A major statutory inquiry into historical institutional abuse in Northern Ireland has issued an appeal for victims and survivors now living in Great Britain, Australia, Canada and the United States to come forward.
Before he died, however, Robbie said he wanted to protect other innocent victims from the depraved monster responsible for his then-imminent death. In a video taken at his deathbed, Robbie named his attacker.
David Shurter blogs about CEOs of four ritual abuse survivor organizations joining forces with Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Kevin Annett…
- physical, sexual, verbal abuse
- physical and emotional neglect
- a parent who’s an alcoholic (or addicted to other drugs) or diagnosed with a mental illness
- witnessing a mother who experiences abuse
- losing a parent to abandonment or divorce
- a family member in jail
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. On the University of Arizona campus we intensify our constant efforts to raise awareness of not only sexual violence but of the overall rape culture that supports such violence. Rape culture refers to the manner in which prevalent attitudes, norms, practices, and media condone, normalize, excuse, or encourage sexualized violence. These attitudes often take the form of victim blaming.
Just last week we held our Take Back the Night march and rally. With music, speakers, a resource fair, and an open mike survivor speak out, this was a moving and powerful event. I was so proud of all the survivors who spoke their truth and of the audience that held them with such compassion and support. It was truly an empowering and remarkable evening.
In the midst of this, we encountered a reminder of why we do what we do. A specific example of
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Dreadful to read about this pornography ring
- https://tellaboutabuse.wordpress.com/2013/04/15/technology-and-child-abuse/ Technology and child abuse
- https://tellaboutabuse.wordpress.com/2013/04/13/more-than-20-arrested-on-ga-prostitution-charges/ More than 20 arrested in GA on child exploitation and prostitution charges
- https://tellaboutabuse.wordpress.com/2013/04/10/the-ricki-lake-show-stolen-childhoods-failure-to-protect-institutional-response-to-child-sexual-abuse-ritual-crimes-in-africa/ The Riciki Lake Show: Stolen Childhoods
- https://tellaboutabuse.wordpress.com/2013/04/12/utah-massage-parlor-owner-to-stand-trial-for-alleged-sex-trafficking/ Utah massage parlor owner to stand ritual for human trafficking
- https://tellaboutabuse.wordpress.com/2013/04/04/childhood-abuse-and-dissociative-disorders/ Child Abuse and Dissociative Disorders
- https://tellaboutabuse.wordpress.com/2013/04/16/ritual-abuse-media-lies/ Ritual Abuse: Convictions and Evidence the media hide and deny
- https://tellaboutabuse.wordpress.com/2013/04/10/the-ricki-lake-show-stolen-childhoods-failure-to-protect-institutional-response-to-child-sexual-abuse-ritual-crimes-in-africa/ The Ricki Lake show – Stolen Childhoods
- https://tellaboutabuse.wordpress.com/2013/04/04/what-about-bob-an-abusers-tactics-named-and-exposed/ What about Bob? An Abuser’s Tactics Named and Exposed
An extract from an excellent blog post http://davidshurter.com/?p=2670
The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan is an excellent documentary.
It disturbs me that many people associate human trafficking and the sex trade just with women, as it extends far beyond that, and is much seedier than most would like to consider. In a previous video I posted entitled “Boys for Sale”, it shows the propensity that many pedophiles have for the flesh of young boys, and how vast this extends, at least in Houston in the 80s. There is also another documentary called “Conspiracy of Silence” which shows the problems that were experienced here in Omaha during the bilking of 40 million dollars from the Franklin Credit Union. When you factor in groups such as NAMBLA (the North American Man Boy Love Association), whose motto is “sex before eight or it is too late”, and pedophile groups like that of “Dreamboard”, which has been found to be in existence decades before the internet, one must wonder why all of this has been allowed to exist openly in the public eye.
I just attended a program on human trafficking in Nebraska, and the key speaker spoke of two films- one a Frontline documentary entitled “The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan”, and another called “The Whisleblower” which depicts the speaker’s experiences coming forward and reporting that American government contractors are heavily involved with the human trafficking trade abroad. The problem that I had with this presentation is that while human trafficking is a huge problem for third world countries, it is also very prevalent and ongoing in the United States as well, and local law officials in the States are about as eager to investigate and prosecute these criminals as Afghanistan is, which is a really sad take on America if you ask me.
