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DON’T BE OBLIVIOUS

By the time you’ve watched this video another young person, somewhere in the world, will have been exploited at the hands of human traffickers. If you agree that people shouldn’t be bought and sold, forward the video to your local school or youth group and invite them to take part in START FREEDOM.

source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLuqUpu6cYO

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Jessica Foster & Friends

Nightmare in Vegas The Missing

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Haitian ‘Orphans’ at risk for trafficking

Before the quake, nearly a quarter of a million children were traded by their parents in exchange for school tuition, while a further third of a million were simply discarded and lived in orphanages. Now, experts fear, they may be sold by the thousands.
As the desperation for food and water in Haiti goes into free fall, experts warn that children may be sold or exchanged for goods. Footage from the BBC illustrates just how the situation is deteriorating. Western governments moved this week to gear up adoptions that were in process prior to January 12. Soon to be adopted children were air-lifted to the Netherlands, France, Canada, and other points north and in Europe.
US Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano, has stated that Haitian children will be allowed into the US for medical attention under a fast track visa process. The arch-diocese of Miami has proposed a 1960’s-style airlift of orphans, to be connected with the large Haitian community in that city.
But in the rush to move children from Haiti into homes abroad, children’s rights organizations like the Joint Council on International Children’s Services, warn this could lead to a surge in trafficking. Paper work and documents for orphans were lost in the quake, and in a country where children were being sold for school tuition even before the disaster, they warn that documents will be forged or waived and transform expedited visas into yet another venue for the sale of children by their parents.

source: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/285978

James Todd twin brother of Peter Todd: The Jessica Foster Case

James A Todd
About me: I am super excited to be a father. Oh how my life has changed. March 23rd is going to be a great day.
Information
Networks:
E. Michigan Alum ’03
Relationship Status:
Married to Leigh Wilson Todd

James A Todd

Basic Information

Networks:
E. Michigan Alum ’03
Sex:
Male
Relationship Status:
Married to Leigh Wilson Todd
Looking For:
Friendship
Networking

Contact Information

Education and Work

Grad School:
College:
High School:
Employer:
Clark County School District
Position:
PE Educator
Time Period:
January 2004 – Present
Location:
Las Vegas, NV
Description:
I teach and coach sports
JESSICA FOSTER & PETER TODD HOW CAN YOU LIVE IN THE SAME HOUSE AND NOT KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE HOUSE. JAMES TODD IS PETER TODD’S TWIN BROTHER. HE LIVED IN THE SAME HOUSE AS JESSICA FOSTER AND PETER TODD. HE KNOWS ABOUT JESSICA AND WHERE SHE WAS TAKEN ALSO POSSIBLY WHO TOOK HER! WELL HE’S GETTING READY TO HAVE A CHILD OF HIS OWN.  LETS SEE HOW HE FEELS THEN. HOPEFULLY IT WILL BE A LITTLE GIRL THEN HE CAN WORRY ABOUT IF OR WHEN SHE MAYBE TAKEN AND TRAFFICKED INTO THE SEX TRADE. THIS IS HIS PROFILE FROM MYSPACE, I THINK IT’S KIND OF IRONIC HOW HE CAN’T WAIT UNTIL  MARCH 23RD,2010.  JESSICA HAS BEEN MISSING SINCE MARCH 2006.

THERE ARE SO MANY CHARACTER’S INVOLVED IN THIS. THERE’S PETER TODD, HIS ESTRANGED WIFE TRISH M. TODD. YOU’VE GOT YVONNE HUBRECHTSEN WHO RECRUITS  ALSO PLAYED OFF TO BE JESSICA’S FRIEND. LETS NOT FORGET DONALD VAZ WHO WELL PLAYED JESSE’S  FRIEND. WHO WE NOW KNOW IS A HUMAN SEX  TRAFFICKER. OTHER CHARACTER’S LIKE CHRISTINA PENA, EDDIE (AKA)  EZ, & DAMU. ALL OF THESE GUYS ARE CLOSE FRIENDS OF PETER TODD’S AND ARE VERY INFORMED ABOUT JESSICA EDITH LOUISE FOSTER.

April 2005
Traveled to U.S.

May 2005
Moved to Las Vegas

November 2005
Jessie returned to Kamloops B.C., picked up her car and drove to Calgary to visit family.Jessie returned to Kamloops and stayed with her Mother until the morning of December 25, 2005.

