81: An Interview With Claudio Magnabosco [PODCAST]

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GCWJ Director Dr. Sandra Morgan interviews Claudio Magnabosco, the creator of the first network of former prostitutes in Italy. In this episode of the Ending Human Trafficking Podcast, Claudio shares his story how his life was completely turned around the moment he gained the strength to stand up against a norm in Italian culture regarding prostitution. His story results in a special message to men and fight against the desire for power and control. Because of his journey, he decided to write a book and build the network to provide support for men, and in partnership with his wife, a network for women who were former prostitutes.  Tune in to hear Claudio’s story and demonstration of leadership to men in partnership with women.

 

Resources:

Claudio’s website: Maschile Plurale

 

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80: Trafficking in Persons Report 2014 and Media [PODCAST]

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In this episode of the Ending Human Trafficking Podcast, GCWJ Director Dr. Sandra Morgan and Board Member Dave Stachowiak discuss the 2014 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report released in June 2014. Compiled by the US State Department, the TIP Report is a special country study model that evaluates the efforts of each country to pursue prevention and protection for victims, as well as prosecution for traffickers. Each year, the TIP report provides an overview of what is happening globally in the fight against human trafficking. Additionally, the TIP report honors TIP Heroes, individuals who are working to end human trafficking in their countries. Highlights of this year’s report include survivor quotes from our friends Carissa Phelps (Episode 19) and Shyima Hall (Episode 73). Finally, a new feature in this year’s TIP Report is Media Best Practices. This is a very important guide for journalists, filmmakers, non-profits, and any other groups pursuing human trafficking media projects. Tune in to this episode to hear Dr. Morgan’s overview of the Media Best Practices and understand how you can help make a difference!

 

Resources:

2014 Trafficking in Persons Report

Carissa Phelps’s Podcast Episode

Shyima Hall’s Podcast Episode

OCHTTF Annual Report

 

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Call for Papers: Ensure Justice 2015

 

The deadline for abstract submission via email is November 20, 2014.

The Global Center for Women and Justice’s annual Ensure Justice conference is releasing a call for research papers. The conference focuses on issues of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children. This year’s theme will follow the Federal Five-Year Anti-Trafficking Strategic Plan structure of Coordination, Collaboration, Capacity and the addition of Compassion, a reflection of the role the faith-based community plays in combating human trafficking.

We are not seeking workshop speakers, but academic presentations including: facts, knowledge, ideas, theories, on-the-ground approaches, methods, program evaluations, research agendas, and research needs. The presentations will be 15 minutes with 15 minutes for discussion, totaling no more than 30 minutes. The organizing committee is willing to consider other formats, such as panel presentations.

We invite abstract submissions of up to 300 words from students and professionals with academic or professional research. Please fill out our submission form and include a brief resume or CV. Deadline to submit an abstract is November 20,2014 to gcwj@vanguard.edu

 

The committee will expect a commitment to attend by at least one of the accepted presenters, with a non-refundable deposit of $50, by January 15, 2015, for presenters to remain on the program. The deposit may be paid on the Ensure Justice Registration webpage. For papers selected, the remainder of the registration fee will be complementary.

Sending an abstract and/or any other materials will constitute a release of copyright, and allow the materials they present (in written, video, audio, or graphic form) to be made available on the conference website after the conference. No paper proceedings will be published, but the presented materials will be available on the conference website for the indefinite future.

The deadline for submission of materials, other than the abstract and printed materials, to be emailed to GCWJ  is January 15, 2015. Conference presenters may include a formal paper, PowerPoint slides, film, or anything arising from their presented work. If nothing is submitted, their abstract will be placed on the web site as directed by the staff.

If you have questions about presentations or would like to begin the submission process, please contact gcwj@vanguard.edu.

 

Submission form: Call for Papers – Ensure Justice 2015

79: Refuse To Do Nothing, Revisited [PODCAST]

On this episode of the Ending Human Trafficking Podcast, GCWJ Director Sandra Morgan led a conversation with Kim Yim and Shayne Moore, co-authors of Refuse To Do Nothing, at the Women of Vision, Orange County Faces of Change event in May 2014. These two abolitionist mothers seek to share with others how to strive to be global thinkers and advocates no matter the age of your children and busyness of life, in order to break through the thoughts that we cannot make a difference in this global problem. Kim and Shayne share their stories about how we can not only seek to understand but to take the next steps by thinking about what we buy, taking the extra minute to think about what you are purchasing, and making the effort to open your eyes and see what is going on around you, in your neighborhood and in your city. Listen to Kim and Shayne talk about being abolitionists, what slavery looks like in the world today, and how you can truly get engaged and make a difference.

