Real Women Now

The fall of #Backpage has altered the marketplace of online sex trafficking.  This happened days before the recent #FOSTA #SESTA legislation was signed into federal law. It has been a great victory for all who work every day to #endtrafficking.

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However, the demand for anonymous, impersonal, object-driven sex remains, and so the fight continues. The Village A-Team discovered a site that provides a glimpse of the human side of the women that have survived this life. The narrative and the videos reveal how these women really think and feel about their exploitation, and the tragic impact it has on them.

These videos are targeted at the men that have bought or are considering buying women for sex. It is an important message that breaks down the myth that women freely choose this life that is so prevalent in America today.

Caution: These videos are for mature viewers only. 

To see one of these powerful and amazing videos posted there, click below. For the full site, go to Real Women Now

 

Who buys a child for sex trafficking? Otherwise ordinary men.

This is the first of 10 columns in the EXPLOITED series, which explores the cultural and economic forces that contribute to commercial sexual exploitation.

On the day she met Marcus Thompson, the girl later told the FBI, she had been ready to leap from a bridge to end her life.

She was only 15, pregnant and alone on the streets.

And in this wounded child, Thompson saw a means to make money. He promised that if she left her small Illinois town with him, he would make her a model. Grasping for hope, she climbed into his truck.

But the promise was a lie.

To read more,  go to the USA Today article posted here:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/nation-now/2018/01/30/sex-trafficking-column/1073459001/

Resource Drive

Anti-Trafficking action opportunity

Law enforcement and survivor support groups are in constant need of donated smart phones and gift cards ($5-25) to give to trafficking survivors. The survivors phones are taken as evidence and they have food and clothing needs.

For all of October & November, Village’s Anti-Trafficking team will be collecting these items at the Information Counter in the Sanctuary Lobby before and after all worship services.  Consider donating your used smart phone instead of trading it in when you upgrade (smart phones only; please reset your phone to factory settings before donating).  Questions?  Contact Insil Kang

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