Human Trafficking News and Resources
FOR YOUTH from the 2012 Reading Program
by Patricia McCormick
Though desperately poor, 13-yearold Lakshmi’s life in a small village in Nepal is full of simple pleasures. But then a monsoon washes away the family’s crops, and Lakshmi’s stepfather says she must take a job to support her family. Thinking she has a job as a maid in the city, she is glad to help. But then she learns the unthinkable truth: she has been sold into prostitution.
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From the 2012 Reading Program
by Kevin Bales and Ron Soodalter
Slaves are all around us, hidden in plain sight—the dishwasher in the restaurant, the kids on the corner selling cheap trinkets, the man sweeping the floor of the department store—and we meet some unexpected slaveholders. This book calls us to action to bring an end to this horrific crime.
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Stories of Peacemakers: Japan by Dr. Renee Campbell
09/18/2013 While attending the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations through United Methodist Women, Dr. Renee Campbell, the Executive Director of Wesley House Community Services in Louisville, KY learned from international delegate Suzuyo Takazato from Japan of the years of rapes and violence being imposed on the women of Okinawa, Japan by US service members. With that, she started a T-Shirt campaign to give voice and tribute to those women and their families.
“I Was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me” by Moira McDowall
04/29/2013 This reflection is from the World Day of Prayer Worship Service in the Republic of Ireland inspired by Matthew 25: 31-46.
United Methodist Women Members Intercept Human Trafficking
04/01/2013 Since 2010, during Super Bowl season United Methodist Women has hosted the Intercept Human Trafficking campaign to raise awareness about human trafficking and how large sporting events encourage and profit from the culture of sex and labor trafficking. In February 2013 the Super Bowl was held in New Orleans, La., and United Methodist Women members in Louisiana let the world know that human trafficking must end
Message From the President by Yvette Moore
03/13/2013 United Methodist Women is the “right place” for women seeking to use their talents and gifts to help others, said Yvette Richards, president of the organization’s board of directors in her address to the new program advisory group assembled for its first annual meeting Mar. 7-9 at Scarritt-Bennett Center in Nashville, Tenn.
On the Mountaintop by Stephanie Greiner
03/05/2013 On a spiritual journey, United Methodist Women can help you reach your peak.
Join Us in March, Side Events at the 57th Commission on the Status of Women
02/15/2013 United Methodist Women will participate in CSW-57 by bringing an international delegation that will work with ecumenical and secular partners to prevent and eliminate violence against women and girls.
From Victim to Survivor by Paul Jeffrey
01/01/2013 Once-trafficked women get a new start at the Mission Giving-supported Batis Center for Women in the Philippines.
A Journey to "Ubuntu" by Kit Adkins and Jeanie Blankenbaker
01/01/2013 U.S. women learn the power of faith and witness with sisters in the Philippines and South Korea.
Intercept the Traffickers
12/10/2012 Help intercept the traffickers at this year's Super Bowl, on February 3, 2013.
How To Submit Human Trafficking Photos to UMWOnline.net
12/10/2012 Submit photos to UMWOnline.net for Intercept the Traffickers Campaign with or without a computer by February 3, 2013.