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105: What You Need to Know About Statistics

On this episode of the Ending Human Trafficking Podcast, GCWJ Director Sandra Morgan and Board Member Dave Stachowiak discuss how statistics should be perceived as within the issue of ending human trafficking. There is a push for data driven decision making when discussing and combating human trafficking. How and what data is being used in the agenda to fight human trafficking? The Washington Post addresses how data driven decision making is impacted, how it is arrived, and what data is being used. Glenn Kessler, the Washington Post Fact-Checker, raises the question about the agenda to fight human trafficking in an article entitled, “The false claim that human trafficking is a ’9.5 billion business’ in the United States“. Kessler is drawing attention to how these statistics in arrived at and how it has made it’s way into the legislative floor in Washington D.C. Statistics becomes a complicated issue within the area of trafficking and individuals need to be careful about using statistics that are reliable and trustworthy.

In a 2008 report released by Crimes Against Children Research Center called, “How Many Juveniles Are Involved in Prostitution in the U.S.?”, it provides educated guesses or extrapolations of the number of statistics of juvenile prostitutes but the report cautions and advices in bold letters to not cite these numbers. The use of statistics must be used with caution and accuracy because it can at times hurt the argument in the fight to end human trafficking.

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Resources:

Washington Post: The false claim that human trafficking is a ’9.5 billion business’ in the United States

Crimes Against Children Research Center Report: How Many Juveniles Are Involved in Prostitution in the U.S.?

Covenant House Report: Homeless, Sexual Sex and Human Trafficking

Orange County Human Trafficking Taskforce

Podcast 15: Homelessness and Human Trafficking – How They Connect

Podcast 41: Preventing Trafficking by Preventing Homelessness

Child Abuse Statistics in Orange County

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Christians for Biblical Equality Conference in L.A.

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“Becoming New: Man and Woman Together in Christ”

 

Interested in learning more about evangelical biblical equality? Christians for Biblical Equality (CBE) will be hosting their 2015 international conference in L.A. this July. The theme of the conference is based on verse 2 Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore, if anyone in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” (TNIV).

Established in 1988, CBE has been an advocate from its beginnings for biblical justice and community that sees men and women share leadership and authority equally. This year’s conference will focus on issues central to CBE— breaking down prejudices and gender barriers in the home, church, and world. Learn from dynamic, multi-ethnic and diverse aged speakers, and connect with others passionate about making room for the gifts of both women and men in the church.

Vanguard students and GCWJ Board Members will be in attendance at this year’s conference. Dr. Sandra Morgan, director of the Global Center for Women and Justice, will present in one of the workshops. To view the list of workshops, click here.

The conference is from July 24-26 at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel. There is still time to register for the conference! Register here.

CBE is also offering partial and full scholarships for student based on need. For more information, visit the conference webpage. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

 

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104: The Role of Psychologists: The APA Report on Trafficking of Women and Girls

On this episode of the Ending Human Trafficking Podcast, GCWJ Director Sandra Morgan and Board Member Dave Stachowiak discuss the efforts by the American Psychological Association around trafficking and focus their discussion on an report put out by the APA entitled, “Report of the Task Force on Trafficking of Women and Girls from their Women’s Programs Office in Washington D.C. “

The APA executive summary does a great job in summarizing the many issues of human trafficking with a specific focus and perspective on psychologists. The report discusses the role of the psychologists and provides great recommendations including the need for additional research by psychologist to know more about this issue. Education and training are also important recommendations made in the report. Listen to the podcast to learn more about the other recommendations offered by the APA in this report and the 10 guiding principles.

Recommendations from the Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States:

1. Examine your own assumptions and biases towards at-risk groups (labor or sex trafficking victims)

2. Be culturally sensitive

3. There is no one size fits all approach

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Resources:

Executive Report: APA Report of the Task Force on Trafficking of Women and Girls from their Women’s Programs Office in Washington D.C.

Full Report: APA Report of the Task Force on Trafficking of Women and Girls from their Women’s Programs Office in Washington D.C.

Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States

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103: Labor Trafficking: An Interview with Alameda Deputy District Attorney Dan Roisman [PODCAST]

On this episode of the Human Trafficking podcast, GCWJ Director Sandie Morgan and Board Member Dave Stachowiak welcome Alameda Deputy District Attorney Dan Roisman. Alameda County has been a leader in building the anti-trafficking movement in California. Dan discusses his role within the Consumer and Environmental Protection Division and the issue of labor trafficking in Alameda County. He provides examples of labor trafficking, describes a typical labor trafficking investigation, and why it is so difficult to prosecute labor trafficking. Lastly, Dan discusses how the Supply Chain Transparency Act can help in labor trafficking awareness.

 

Resources: 

National Human Trafficking Resource Center: 1-888-3737-888

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102: Ensure Justice 2015: What You Missed [PODCAST]

During this episode, GCWJ Director Dr. Sandra Morgan and Board Member Dave Stachowiak do a recap of the Ensure Justice 2015. The theme of the conference was focused around the Federal Strategic Action Plan’s four goals: 1) Align efforts, 2) Improve Understanding; 3) Expanding Access to Services, and 4) Improve Outcomes. Sandra and Dave cover the different plenaries, sessions, and topics discussed at the conference.

In the discussion about coordination, Dwayne Angebrandt with the Department of Homeland Security spoke about how important it is to align efforts to make an effective impact. Alignment has different components and it is important for partners and organizations to speak the same language, aligning vocabulary, roles, expertise, and resources.

Dr. Kirsten Foot, professor of Communication at the University of Washington presented her research on collaboration. She did 4 years of qualitative research on coalitions and taskforces across the nation to identify the elements of collaboration, issues, and identifying when collaboration not functioning well.

This year, the GCWJ expanded their partnership to include the Orange County Department of Education. A pre-session was help prior to the conference specifically for school based professionals from the community and left with strategic action plans by districts to develop strategies and do early intervention as well as identification of youth who are being exploited.

Listen to the podcast to learn more about the other speakers and topics addressed during the Ensure 2015 Justice Conference on Human Trafficking.

 

Resources:

Collaborating against Human Trafficking: Cross-Sector Challenges and Practices (Kirsten Foot’s Book)

Ensure Justice Conference Recordings

Dr. Sandra Morgan’s new blog

Global Center for Women and Justice

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101: Mother’s Day Challenges, Champions, and Celebrations [PODCAST]

On this episode of the Ending Human Trafficking Podcast, GCWJ Director Sandra Morgan and Board Member Dave Stachowiak welcome guest speaker Priscilla Santos, Program Coordinator for The Salvation Army Anti-Trafficking Services Program who is also part of the core leadership team for the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force (OCHTTF). In her work, she focuses on providing holistic, comprehensive case management to foreign-born human trafficking victims in Orange County.  Before moving to Orange County, she worked with anti-trafficking organizations in Los Angeles such as OasisUSA and Saving Innocence, as well as World Vision International. She is also a board member of Fair Trade Los Angeles.

Priscilla talks about the risk factors that make a mother vulnerable to labor trafficking when taking a job away from home, explains what a derivative is within the issue of human trafficking, and how to improve the prevention of trafficking of mothers in Orange County and globally. As part of her role within The The Salvation Army Anti-Trafficking Services Program, she is tasked with the family reunification process and shares success survivor stories.

 

Resources:

The Salvation Army, Orange County

The Salvation Army Anti-Trafficking Services Program Facebook Page 

Priscilla Santos Email: Priscilla.Santos@usw.salvationarmy.org

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100: What do you want to know? [PODCAST]

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During this episode, GCWJ Director Dr. Sandra Morgan and Board Member Dave Stachowiak celebrate the 100th episode Ending Human Trafficking Podcast by answering your questions and requests!

Sandra shares about the illustration of the teaspoon and the faucet story which can be found in Ron Sider’s book “Good News, Good Works”. A faucet strategy can be seen in the issue with pornography to reduce demand and raise awareness and even as simple as the decision to buy fair trade chocolate that there is no child slavery involved. The teaspoon strategy involves rescuing victims, advocating for better laws, and the aftercare of victims of human trafficking.

What is pimping and what is pandering? Sandra explains the definitions and distinctions between these two terms.

Sandra also shares resources and information about different organizations and groups in which individuals can volunteer for.

Also, learn about the Ending Human Trafficking Podcast toolkits! EHT podcast toolkits involves a small group getting together for three weeks during the National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, listening to a podcast a week and meeting during lunch or after work to discuss it.

