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  • Modern Day Slavery and Health

    Not surprisingly, slavery is extremely hazardous to human health and life.  Many children who are trafficked into slavery do not survive to adulthood.

    Sex Trafficking and Health:

    For people enslaved for sexual exploitation, major health concerns include HIV/AIDS and other STDs, Tuberculosis, malnutrition and traumatic injuries such as burns and scarring resulting from physical abuse and violence. 

  • If you Call and No One Answers

    If you call and no one answers, go anyway”    Ravindranath Tagore


    While visiting tribal village prevention programs this past February, the volunteers also toured the town of Shantineketan, which is the birthplace of Ravindranath Tagore, renowned Bengali poet and advocate for social change.

    Several of the volunteers commented on the fact that it is a refreshing change for them to be in the company of others who share their passion for fighting slavery, and to be able to speak freely about all aspects of the issue.  Back home, slavery and human trafficking are often difficult topics for their friends to discuss.  ‘It’s not exactly popular dinner conversation,’ the volunteers agree.  As Becky Bavinger (former India Program Director) used to say, ‘talking about my work is  a real game-killer!

  • Since India

    I am excited to share that I have signed on to be a regular guest blogger for Made By Survivors! I volunteered over a month ago (has it really been that long?) and journeyed to Kolkata, West Bengal in India to help out in a couple of the shelters that MBS sponsors. I was six weeks pregnant at the time, and unfortunately, morning sickness decided to make it's first appearance while I was there. As it turns out, the baby growing inside of me is not a fan of Indian food. I ended up having to come home a week early. It was an amazing trip.

  • Volunteer trip insipres birth of Flathead Abolitionist Movement

    I've been waiting for some direct intervention and inspiration to begin  writing this blog for TEN, but  I think I'd better get going with it before yet another year passes!

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