December 2005
On December 25th, 2005 Jessie flew back to Las Vegas, Nevada.

March 24, 2006
Jessie spoke with her Mother 2 times on the telephone.

March 27, 2006
Jessie visited a dentist to have a wisdom tooth extracted. Prior to doing the procedure the dentist issued a medical pain pill prescription. It is not known who the dentist was or whether Jessie completed the medical procedure as intended. It is known that Jessie had the prescription filled on March 27, 2006.

If you know anything about this or the name of the dentist please report your information through the Contact Us page.

March 27, 2006
Jessie left a voicemail telephone message for her stepmother

March 28, 2006
Spoke to her sister on the phone; last time family heard from her

What happened to Jessie Foster between March 28 and April 03, 2006 and thereafter?

Jessie Foster has not used her cell phone or accessed her bank accounts since March 28,2006.

May 27, 2006
Was Jessie’s 22nd birthday. Jessie’s family did not hear from her on her birthday.

If you have seen Jessie Foster and have any information that may help us locate Jessie Foster please report your information through the Contact Us page.

http://findjessiefoster.com/index.html

  • PETER TODD
  • peter
  • Peter Todd’s House
  • peterhouse
    1009 Cornerstone Place, North Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

source: http://jessiefosterismissing.wordpress.com/2007/06/05/last-known-residence-of-jessie-foster/

Tell Choice Hotels to Prevent Child Prostitution in Their Hotels

Choice Hotels has taken a significant and commendable step in the protection of children by agreeing to enter talks with leading child protection organization ECPAT. We will keep you updated on the results of Choice Hotels and ECPAT’s conversation.

Right now, children are falling prey to sex trafficking in American-owned hotels all over the world, and even right here at home. Just last month, 5-year-old Shaniya Davis was sold for sex at a Comfort Inn in North Carolina. The tragedy of Shaniya Davis and the abhorrence of child prostitution are universally acknowledged.  Companies like Choice Hotels, the parent company of the Comfort Inn where Shaniya was sold, have the power to help prevent it.

Choice Hotels can help prevent child prostitution with one simple action: signing the ECPAT Code of Conduct.  More than 900 companies around the world (very few of them from the U.S.) have been willing to take this simple, effective action.  Without their commitment to eradicating child sex trafficking, American-owned hotels are signally their indifference to the plight of children.

You can take action to prevent child prostitution by sending a letter to Choice Hotels CEO Steve Joyce, telling him to sign the ECPAT Code of Conduct and commit to preventing child sex tourism in Choice Hotel hotels.

source: http://humantrafficking.change.org/actions/view/tell_choice_hotels_to_prevent_child_prostitution_in_their_hotels

Indian Workers Sold Like Animals in Saudi Arabia

Earlier this month The Times of India published a story about an Indian worker, Habib Hussein who escaped Saudi Arabia after months of abuse.

Hussein sold his lands in India to pay for the agent who brought him into Saudi Arabia in the hope of earning a better living for his family. At first, he was forced to graze goats during the day and work as a cleaner at an airport during the night. He worked for 14-18 hours per day without receiving any money. Afterward, Hussein was sold, along with other Indian workers to a sponsorship agent in Medina. There he worked for over 15 hours per day.

Hussein described a modern-day slavery system: “Indian labour is sold in Saudi like cattle and thousands of Indians from UP and Bengal are suffering there. They are helpless without their passports”.

Hussein survived on money of tips he received for helping visitors coming into Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj. For six months he ate nothing but one meal per day. He desperately wanted to return to his family and pregnant wife and from the little money he earned from tips he saved up enough so that he can buy a plane ticket. However, his passport was held by his sponsor and whenever he asked for it back he was “kicked and thrashed” by the employer.

Unable to exit the country legally, Hussein hid in the bathroom of an Air India flight and was able to return home that way.

source: http://tinyurl.com/yh9rren

Group sets goal to free six child slaves

A group of CCCHS students gathered Monday morning to do something about child slavery and set a goal to raise enough to free six child slaves.

The students have put on red tags that say “SOLD” on their back packs to represent that one out of twelve children in the world is either working as a labor slave or has been sold into slavery as a sex slave. They’ve also started collecting money at cans placed at the school’s English classes and are selling T-shirts for $10.

“We got you out of class today because a group of us believe we can change the world,” Krista Wiss told a bunch of high school students Monday.

