Archive for the ‘Trafficking’ Category

Sexual Exploitation of Children in Japan

Dear Friends for Life:   The current population of Japan is a little over 127 million, of which approximately 25 million are children under the age of 18. According to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, a child is defined as anyone under the age of 18. Japan is a major destination, source, and transit country for children subjected to sex trafficking and sexual exploitation. Continue reading

Devasting Consequences For 15 Million Girls

001Dear Friends for Life:  Wow! Can you imagine girl-child(ren) forced into marriage, the psychological fear, the unspeakable suffering, the small bodies not fully developed yet to give birth and the limited mental capacity to comprehend what is happening. This my friends is the latest violent attack against small girls and the world stands silent. Continue reading

Unimaginable Horror: selling aborted baby parts

-1Dear Friends for Life:   Every year, Planned Parenthood receives over $500 million of U.S. taxpayer money to fund abortions. To this, it has recently been revealed that more money is made selling aborted baby parts. That’s right! Planned Parenthood not only terminates the lives of unborn babies but they also sell aborted body parts for additional profit. Continue reading

New Cyber Trend in Human Trafficking

Dear Friends for Life:   Recently, a new wave of human trafficking has come cybersexto light. Yes, it’s a growing billion-dollar child-porn-industry which relies on the internet to prey on vulnerable children, beginning at an early age and extending into early teen years. New Cyber Trend in Human Trafficking is creating worldwide alarm. What is it? Cyber-sex is the use of children in live performances over the internet for paying customers. It is the perfect 21st century crime without borders, making it difficult to stop. Continue reading

To the Highest Bidder

box(1)Dear Friends for Life:   I mentioned in a previous article that surrogacy was a crack in a wall which would eventually break open into a huge, evil, slippery slope. It’s happening faster than anticipated. LifeNews.com recently posted an article “Surrogacy Firms are Selling ‘Extra’ Babies on the Black Market to the Highest Bidder”. Continue reading

21st Century Asian Slaves

Dear Friends for Life:  The crisis of health of trafficking victims in Southeast Asia deepens as a recent study finds victims badly abused. The research discovered that people caught in trafficking suffer beatings, neglect and severe health problems no matter where they end up working. Continue reading

“Invisible Chains”

international copy-1Dear Friends for Life:  The First “International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking” will be celebrated throughout the world on February 8, 2015. The day is intended to raise greater public awareness and encourage reflection and action on the violence and injustice that impact victims of human trafficking. Continue reading

Surrogacy in Illegal Human Trafficking

Surrogacy-IndustryDear Friends for Life:   It’s a fact that surrogacy is on the rise. At the heart of this current issue, we must choose between competing visions of a woman and her body. Shall we uncritically submit to the demands of individual liberty no matter what the social cost? Or shall we agree that there are limits to individual freedom when others are vulnerable and weak? Continue reading

Just to be aware

Dear Friends for Life

Human-trafficking-modern-slaveryHumanTrafSJust read an article about sex trafficking happening in our backyard in Free Malaysia Today News. 56% of trafficking cases occur in Asia and 161 countries are guilty of being involved in this illicit activity. Sex trafficking – one type of human trafficking – introduces a form of modern day slavery which exploits mostly women and children, but also includes men and boys. Continue reading

The (hopefully) Unforgotten

filipino-comfort-women-ap 20130313_seoulbeats_comfortwomenDear Friends For Life:    In April of this year, Pope Francis condemned human trafficking, calling it a crime against humanity. Today female prostitution comprises 70% of human trafficking, a multi-billion-dollar industry. During World War II prostitutes were labeled as “comfort women” in the East. Over 200,000 women, mostly from Korea but also from China, Indonesia, the Philippines and Taiwan, served Japanese soldiers in “comfort stations”. Continue reading