Resources:

Purchase Refuse To Do Nothing on Amazon

Refuse To Do Nothing – Facebook Page

Abolitionist Mama – Kim Yim’s Blog

Shayne Moore’s webiste

Women of Vision, Orange County

 

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78: Beyond Passion [PODCAST]

On this episode of the Ending Human Trafficking Podcast, we are featuring a special presentation by Reverend David L. Myers, Senior Advisor for Department of Homeland Security’s Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Appointed by President Obama in 2009, Rev. Myers works closely with FEMA to provide disaster relief and builds efforts to partner with local and national faith-based leaders.

Rev. Myers shares with hundreds of Vanguard Students about their role as an “uncommon dataset” in touching the sorrow in our world. He challenges all of us working to end social injustice to take a second look at our passion, commitment and a desire for justice. Rev. Myers shares that “Passion must be transformed into professional discipline” indicating the importance of using skills learned in order to fight the many injustices that drive our personal missions and passions.

 

Resources:

Department of Homeland Security – Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships

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77: Frontline Summit 2013 [PODCAST]

On November 7-8, 2013, GCWJ hosted a special two-day event called the Frontline Summit: Where is the Frontline in the War Against Child Exploitation? The Summit partnered with Orange County Juvenile Courts and Orange County Department of Education in order to bring together more than 100 professionals working on the frontlines – educators, probation officers, law enforcement, probation department, etc. During the two-day event, participants worked through three main questions in order to identify gaps in identifying and serving exploited children. Tune in for this episode of the Ending Human Trafficking podcast with GCWJ Director Sandra Morgan and Board Member Dave Stachowiak to hear about the key ideas, gaps, and needs in order to better serve child victims of commercial sexual exploitation from the Frontline Summit!

 

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Special thank you to Orange County Juvenile Courts, Orange County Department of Education, and the many student researchers who assisted with the Summit!

Resources:

 Frontline Summit Final Report

EHT Podcast 16: Laura Lederer Gangs & Human Trafficking

EHT Podcast 46: Knowledge of Harms: Demand Reduction

 

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76: An Insider Look at Human Trafficking in Argentina [PODCAST]

GCWJ Director Sandra Morgan spent one week in March 2014 with Assemblies of God World Missionaries Gilbert and Virginia Contreras conducting human trafficking prevention training in Córdoba, Argentina. The Contreras family has served in Argentina for 14 years. After attending an Ensure Justice conference a few years ago, they felt called to address this issue and seek to prevent human trafficking in the country. Virginia sums up the grave need to fight human trafficking in Argentina with what she was told during her studies the definition of a woman is: an object to use and enjoy. Tune in to this episode of the Ending Human Trafficking Podcast to hear more of their great work in Argentina.

 

Resources:

Report on Child Labor – US Department of Labor

List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor – infographic

News article about child labor in Argentina (Spanish)

News article about Argentina pesticide issues (English)

10/10/10 Escuela Biblica – Facebook Page

Escuela Biblica – Facebook Page

Contacto Universitario Departamento de la UAD – Facebook Page

Live2Free Argentina – Facebook Page

 

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Women’s History Month – March 24

Join us on March 24 to celebrate Women’s History Month as we honor women veterans and listen to Army Veteran, Bronze Star and Legion of Merit recipient and 2013 White House Champion of Change Awardee Chaplain Priscilla Mondt. Chaplain Mondt currently serves as the Chief of Chaplain Service at Veterans Healthcare System of the Ozarks.

 

Monday, March 24
4:00 pm
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Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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75: World Hope International – Introducing Lisa Thompson [PODCAST]

The latest episode of the Ending Human Trafficking podcast features GCWJ Director Sandra Morgan and Board Member Dave Stachowiak speaking with the Director of Anti-Trafficking for World Hope International, Lisa Thompson. Lisa has a worked in the anti-trafficking movement for many years, including 12 years with The Salvation Army. She transitioned in September 2013 to her role with World Hope where she focuses on building community and victim-centered programming in three countries Azerbaijan, Cambodia, and Sierra Leone. Tune in to hear Lisa’s overview of the assessment and recovery centers World Hope runs in each of these countries, as well as the unique model that the organization is employing in Sierra Leone to build up community support from community leaders in order to prevent and protect those vulnerable to exploitation.

Will you be joining us at Ensure Justice? Register today at ensurejustice.com

 

**Correction fron Lisa Thompson: While discussing the topic of IDPs (internally displaced persons), I made reference to Syria and the refugee crisis (refugees being those who have fled the country). Unfortunately, I neglected to loop in the fact that there 6.5 million IDPs in Syria—persons who have fled their former homes due to the ongoing civil war to seek sanctuary elsewhere within Syria—making them internally displaced persons.

 

 

Resources:

World Hope International

World Hope Trafficking Report

Chab Dai

Ensure Justice 2014 – Why is She a Slave? Global Child Trafficking: Prevention and Early Intervention

 

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