But first, I want to start by telling you a little bit about the issue.
What is it?
What are the stats?
Campaign A21 (http://www.thea21campaign.org/)
Don’t Sell Bodies (http://dontsellbodies.org/)
Make Way Partners (http://www.makewaypartners.org/)
The Polaris Project has put together a great resource for recognizing the signs of exploitation and human trafficking. View it here:http://www.polarisproject.org/
C.A.S.T. stands for the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking
It is a charity that is a person-based program, helping individual survivors and helping the whole person – through shelter, legal representation, medical attention, therapy and rehabilitation, and vocational training. (Read more about their services here:http://www.castla.org/client-services-program)
Trafficking is a vicious cycle, one that is hard to break without adequate help and attention. (80% of trafficked women in Eastern Europe are re-trafficked again, and in Asia 20-25% are re-trafficked.) I believe that C.A.S.T. does a great job in identifying these issues, addressing them, and ensuring that the past is not repeated for these survivors.
The C.A.S.T. website gives some insightful information on the world of human trafficking:
I will be posting a video soon that summarizes some of this information and also adding a bit more to it.
I hope to continue making videos about this issue in the future, as all this information is honestly only the dipping of the toes in the water, so to speak. This issue is rampant and deeply embedded in our cultures. There’s a lot to cover and a lot to discuss. I hope you will also take an interest in this issue and raise your voice also to help fight this issue.
Please pass on information about modern day slavery and human trafficking
And please support my effort to raise money for this charity with my artwork!