Sunday, September 30, 2012

#EndToModernSlavery

We marched. We lifted our voices. We collectively brought attention to #endmoderndayslavery yesterday.

Some of us traveled 4,5,12 hours, by bus even, to march on Washington for the long fight against modern day slavery also known as #humantrafficking.  However many hours or ways by which we arrived, we arrived in solidarity and it was an amazing day!

The Collective Advocates met some of the most fascinating people, heard personal stories of human trafficked survivors, like Brook Bello
(@BrookBello)
talk about the "pillaging of her insides by men who repeatedly raped" her small frame as a young girl in the sex trafficking industry, right here in the US. We felt the passion from 13 y.o. activist Victoria of FairGirls who spoke fervently about trying to help young girls escape the dangerous industry that ruins their spirits, bodies and souls.

And we met men; men who understand how important it is to have the presence and the support of our male counterparts to help change this despicable social ill. An ill that is compounded by multiple violations of language assaults on helpless, vulnerable people; violations of human dignity and respect; unwritten contracts between cops, businessmen, women, gangs, pedophiles and even relatives who sacrifice some of our world's most precious treasures, children.

TCA wants you to know that whether you are a victim or supporter of the sex industry in any way there are ways out! Go to our Connections page for more resources, like the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC).

If you want to become more active in this issue email us here or complete a Volunteers form and we will contact you immediately. Follow us on www.Facebook.com/TcaByAsha or on www.Twitter.com/@TheCollectiveA and RT our photos and videos from yesterday's event. Helping people to understand that this happens regularly in our own country is the beginning of a great start to raising awareness.

See our Flickr TheCollectiveAfor our gallery of photos from The Stop Modern Slavery Walk.

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2 Comments:

At October 2, 2012 at 8:21 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

I am pleased to hear that this was a successful march especially for such an important issue. It is 2012 and it amazes me that the abuse of women and children continues in volumes and although there have been laws to help curb such dispicable acts much more needs to be done and fast. My heat and prayers go out to all survivors and my prayers go out to those who continue to be affected. Great work TCA!

 
At October 4, 2012 at 9:59 PM , Blogger asha.tarry said...

Thank you for your comment and support. Please help us in this cause by joining us; signing up to Volunteer or at least to the blog, bc we need more dialogue to take place.
Thank you once again.

Asha

 

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