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Reflections on navigating between two cultures and understanding the self-awareness process

End Human Trafficking January 31, 2012

It is amazing to look back at previous posts. It is almost a year since my post on Human Trafficking (Click Here) and the issue is still as critical today. Here is an interesting fundraiser in the DC-MD-VA area coming up February 8th 2012.

 

Women and girls are often targeted and dis-empowered over the course of the trafficking system globally. Human trafficking is a complex issue fueled by various socioeconomic and cultural factors. The American Psychological Association produced a great report that examines the intersect of psychology and human trafficking as it affects women and girls (report). Stay educated and keep your eyes open…it can happen in your neighborhood or a few blocks from you. Not too long ago I read about a sting operation that busted a trafficking ring in Rockville, MD (NewsFlash). I am glad with the outcome but wish people had acted sooner on their suspicions. In such situations, I believe in being cautious rather than sorry.

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3 Responses to “End Human Trafficking”

  1. Eric Says:

    YOU GO GIRL! Human trafficking is evil. Amnesty International is one of the good organizations working to end it. (Child soldiers, too.) We have to stop blaming the victims (as in “prostitutes, illegal aliens”). And offer good economic alternatives (including microcredit, women’s cooperatives). Keep fighting the good fight.

  2. […] little over a year ago, I wrote a post about human trafficking triggered by series of busts very near to home. It was different from my usual posts on […]


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