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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Intercept the Traffickers 2012
12/05/2011 Leading up to Super Bowl Sunday, February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana, join United Methodist Women Human Trafficking Team members in our Intercept the Traffickers campaign.
Trafficking Survivor Rediscovers a World of Beauty by Isabella Simonyan on UMCOR.org
11/10/2011 Mariam* was just 15 years old when her parents married her to a man 20 years her senior. She worked day and night, a servant to her husband’s extended family, and was not allowed to sleep until her husband came home. He was connected to a world of crime and did not usually arrive before five or six o’clock in the morning. Mariam then would rest for an hour or two and start the same routine all over again.
When Trafficking Hits Home by Tara Barnes
11/04/2011 After testifying against traffickers, a local United Methodist Women member’s granddaughter left home to meet a friend and never returned.
Human Trafficking: A Resource for Preventing, Protecting, Prosecuting (PDF)
09/30/2011 Join United Methodist Women in the global movement to end the complex web of sexual slavery, prostitution and labor bondage.
National Seminar, From a Participant's View by Sophia Agtarap
08/17/2011 Sophia Agtarap blogged from National Seminar 2011 on reconciliation.
United Methodist Women Prepares for National Seminar on Social Justice by Leigh Rogers
08/08/2011 Women from across the U.S. will study and act on justice issues at the seminar, “Mission: Reconciliation,” Aug. 13-17 in Birmingham, AL. Bible studies led by Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz will be livestreamed every morning at 8 a.m. EST starting Aug. 14!
Support S596 to Stop Human Trafficking
05/02/2011 The Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Deterrence and Victim Support Act is a pathway to freedom for victims of human trafficking.
Survivors of Human Trafficking: Not Without Hope by Kathryn Paik
05/02/2011 In Armenia, in an ambience of trust and encouragement, residents re-learn the meaning of hope after seemingly endless years of sexual servithude and forced labor.
This Mother’s Day, Say No to Dirty Gold
04/29/2011 Be ethical consumers this Mother’s Day.
Report of the President to the Women’s Division Board of Directors by Inelda González, president, Women’s Division
04/28/2011 Inelda González, president of the Women's Division, gave her speech to the board of directors at their Semi-Annual meeting, April 10, 2011 in Stamford, Conn.