Domestic Violence

Written by: Felicia George from Set Free Monterey Bay, a partner organization.  I’m a mom of four and a human trafficking awareness and safety educator. My kiddos span the spectrum of tween to young adult. Raising kids now is not what I remember from childhood. We’re living in a rapidly changing society that seems to have technology at its center. […]
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Is there a link between pornography and human trafficking?  Pornography is like a big bag filled with many different kinds of poisonous snakes.  According to Fight the New Drug, in 2015, 4.3 billion hours of pornography was watched on a single website (Pornhub). 88% of this pornography depicts violence accompanying sex acts. And watching pornography has been shown to increase […]
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Myth: Environmental disasters aren’t linked to human trafficking. Truth: Environmental disasters, like drought, floods, fires, and climate change create vulnerable situations which may lead to trafficking. Imagine: Your family is experiencing a natural disaster and are unable to return home because it is no longer safe to do so. As you are leaving your home you take only what you […]
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Last month in Yakima, Washington, a woman was arrested for trafficking her 15-year-old daughter for sex in order to purchase drugs.* This occurs too frequently. How could a mother end up this way? What’s in the mind and hearts of men who buy sex from 15-year-olds? The mother and daughter were working together – what?!  This all too frequent situation conveys […]
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Jesus suffered and died. Theologically this is our foundation. His suffering and death are the means to our salvation.  Jesus is our redeemer. This word is used a great deal. In Hebrew, the word for redeemer, gō’ēl, is a kinsman protector, a family member who is powerful and works to protect the family. (5) Think of Jesus as a brother, who […]
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In these uncertain times, we realize that many of you may be suffering. The COVID-19 virus has disrupted the normalcy of our lives and our world. If you are not suffering directly, you may be burdened by the suffering of your neighbors, friends, community members, and others around the world. Sadly, the vulnerable are even more vulnerable under the pressures […]
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Does domestic violence intersect with human trafficking? Absolutely.   According to the 2009 Department of State Trafficking in Person Report, almost 70% of adult female survivors of human trafficking experienced domestic violence before they were trafficked. People who are experiencing intimate partner violence may decide to escape the abuse by leaving their home and community – but their choice for survival […]
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