Young boys were a focal point in the events that took place here in Omaha, NE- in the center of the United States, here in the 80′s and early 90s, as well as being in Houston- where “Boys for Sale” was filmed. These are just two places in America that this was a problem- and yet over and over it is viewed as an issue for women in third world countries. This HAS TO BE FOR A REASON! Defying logic and what is known about the issues here in the States, depicting this problem as it has been is misleading and one must wonder why our media doesn’t spend more time investigating and reporting the facts of the matter rather than leading society to believe that it is only poor countries that have this problem.
- The Connection of Child Trafficking in Texas and Nebraska in the 1980s (davidshurter.com)
- The Conspiracy of Silence (youtube.com)
- The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan (youtube.com)
Human Trafficking in the US: Breaking news – legislation, crime & awareness (tellaboutabuse.wordpress.com)
- Human trafficking victims will no longer be prosecuted, say police (tellaboutabuse.wordpress.com)
- Brownback signs human trafficking law (cjonline.com)
- Sex Trafficking Statistics Where are the Child Victims? (humantraffickingstatistics.wordpress.com)
- City In Focus: Amsterdam (gbpan.wordpress.com)
- Ritual Abuse: Convictions and Evidence the media hide and deny (tellaboutabuse.wordpress.com)
reblogging – Public Petitions Committee and Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Month
Young girls forced into prostitution as a result of trafficking
Utah massage parlor owner to stand trial for alleged sex trafficking.
Human Trafficking: happening in the United States
Did you know that human trafficking claims more than 27 million people around the world today?
Between January 2008 and June 2010, 2,515 nationwide incidents of human trafficking were recorded, approximately 40 percent of which were children. The average age for entry into prostitution is between 12 – 14.
A girl ages 13, escaped from trafficker and helped the police trace find other underage victims. The Bakersfield police have now charged a 22-year-old with human trafficking of a minor and attempt pandering of a minor.
New York/North Carolina
Man pleased guilty to sex trafficking women in New York state.
North Carolina trial begins for human trafficking and the rape and killing of a 5-year-old girl.
Bloggers Against Social Injustice held Freedom Walk Buffalo on Saturday to raise awareness about human trafficking around the world, especially its presence in Buffalo.
Anna Beard speaks of her own experience of sex trafficking, having been tricked into modelling for an older man as part of what he claimed was “an art project”.
Read about the event and Anna’s story here:
A legislative bill was signed into law will help victims of human trafficking. It takes effect on July 1.
Attorney General Gary King, who is part of a team prosecuting human traffickers, said “You know we want to continue to improve our efforts in New Mexico – both our efforts as law enforcement but also our efforts to reach out to the public and get them to recognize human trafficking as a crime and particularly to help us identify the victims, because victims of human trafficking don’t self-identify. They’re normally afraid to go to the police and so we have to search a little bit harder for those victims to get them out of their situations.”
A missing Aurora teen has been found in California, but parents worry she may sex trafficking victim after two other missing Colorado women also created online modeling profiles.
Law enforcement has said they are considering the missing womens’ modeling aspirations in their investigations, but have not linked the online profiles to any of the disappearances.
A new campaign called “Gentlemen Don’t John” is pushing men of color to speak about the realities of sex trafficking. 9“John” is a commonly used term to identify men who solicit prostitutes.
When the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity begin their Las Vegas Conference next week, they will be increasing their awareness of sex trafficking within the Black community, with help a San Diego-based non-profit organization.
The non-profit ministry is Vision Beyond Borders, is teaming up with Billings church, Word of life, in an attempt to prevent women and children being sold on the streets.
Ohio lawmaker Teresa Fedor says she expects to introduce new legislation in the next few days to help reduce sex trafficking especially for minors.
Read here about what the new legislation will cover:
The Michigan Attorney General has announced the creation of Michigan’s first human trafficking commission.
Michigan may have as many as 112 to 115 victims of human trafficking per month. Find out how victims are lured into human trafficking.
New Mexico State University students will hold a human trafficking awareness event on the morning of April 27 at the Farmers and Crafts Market.
The Polaris Project estimated that 244,000 American children and youth were at risk of child sexual exploitation, including commercial sex exploitation, in 2000.
This event will increase awareness of Human Trafficking, which is often known as Modern-Day Slavery.
- Kansas on brink of enacting human trafficking law inspired by Wichita programs (kansas.com)
- How human trafficking happens all around us (northcountrypublicradio.org)
- Historic human trafficking trial: Three young girls accused of running prostitution ring (metronews.ca)
- Human trafficking awareness growing (abc4.com)
- The Terror of Human Trafficking Hits Home & It’s Been Here a While; Author Stephen Cummings Helps to Bring Awareness to Human Trafficking in the USA with ‘Lost Sheep’ (prweb.com)
- Human traffickers target aboriginal girls, women (sott.net)