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TRAFFICK CIRCLE PART III: VULNERABLE VICTIMS

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By: Ginger Kadlec: 4UrKids™
Here in my Midwestern hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana, a 15-year-old girl responded to a job posting in a Spanish language newspaper for a maid's position at a downtown hotel.  Arriving at the hotel for her interview, she was greeted by two men she thought to be hotel personnel. The men spoke with her for a bit, then proceeded to show her to one of the hotel rooms she would be cleaning... that's when her nightmare began.  For 48-hours, she was held against her will and forced to perform sexual acts with a barrage of men, one after the other. Finally, the two men left and she was able to run back to her home. She told her mom what happened and her mom immediately took her to the emergency room. Having been raped multiple times, she was severely injured, both physically and psychologically. At the ER, her concerned doctor promptly notified the police. The police arrived at the hotel within two hours after the young girl escaped, but these traffickers w…

TRAFFICK CIRCLE PART II: JOHNS

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By: Ginger Kadlec: 4UrKids™
The law of supply and demand are at the heart of any business's success or failure. That law also holds true in the global criminal industry of human trafficking. Without demand for human labor or sex, there would be no need to establish supply.
The focus of this blog is on the consumer at the heart of the illegal sex trade, those who drive the demand for commercial sex. Those consumers are commonly referred to as "johns".
So, where does someone go to buy sex? In addition to street prostitution, there is often a front business johns go through to purchase illegal commercial sex. Such businesses can include escort and massage services, private dancing, drinking and photographic clubs, major sporting and recreational events (including the Super Bowl), major cultural events, conventions, and tourist destinations. Johns can also make appointments online to hook-up with prostitutes via sites such as Craig's List or Backpage.com.
So, who are johns? …

TRAFFICK CIRCLE PART I: RECRUITERS

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This post was written by Ginger Kadlec: 4UrKids™

What is now the second largest and fastest growing criminal industry in the world, human trafficking is a vicious circle... victims who enter this dark and violent underworld find it dangerous and nearly impossible to escape. That's because it's big business. Human (labor and sex) trafficking generates over $32 billion globally each year. And those who profit from it will do virtually anything to keep their money stream flowing.

To better understand how the traffick circle works, it's important to first meet the key players in the circle:
1) RECRUITERS:Recruiters can be ANYBODY -- a 'boyfriend', a neighbor, a friendly person (male or female) a runaway may meet on the street or even a family member. Recruiters gain the trust of or even blackmail potential victims to then sell them into labor or sex. Recruiters and traffickers can actually be the same person.
2) TRAFFICKERS:A trafficker is anyone who is in control of a vic…

8 THINGS EVERY GIRL SHOULD KNOW HOW TO DO

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There are so many things that I thought of adding to the list but I’ve decided to only include those that I personally believe to be the most empowering and life-changing. If you can already do some (or all) of these than you are definitely empowered and should start teaching other girls and women how to do them too!
1. Self defense When you find yourself in a dangerous situation knowing how to defend yourself so you can get away is critical. If you don’t have the money to afford or can’t find a local self defense trainer this shouldn’t stop you. The internet is full of articles, guides and videos on self defense training – watch and read these, they could save your life! Then get together with some friends or a sibling and practice these moves (without actually hurting each other).

2. Perform basic first aid