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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Day of the Girl
10/08/2012 In December 2011 the U.N. General Assembly adopted a resolution to establish October 11 as the "International Day of the Girl Child." United Methodist Women encourages members to participate in the inaugural Day of the Girl this October 11 to help better the lives of girls around the world.
Divide and Conquer by Paul Jeffrey
09/01/2012 Employers stoke racial rifts for economic gain.
Young Asian Women Prepare to Lead by Young Hee Chung
06/01/2012 Scranton Women's Leadership Center in Seoul and Wesley Center in Tokyo co-sponsor training for Asian women in the Philippines.
Ministries of Accompaniment by Katie Dwyer
04/01/2012 Katie Dwyer traveled with families searching for loved ones along the migrant trail. Now their stories travel with her.
Directors Visit Southeast Dallas Cooperative Parish, Learn About Immigration Issues by Leigh Rogers
03/19/2012 Directors heard from pastors leading the three member churches and learned about how Justice for Our Neighbors was helping immigrants retain legal rights in Dallas.
Alternate Game Plan for Super Bowl by Linda Bloom on umc.org
02/03/2012 Before it was ever determined that the New York Giants would be facing the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl this weekend, members of United Methodist Women had decided on their game plan.
Judges 19 by Glory E. Dharmaraj
01/10/2012 A bible study on Judges 19 for Human Trafficking Awareness Day, January 11.
Human Trafficking Awareness Day: How Many Modern Day Slaves are Supporting You?
01/09/2012 Human trafficking is the second largest criminal industry in the world after drug trade. Financial bondage and violent intimidation are mechanisms used by traffickers to enslave women and children.
Not Without Hope: Healed and Free by Judith Santiago on UMCOR.org
01/06/2012 All she wanted was a good paying job. Instead, Anna (not her real name), from Yerevan, Armenia, ended up working for her captors and enduring a traumatic five-month ordeal of forced prostitution in Dubai.
National Seminar: Mission Reconciliation by Leigh Rogers
01/03/2012 United Methodist Women taps U.S. civil rights history and new technology to engage the ministry of reconciliation in Birmingham, Alabama.