 1,127 people were killed, mostly young women, families continue to grieve the loss of loved ones and now feel the effects in other ways too.
Here are two excerpts from a recent nbc article hi-lighting the longer term losses after the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Bangladesh.
♦ Identifying bodies that are found in the rubble is now almost impossible, as daytime temperatures...