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Today, the world acknowledges the scourge of human trafficking.  But what is it exactly?   Human trafficking involves the act of recruiting, transporting, transferring, harboring or receiving a person through the use of force, deception or other means for the purpose of exploiting them.  And more often than not, girls and women are the subjects. 

World Vision has been fighting against this most heinous form of violence for decades.  Our approach focuses on the children.  Providing safe spaces, teaching children about their rights and alternatives to falling into the same traps their mothers did.

ENDING SECOND GENERATION TRAFFICKING in the red-light district of West Bengal, India.  One girl at a time.

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This is Latika*, a 35-year old woman, mother, and sex worker.  Her 14-year-old daughter, Riya*, is fighting hard against becoming another girl on the street for men to take advantage of.  Here is their story, told by World Vision's Neola D'souza...

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ADD YOUR VOICE to help end violence against women and girls around the world.

The International Violence Against Women Act (S. 2120) aims to take effective action to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls around the world as a matter of basic human rights.

In some countries, as many as 70% of women will experience violence in their lifetimes.  We cannot stand by and watch.  

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ENGAGE YOUR NETWORKS on these important issues.

Upcoming Dates:

October 11: Int'l Day of the Girl
November 25: Int'l Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
December 1: World AIDS Day 
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