Interview With Ruth Jacobs, Author and Anti-Trafficking Activist

interview with Ruth Jacobs, author of “Soul Destruction” and anti-trafficking activist

Bipolar For Life

I’m excited to have a guest on board here at Bipolar For Life:  Ruth Jacobs, author of the upcoming best-selling novel series Soul Destruction.  Part one of the series, Soul Destruction: Unforgivable, will be released worldwide on April 29, 2013.

Ruth Jacobs no border

Soul Survivor: Ruth’s gritty, hard-hitting novel features a more-or-less close-knit group of friends who have at least two things in common: drugs, and prostitution.  So what is this book doing on my blog, which tries its best to stay focused on mental health and child abuse issues?  Probably because this group of tough customers has more than just two things in common.

Let’s read a passage from Soul Destruction: Unforgivable, and then we can ask Ruth to help us understand.

Aunt Elsie made tea and they sat on their usual white stools at the white, plastic table in the kitchen. Elsie, as always, sat facing…

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Corporate initiative can play a major role in anti-trafficking movement

Global business coalition against human trafficking, reblogging from News on Modern Day Slavery

News on Modern Day Slavery

Convincing policymakers is a constant struggle for most not-for-profit organisation. Years of relationship building and grassroots work are usually required. Not so for the Global business coalition against human trafficking (gBCAT). President Barack Obama spoke about it from the podium of the Clinton Global Initiative soon after the coalition was formed.

Why the ringing endorsement? Partly, because of the seriousness of the issue. Human trafficking is the ugly side of today’s global trade networks. Affecting an estimated 2.5 million people per year, its market value has been put at $32bn (£21bn) – making it the second most lucrative criminal activity after drug running.

The gBCAT is a business-only coalition that counts some of the world’s largest corporations among its founders, including Coca-Cola, ExxonMobil, Ford, Microsoft and ManpowerGroup. Collectively, they pack a serious punch.

“NGOs and governments are very passionate about it [fighting trafficking], but until corporate America gets behind this…

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