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On January 11, National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, we want to leverage our social networks for good. Because there’s power in numbers, we’ve partnered with Thunderclap to help us out. Thunderclap is the first-ever crowdspeaking platform that helps people be heard by saying something together. It allows a single message to be mass-shared, flash mob-style, that rises above the noise of your social networks.

Visit our Thunderclap page to learn more and to pledge your support before January 11th. With your help, we can share the message of modern-day slavery like its never been shared before. 

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She remembers a home that looked fancy on the outside but ominous on the inside, a dark maze of bare chambers. She remembers the parade of men, one after the other, day by day, forcing her to have sex. She remembers contemplating death. She wasn’t yet 10 years old.

Her name is Sreypich Loch, and she was a slave in a Cambodian brothel. If she refused sex, she says, she would be beaten, shocked with an electric cord, denied food and water. “What else could I do?” she asks.

Loch, now around 20 years old, managed to escape that world and works today to rescue other girls. She helps grab them out of brothels, and she hosts a radio show in Phnom Penh, giving the girls a forum for their stories. It’s a groundbreaking effort for a young woman and former sex slave in this male-dominated society

Click here to continue reading Sreypich’s story.

James Bond in ‘Skyfall’: Hero, Patriot and…Exploiter of Sex Trafficking Victims?

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Sexual hyper-aggressiveness and putting women in harm’s way are trademarks of the Bond franchise, of course. They’re a big part of why the protagonist is often decried as a misogynist and even a psychopath. None of it has stopped the series from earning m…

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Did you know that there are 27 million slaves in the world today, more than any other time in history? Most of these individuals work as forced laborers, which means most of the things we buy are made by slaves.

While you’re taking advantage of the biggest shopping day of the year, use our Free World app or online Action Center to ask your favorite brands to investigate their supply chains for slave labor. Tell them that you care about the people who make their products and that they should too.

To make this deal even sweeter, Slavery Footprint has partnered with One Mango Tree, Hand in Hand Sustainable Suds, and Coco Zen. Our generous sponsors will provide gift certificates to the 3 individuals who send the most letters on November 23rd.

This Black Friday, shop with a purpose.

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In 1864, the Thirteenth Amendment declared that no one can be owned by another, yet today there are thousands held in modern day slavery. In the US, a majority of trafficking victims are women or girls who are forced into prostitution. On giveaway newspapers pages and bright computer screens, the ads are there. In crowded bars or elegant hotel lobbies, the transactions are made. Women and girls are bought for sex in the dark corners of our society protected by our willful ignorance…

The launch of the Made in a Free World initiative [will] help buyers and suppliers identify and eliminate supply chain vulnerabilities, and demonstrate their commitment to combatting human trafficking…In addition, the faith-based community has been a leader in combatting human trafficking at home and around the world, raising awareness and providing services. The President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships will focus its efforts on the issue of trafficking and identify opportunities to expand partnerships with faith and community-based groups.

Fact Sheet: the Obama Administration Announces Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking at Home and Abroad www.whitehouse.gov

“It ought to concern every person, because it’s a debasement of our common humanity. It ought to concern every community, because it tears at the social fabric. It ought to concern every business, because it distorts markets. It ought to concern every nation, because it endangers public health an…

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