Come raise our voices against sex trafficking with The Hammer Antics at The Central (603 Markham St.) in downtown Toronto. Check out their song below for a taste of what’s to hit us that day.
The Hammer Antics are a local band from Hamilton so come show your support for the cause and for the band who has graciously agreed to donate their time and energy.
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Tagged activism, courtney love, fundraising concert, hamilton band, human trafficking, Ratanak, rock concert, Sex Trafficking, the hammer antics, toronto concert, Toronto event
Hope you can join us in Toronto for this. We have amazing artists getting together to raise awareness and raise funds for our charity partner Ratanak International.
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Tagged artful vandelays, central bar, fund raising concert, may 25 concert, raising awareness concert, Ratanak, ratanak international, Sex Trafficking, sydney delong, the central bar, the central pub, the hammer antics, toronto concert
Today is the National Human Trafficking Awareness Day in the US. I had started this blog back in 2011 after being seeing for the first time the video below. Before that day, I had never heard of sex trafficking or even thought of what human trafficking was. Me being part Cambodian, this particular video definitely struck a nerve.
Please check it out and know that this horror is not just happening in Asia. It’s occurring right in our own backyards here in North America.
If you are moved by this, please LIKE our Facebook page to learn more and see what you can do.
Posted in Video
Tagged brothel, Cambodia, charity, child slavery, human trafficking, injustice, prostitution, road to traffik, sex slavery, Sex Trafficking, Slavery, somaly mam, unfair
If you have 7 min. to spare, please take a look at this trailer about 2 guys making a difference and exposing the dark world of sex trafficking in Asia. It must’ve been frightening, dangerous, frustrating, heart-breaking for them to go through with this project and pretending to be predators, but this is what’s need to let the truth of what is really happening come out. This is what is needed to turn ignorance or un-awareness into action. Looks like the DVD is only available in Australia and New Zealand now. Hopefully, it can be made available to the rest of the world soon.
January 10, 2013 in Documentary
Tagged bangkok, brothels, child exploitation, enslaved, flesh trade, human trafficking, manila, philippines, prostitution, red earth, red light, sex slavery, Sex Trafficking, street dreams, thailand
Here’s a video that doesn’t need words to explain the horrors of what young girls go through in the sex trafficking industry. In some countries, girls as young as 6 – 8 years old are forced to service up to 40 men a day and threatened on a daily basis that not only will they be beaten if they don’t comply, but that their own families will be killed even though there are in a country far far away. Scars heal, but it’s the psychological control, fear and torture that really suck the life out of these young girls.
They need our help. What will YOU do? Send us an email if you’d like to start volunteering with us or the organization highlighted in the video. Thank you.
In Her Shoes
We weren’t able to embed the video here, so please click on the link below and watch the most touching, frightening yet gripping short film on sex trafficking we’ve ever seen.
Actor and screenwriter Emma Thompson narrates this short film. She explains how rage fuelled her role as the voice of conscience in The Journey, Richard Jobson’s violent and powerful short film about the experiences of one sex worker.
Emma Thompson says “Chances are you’ll know somebody who pays for sex”.
Posted in Sex Slave, Sex Tourism, Sex Trafficking, Sexploitation, sexslavery, sextrafficking, Short Film, Video
Tagged Emma Thompson, Guardian, Moldova, Richard Jobson, Sex Trafficking, short film, The Journey
An amazing project to help raise awareness about child sex trafficking in Atlanta. It’s worth the entire 30 minutes. Their goal was to turn art/ movie lovers into activists. They definitely succeeded.
Description about the film from the Whitestone Motion Pictures website:
The Candy Shop is a film initiative to help fight against child sex trafficking.
This film is being made for the Doorpost Film Project, and with support from 12Stone® Church and Street Grace. The Candy Shop is a Fairytale/Parable about the child sex trafficking epidemic that has overrun our city of Atlanta. We are using the film to not only raise awareness but provoke meaningful action towards this issue taking place in our own backyard.
Up to 500 underaged girls a month are trafficked for sex here in our city of Atlanta.
It’s the number one city in the country for child sex trafficking..
The 10th in the world.
This plague has gone on for too long, and now we at Whitestone, in cooperation with Doorpost, 12Stone® Church and StreetGrace want to put a stop to it.
Check out a great informative video made by A21 Campaign highlighting some keys facts and a personal true story about one of millions of victims of the sex trafficking business.
You can visit them at http://www.thea21campaign.org/ for more details on how to help in their fight. They seem to focus more on rescuing victims in Europe.
Please take a minute to watch this video from our friends at Love146, who organized a Flash Mob with over 100 stars from London’s top West End musicals to help boost awareness of child sex slavery & exploitation in Europe. The Flash Mob included stars from Wicked, Mamma Mia!, We Will Rock You, Love Never Dies and Priscilla Queen of the Desert.
Here’s another great organization based out of the US spreading awareness specifically on human sex trafficking. They do a great join in reaching out to the actual victims themselves. Especially promoting the national human trafficking hotline phone number: 1-888-3737-888. Check out their short promo video.
Please pass it along.