The Price of Sex is a feature-length documentary about young Eastern European women who’ve been drawn into a netherworld of sex trafficking and abuse. Intimate, harrowing and revealing, it is a story told by the young women who were supposed to be silenced by shame, fear and violence. Photojournalist Mimi Chakarova, who grew up in Bulgaria, takes us on a personal investigative journey, exposing the shadowy world of sex trafficking from Eastern Europe to the Middle East and Western Europe. Filming undercover and gaining extraordinary access, Chakarova illuminates how even though some women escape to tell their stories, sex trafficking thrives. Learn more HERE. Continue reading “The Price of Sex”
She was wearing a polka dot skirt and her favorite pink flip-flops the day she left her village in Albania. Her mom called out her name before she got into her boyfriend’s red Mitsubishi. She didn’t turn to wave goodbye. She was 12 and angry.
Her stepdad has been raping her for as long as she can remember. She couldn’t tell her mom. She knows she’d be sent away. She’d be the one blamed. Girls tempt grown men and bring it on themselves, they’d say. And there was also his drinking that made him do it, they’d add.
Once they were in Italy, her boyfriend changed – he told her she’ll work for him as a prostitute. She thought he was playing some silly joke. She left home to be with him; to one day marry him. He is older. She’s in love. Continue reading “A Horrid Story of Human Trafficking”
This anti-human trafficking song reached no. 8 in the UK charts.
Listen to it and join the crowds to stand up against human trafficking!
(Thanks to my dear colleague Mandy Yamanis for this link.)
During the past year thousands of people from North Africa have disappeared in the Sinai Desert region while crossing the border between Egypt and Israel.
“Falling prey to human traffickers, employment scams, harassment, organ thefts and forced deportations, these people face one of the worst human rights violations,” says Fr Mussie Zerai.
Zerai is a Roman Catholic priest from Eritrea, based in Vatican, and spoke recently in a meeting at the World Council of Churches (WCC) offices in Geneva organized by WCC’s Commission of the Churches on International Affairs.
He is the founder of Agenzia Habeshia, a charity for asylum seekers, refugees and migrants.
“Churches have been the voice of the voiceless. The ecumenical family has a great responsibility to be engaged in global advocacy on behalf of these people, as their rights are being violated,” said Zerai. Continue reading “WCC expresses concern over human trafficking in Sinai Desert”
M.I.S.T. (MATTOO INTERNATIONAL SUMMER TOUR sau Turneul International de vara MATTOO) 2011 este un eveniment nou, fara precedent care se desfasoara in vara aceasta in 10 orase din Statele Unite si Europa, avand ca scop principal informarea si implicarea barbatilor si a publicului larg despre si in miturile si realitatile traficului de persoane.
Mai mult chiar, pe masura ce evenimente sportive de anvergura, precum Cupa Mondiala, Super Bowl si Jocurile Olimpice sunt destinatii semnificative pentru traficanti sa-si aduca victimele acolo, M.I.S.T. 2011 este un preambul la M.I.S.T. 2012 / Olimpiada, care va avea loc in orase cheie din intreaga lume, cu doua luni inainte si in timpul Jocurilor Olimpice de la Londra, precum si in timpul altor evenimente sportive de amploare de dupa. Continue reading “Men Against the Trafficking of Others”