Saturday, April 17, 2010

Some Useful Websites

Polaris Project
The leading non-profit organization in the anti-human trafficking crusade. Great resource for a lot of information on human trafficking, modern slavery and other resources & organizations against human trafficking. It also operates the US Human Trafficking Hotline which is 1-888-373-7888

End Slavery Now
End Slavery Now is a site filled with great links to organizations and resources in combatting human trafficking. It's almost a one-stop shop info center on modern-day slavery on the Internet. They list great anti human trafficking organizations. Under the headings in red, Learn, Tell, Report and Act: the site provides great links to fight this great plague.

My favorite anti-sexual trafficking organization. There is a heart-wrenching story behind their name. Their main goal is to rehabilitate and reintroduce victims of sexual exploitation especially young children back into society.

Shoe Revolt
Shoe Revolt is an organization based in Newport News, VA which collects shoes and restyle them. It is a collaboration of female shoe designers. Their main goal is to use the profits of the Shoe Revolt to fund the fight against human trafficking. Ateba Crocker, the Founder, has an amazing story behind her passion for victims of sexual exploitation. The famous Hollywood personality, Perez Hilton, has just recently featured Shoe Revolt on his blog.

International Justice Mission
The main Christian organization that has led the US fight against modern slavery since its founding in 1997. Based in Washington DC, it has been the leading adversary of human trafficking on Capitol Hill.

Beauty From Ashes
Based in Fort Myers, FL, it provides shelter and rehabilitation of sex trafficking victims in Florida. This is a great organization that gets people involved in combatting sexual slavery.

Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking
Based in Los Angeles, CA where most Asians and Latin Americans are smuggled in for unpaid domestic and farm work. Remember the Chinese railroad workers of the early 20th century. Well, that kind of slavery still exists in the farms and vineyards of the great state of California. CAST has recently joined forces with the Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles to help eradicate human trafficking in and through Mexico. Love the work they do in Los Angeles where there are many hidden slaves.
Part of the larger organization, it provides the latest news on human trafficking and modern slavery. You can also organize an online petition for social change through this Web site.

DNA Foundation
Founded by the famous celebrity couple Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher, they provide the glitz and glamour of Hollywood in the fight against sex slavery. Demi Moore was just interviewed by Anderson Cooper of the CNN show AC360 about her recent trip to Haiti. She discussed the horrible restavek system that enslaves children to housework, beatings, humiliation and even sexual exploitations.

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