Thursday, May 15, 2008

Bloggers Unite: Human Trafficking & Why Christian Fiction Matters

OK. I'm blogging a lot today. This is a high traffic day and Bloggers Unite for Human Rights Day. Bloggers around the world are challenging each other to use our blogs to draw attention to injustices that affect our human rights. Here at Christian Fiction Blog I speak of Darfur often. Today I want to shed light on another issue close to my heart-human trafficking, particular women trafficking.

Approximately 27 million people have been sold into slavery in our present age. 80% of those slaves are women, shipped as cargo across the world and could be living in our neighborhoods.
  • Last month Former pro-wrestler Harrison "Hardbody" Norris Jr. was sentenced to life in prison for enslaving homeless women in Atlanta. Atlanta people!
  • Human trafficking prosecutions such as this one are a top priority of the
    Department of Justice. In the last seven fiscal years, the Civil Rights
    Division, in conjunction with the U.S. Attorneys' Offices, has increased by
    nearly seven-fold the number of human trafficking cases filed in court as
    compared to the previous seven fiscal years. In FY 2007, the Department
    obtained a record number of convictions in human trafficking prosecutions.
  • Bloggers Unite
  • Other areas hit with Human Trafficking Challenges
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What next? Join the movement. Blog about an issue that affects us all, especially our souls.

now i'm taking a mental break and going back to my book. blogging out. :) Holla!! Follow me on Twitter.

4 comments:

Twinklescrapbooks said...

Hi to a fellow Mommy Fest participant!I am on twitter too (twinklescraps)!
:) tina

Dee S. said...

I don't know if Twitter is down, but I tried to follow you. If I'm not added I will try you again later. Love your blog. And the pictures of the thunderstorm and tornado watch was great! I'm a storm watcher, too.

Connie said...

I wrote my Bloggers Unite post about the same topic. Isn't it an awful thing? Thanks for the info on the book. I'll be looking into that for sure.

puppywriter said...

Dee, thanks for the info. I'm completing a novel which includes the issue of human trafficking. I hope I can find this book. It is appalling. Humanity has not improved or advanced. what evil men do, all for greed. If you have any other resources on this issue please let me know. I'm puppywriter on myspace.com. thanks again. we must make the public aware of the horror and suffering from this. thanks. pgk

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