Lastly, Sandra and Dave share their favorite podcasts. Thank you to everyone who has submitted questions and comments, this podcast has been successful thanks to our listeners and in helping us to get the message out about ending Human Trafficking!

 

Resources:

Act Now CA

Podcast 33: How Vocabulary Shapes Our Views 

OC Human Trafficking Taskforce

Rescue and Restore

National Human Trafficking Resource 888-3737-888

Salvation Army- Combating Human Trafficking

Ending Human Trafficking Podcast Toolkit 1 &2

Podcast 10: How a Small Business Can Help End Human Trafficking

Podcast 26: Lessons from the Prosecutor’s Desk

Podcast 73: Hidden Girl: The True Story if a Modern Day Child Slave – A Conversation with Shyima Hall

Podcast 45: War, Conflict, and Human Trafficking – Featuring Esther & Camille Ntoto

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Register Today! WMST 110 Intro to Women Studies: CBE Conference

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Students, are you interested in a summer course? Women’s Studies is offering WMST 110 Introduction to Women Studies: CBE Conference!

As a main part of this course, students will have the opportunity to attend the Christians for Biblical Equality Conference in Los Angeles, CA on July 24-26, 2015. Attendance at the entire conference is required and pre-conference assignmetns are online in Moodle.

Don’t forget to enroll in WMST 110 during Summer Session III! If interested in attending the CBE Conference without credit as part of the WMST Minor Group Rate, please stop by Heath 218 or email gcwj@vanguard.edu. Also, don’t forget to invite non WMST Minor students to attend the conference!

 

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99: Pornography: Driving Demand [PODCAST]

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On this episode of the Ending Human Trafficking Podcast, GCWJ Director Sandra Morgan and Board Member Dave Stachowiak welcome special guest, Jean R. Morgan, Jr., who is also Sandra’s husband. Prior to his work at Dale Carnegie, Jean served as the Director of Hellenic Theological School in Athens, Greece. He served United States Military families as a pastor in Stuttgart, Germany during the Persian Gulf era. Living in Europe for 17 years, he developed a strong cross cultural competency. He also served six years in the US Navy.

During this podcast, Sandra, Dave, and Jean discuss the connection between pornography and human trafficking. Pornography feeds the demand side of human trafficking, contributes to the sexual exploitation of children, and drives more vitcims. Pornography is defined as commercial sex for mass consumption— the purchase of another person’s body or the image of that body for one’s own sexual gratification. Porn is harmful in three ways that affects the brain, heart, and the world.

Are we part of the problem? Before we can be a part of the solution to end human trafficking, we need to make sure we are not a part of the problem. If you are purchasing or watching porn you are feeding the Sex Trafficking industry.

 

Want additional resources?

Enough is Enough

Fight The New Drug 

Covenant Eyes

Internet Safety 101   

NetSmartz

Podcast 48: International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children

Dr. Sandra Morgan’s new blog – Find additional show notes here

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98: What’s a Sustainable Development Goal and Why Does it Matter in Anti-Human Trafficking? [PODCAST]

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On this episode of the Ending Human Trafficking Podcast, GCWJ Director Sandra Morgan and Board Member Dave Stachowiak discuss Sandra’s recent participation at the Commission for Social Development at the United Nations. As a panelist on the only human trafficking panel, Sandra engaged with world leaders looking at the intersection of economic and social development, an intersection where trade in human beings continues to thrive. Economnic and social development are integral threads in untangling the complexity of modern day slavery.

Sandra promoted the adoption of SDG proposals based on the 2010 California Supply Chain Transparency Act, (podcast #17) which requires any company with revenues over $100 million doing business in California to provide a supply chain audit to consumers. It is vital to link the market forces that drive human trafficking to the social development goals in order to craft policies that fuel long-term change.

 The 53rd session of the Commission for Social Development at the United Nations spanned ten days of dialogue and debate to design policies that wed economic growth and social development agendas. Dozens of informative panels were offered to the delegates from 91 countries.  

 

Want additional resources?

Podcast 17: California Transparency in Supply Chains Act

Podcast 94: What Does the United Nations Offer to the Campaign to End Human Trafficking? 

2010 California Supply Chain Transparency Act 

53rd Session of the Commision for Social Development

United Nations

 

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