Tag Archives: Trafficking

In Our Own Back Yard

Tweet I just read this account: Trafficking charges were brought against a labor recruiting company. Hundreds of farmworkers, all brought over from Thailand, were trapped and held as slaves. The traffickers plunged them into debt and took away their passports. Threats … Continue reading

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The Face of 21st Century Slavery

Tweet Ever wonder what 21st century slaves look like? Women.  And teenage girls.  And very little girls.  Not all of them, of course.  But of  the 35 million slaves today, more than 80% are female.Ever wonder what 21st century slaves look … Continue reading

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National Slavery and Trafficking Prevention Month. So What?

Tweet Twenty million people would rejoice to know we’re in the midst of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.  They would be overjoyed to that the United States has declared war on human trafficking.  And that we are  committed to stopping those who ply … Continue reading

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Child Sex Slaves? Just Say No!

Tweet When I was young, my parents kept foster children. One time we had a 14-year-old girl I’ll call Pamela. A bleached blond, she batted her long false eyelashes at any man she passed and smiled seductively with her deep red lips.  She … Continue reading

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Little Princes: Living the Book

Tweet On a beautiful end-of-summer evening, overlooking the vinyards of Sweet Cheeks Winery, our book club met. We ate, sipped, and discussed Little Princes, by Conor Grennan. Sweet! Well, sort of sweet, and sort of sob… If you are not familiar … Continue reading

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My Neighbor’s Slave

Tweet Headline News: A New York socialite is on trial for allegedly keeping a woman enslaved in her mansion for years. How could such a thing happen?  Pretty easily, actually. Some years ago, while my husband was in training on … Continue reading

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21st Century Abolitionist

Tweet *** Some of you said you’ve had trouble accessing this link.  I changed to a different one.  Please check again.  You will need to enter your email address and create a  password to get in.  My segment is the … Continue reading

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What Can One Person Do? Ask Miriam Sarzotti~

Tweet Great things about writers, conferences:  we learn, we share, we network, we gather ideas, we meet new people.  One of the people I met at Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference last spring was Miriam Sarzotti.  I invited Miriam to … Continue reading

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You Can Help Stop Trafficking~

Tweet Just in from International Justice Network (IJN): Today is the National Call-in Day to Pass the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act!  Thank you to those of you who have already committed to calling your senators. Today, thousands of abolitionists … Continue reading

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Before Freedom… The Better News

Tweet Okay, I promised that in my follow-up post on human trafficking, I’d pass along some good news. Here goes: Myanmar (Burma) not only has a significant traffic problem, but also traffics girls and women to other Asian countries. The … Continue reading

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