That group of students attended a seminar in Tennessee that talked about sex trafficking and child labor, Wiss said. That inspired them to get on board with Loose Change to Loosen Chains, an umbrella organization that’s part of the International Justice Mission.

“We wanted to get involved and help those who can’t help themselves,” said Brielle Lund, part of the group that attended the seminar.

Slavery just isn’t an overseas issue, but one that’s closer to home than you think, Wiss said. Human trafficking occurs at brothels in New Orleans and as close as Wichita, she said.

“Girls as young as 5, their families sell them into slavery to pay their bills,” Wiss said. “Little kids — think about when you were a little kid, did you watch Tom and Jerry and get on the couch and eat your cereal? These little kids don’t get to do that. They work seven days a week dawn to night, so they don’t do anything.”

There are more slaves in the world today than there ever were, 27 million of them, Morgan Bradford said, although slavery is not all that common in the US, so Americans tend not to think much about it, she said.

“Us Americans have a big influence on the rest of the world,” Bradford said. “Just because we don’t know about slavery doesn’t mean we can’t do something about it.”
The average age of prostitution is 10-14, the students said.

“Think about that,” Bradford said, “middle schoolers being forced to have sex with people.

The price of freedom is about $500 for the paperwork and support service needed to free a labor slave and twice that much for a sex slave. The students have set a goal to free four labor slaves and two sex slaves, for which they will need $4,000.

The students are working with a few church groups on this effort, including the youth group at Evangelical Covenant Church.


source: http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=20402137&BRD=1160&PAG=461&dept_id=190958&rfi=6

Literary Happenings: ‘Sold’ reveals humanity, both good and bad

Kidnapping. Human trafficking. The sex trade. Not the typical subjects of a children’s book. But Patricia McCormick has crafted a beautifully poignant young adult novel that captures it all in “Sold” (Hyperion; $16).

“Sold” begins in Nepal in the mountain village of 13-year-old Lakshmi. Although poor by any standard, Lakshmi takes hope in the bountiful love of her Ama, laughs at the playfulness of her speckled goat Tali, relishes the glory of rain on her face after a drought and exchanges shy glances with Krishna, the boy with the sleepy cat eyes whom she hopes one day to marry.

But Lakshmi’s world changes completely when her stepfather pays a colorfully dressed Indian stranger from the city to take her away.

Beaten, drugged and raped, Lakshmi quickly discovers she is to service numerous men nightly in a large room with half a dozen other victims, separated only by a thin curtain around her rope bed.

Written in spare, first-person vignettes, McCormick’s book draws readers into Lakshmi’s new life with great sensitivity.

The young girl’s story comes to a climax when she meets an American customer who holds out the hope of escape.

Thought-provoking, culturally authentic and beautifully heart-breaking, “Sold” puts an individual face on an epidemic of global proportions. A National Book Award finalist, it’s an excellent choice for any book group.

source: http://www.vcstar.com/news/2009/dec/26/sold-reveals-humanity-both-good-and-bad/

Published in: on December 27, 2009 at 10:21 am  Leave a Comment  
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Tell Choice Hotels to Prevent Child Prostitution in Their Hotels

Update: Choice Hotels has taken a significant and commendable step in the protection of children by agreeing to enter talks with leading child protection organization ECPAT. We will keep you updated on the results of Choice Hotels and ECPAT’s conversation.

Right now, children are falling prey to sex trafficking in American-owned hotels all over the world, and even right here at home. Just last month, 5-year-old Shaniya Davis was sold for sex at a Comfort Inn in North Carolina. The tragedy of Shaniya Davis and the abhorrence of child prostitution are universally acknowledged. Companies like Choice Hotels, the parent company of the Comfort Inn where Shaniya was sold, have the power to help prevent it.

Choice Hotels can help prevent child prostitution with one simple action: signing the ECPAT Code of Conduct. More than 900 companies around the world (very few of them from the U.S.) have been willing to take this simple, effective action. Without their commitment to eradicating child sex trafficking, American-owned hotels are signally their indifference to the plight of children.

You can take action to prevent child prostitution by sending a letter to Choice Hotels CEO Steve Joyce, telling him to sign the ECPAT Code of Conduct and commit to preventing child sex tourism in Choice Hotel hotels.

source: http://humantrafficking.change.org/actions/view/tell_choice_hotels_to_prevent_child_prostitution_in_their_hotels

Published in: on December 24, 2009 at 7:39 am  Leave a Comment  
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