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Change.org Petition for the Women of the Congo

The Congo has been named the worst place in the world to be a woman. This issue is close to my heart as many women in the Congo suffer from traumatic fistula as a result of savage assault. Here is a quote for the Raise Hope for the Congo website: “In Eastern Congo today, these mineral resources are financing multiple armed groups, many of whom use mass rape as a deliberate strategy to intimidate and control local populations, thereby securing control

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Congress fails to pass the TVPRA, but we have hope

From IJM, “On Thursday, the 112th Congress ended without passing the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA). This law—originally passed in 2000 and reauthorized by Congress unanimously three separate times—is our nation’s foundation for the fight against human trafficking at home and around the world. The bill could have passed at the close of the year through a process called "unanimous consent," (in which representatives

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Opportunities to Partner with Hagar’s Sisters

Joyce Holt, President and Executive Director of Hagar’s Sisters has provided some opportunities below to partner with this organization as they seek to end the cycle of domestic abuse through the transforming power of God. You can give a woman the gift of a new life, free from the oppression of domestic violence by partnering with Hagar’s Sisters.  Our program offers you opportunities such as sponsoring a Sister, providing a free cell phone

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Exciting Trafficking Update

Amirah Boston's blog includes an article about some very exciting news on the anti-trafficking front. "Here at Amirah, progress on the safe house has been steadily unfolding through the dedication of many hard-working volunteers.  Elsewhere around the world, the pace of the anti-slavery movement has been unusually encouraging over the past few months. " Read more at  http://amirahboston.blogspot.com/2012/11/trafficking-around-world.html

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Give the Gift of Life this Year

As many of you know, Hope For Our Sisters is a nonprofit organization raising awareness and support for girls and women suffering from fistula as they seek treatment to restore their health, dignity and community standing.  Between two and five million girls and women around the world suffer from fistula, which results in incontinence leaving them isolated from their communities and in despair.  But with your gift, you will bring healing to girls

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National human trafficking experts descend on Maine, raise awareness of sex slavery

National human trafficking experts descend on Maine, raise awareness of sex slavery By Seth Koenig, BDN Staff AUBURN, Maine — The going price for a Maine girl on the countrywide sex slavery market is between $2,500 and $3,500, said Sgt. Tim Ferris of the Portland Police Department on Thursday. Details like that helped hammer home the point that modern-day slavery is here in Maine during the second annual Not Here Conference that began Thursday

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Girl Rescued From Dark Brothel During Daytime Operation In Kolkata

11/02/2012 KOLKATA, INDIA – On a Thursday afternoon in October, Kolkata Police called IJM for assistance with an urgent operation in Kolkata's major red-light district. An IJM social worker and lawyer left immediately to meet the police, determined to find and rescue a girl who they believed had been trafficked there. Read more about this rescue operation on the IJM website: www.ijm.org/news/girl-rescued-dark-brothel-during-daytime-operation-kolkata

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New IJM Office in Gulu, Uganda

On October 15, 2012, International Justice Mission opened its 16th field office, IJM Gulu. The new field office – the organization’s second in Uganda – will protect and defend widows and orphans in Northern Uganda from the theft of their homes and property. Here is the link for more information: http://www.ijm.org/news/ijm-opens-16th-field-office-ijm-gulu.

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Trafficking in Persons Report 2012

This year's State Department report on the status of human trafficking around the world. Secretary Clinton (June 19): "This report ... gives a clear and honest assessment of where all of us are making progress on our commitments and where we are either standing still or even sliding backwards. ... This year’s report tells us that we are making a lot of progress. Twenty-nine countries were upgraded from a lower tier to a higher one, which means

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With a Phone Call Truckers Can Stop Trafficking

With A Phone Call, Truckers Can Fight Sex Trafficking : NPR www.npr.org The scores of truckers on America's roads see and hear a lot, so they're in a position to notice when something at a rest stop doesn't look right. Eight years ago, a truck driver parked at a travel center near Detroit made a phone call that changed a life. "I pulled into a truck stop about midnight," Willis Wolfswinkel remembered. "Getting my log book done. Had two girls knock

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