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
Needham Chapel
Vanguard University
55 Fair Drive
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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Ensure Justice: Building Multi-Disciplinary Teams

Multi-Disciplinary Track aims to support children at high-risk of exploitation.

Stemming from our special Frontline Summit event in November 2013, we are offering a special pre-conference track for our friends from the Frontline Summit and their colleagues working in education, law enforcement, probation, social work, and other professional fields as they work to support children at high-risk of exploitation.

This special track will be offered Friday March 7, 2014 from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm. It is open to all professionals focused on working with children at high-risk of exploitation and the commercial sexual exploitation of children.

This event is FREE, but registration is required. Lunch will be provided.

 

Multi-Disciplinary Track, Ensure Justice Conference
Friday March 7
8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Vanguard University
55 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Event will be held in Newport Mesa Church

 

To Register: http://www.vanguard.edu/gcwj/2014-ensure-justice-conference/conference-registration/

  • On the registration page, please choose under “Rates” the option: Building Multi-Disciplinary Teams, $0 

 

Multi-Disciplinary Track Overview

Session 1 – Building Multi-Disciplinary Teams – Breaking Down Silos

How do we build the best multi-disciplinary teams in order to prevent and intervene for high-risk children? Based on the findings from the Frontline Summit, this session features a panel of experts who work on multi-disciplinary teams. They will share about their experiences, best practices, and steps to take in order to build the best collaborative teams for your area.

 

Session 2 – Trauma-informed Care

What is trauma-informed care and why is it important for all disciplines to understand the effects of trauma on CSEC victims? The panel will discuss the cross-discipline impact for those serving high-risk youth.

 

Session 3 – Coordinating a Victim-Center Response

Based on the Federal Strategic Action Plan, a panel of experts will discuss what it means to align efforts, improve understanding, and expand access to services in order to improve outcomes for survivors and high-risk children.

GCWJ Finalist for COAST Community Award

sandie Coast Community AwardsThe Global Center for Women and Justice was a finalist in the Education category for COAST Magazine’s Coast Community Awards!

On Monday, February 3, Director Sandra Morgan attended the award ceremony at AnQi Bistro at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, CA. One of four finalists, GCWJ sat along side The Dodge School of Film & Media Arts at Chapman University, The Gavin Herbert Eye Institute at UCI, and Soka University Performing Arts Center at Soka University of America. Other award categories included Business, City Projects, Environment, and Nonprofit. Vanguard University President Mike Beals, his wife Faith, and Vice President of University Advancement Kelly Kanniwischer joined Sandie at the awards ceremony.

 

For more details about the event, check out this article from the Orange County Register.

74: Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking [PODCAST]

This episode of the Ending Human Trafficking podcast features GCWJ Director Sandra Morgan and Board Member Dave Stachowiak discussing the US Government’s five year strategic action plan on services for human trafficking survivors. Sandie and Dave discuss the overarching themes of Coordination, Collaboration, and Capacity. The strategic report includes ideas about what terms to use and four main goals: Align Efforts, Improve Understanding, Expand Access to services, and Improve Outcomes. Tune in to hear more about a victim-center approach using the 4 P’s to provide services for survivors of human trafficking.

Don’t forget – Register for the Ensure Justice Conference by February 16 to secure the Early Bird Rate!

 

Resources:

Five Year Strategic Plan

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

 

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73: Hidden Girl: The True Story of a Modern Child Slave – A Conversation With Shyima Hall [PODCAST]

This episode of the Ending Human Trafficking podcast features Ensure Justice 2014 Speaker Shyima Hall, Survivor Advocate. Shyima was born in Egypt to a very poor family. She was sent to work for a family in Cairo, who later moved to the US, taking 8-year-old Shyima with them to continue her service as a domestic slave. When a neighbor noticed she was not going to school, Shyima was rescued. Listen to Shyima’s story from being a child slave to living in freedom and experiencing justice in this special episode, and don’t miss her at this year’s Ensure Justice Conference! Register today to secure your place!

Shyima released her memoir, Hidden Girl: The True Story of a Modern Slave on January 21, 2014. Purchase it today online, at your bookstore, or on your e-reader!

 

Resources:

Shyima’s Story

Shyima’s Author Page

Citizenship Video

ORDER Shyima Hall’s Book at Amazon.com

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

 

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72: A Dozen Myths About Human Trafficking (Part 2) [PODCAST]

Episode 72 of the Ending Human Trafficking Podcast is the continuing installment of episode 71: A Dozen Myths About Human Trafficking. The Polaris Project compiled a list of myths and misconceptions many believe about human trafficking and GCWJ Director Sandie Morgan and Westminster Police Department’s Deputy Chief Derek Marsh discuss these myths and misconceptions from Polaris Project, as well as two additional myths not included on the top 10 list. Deputy Chief Marsh worked  on Orange County’s local anti-trafficking efforts since 2003, including co-chairing the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force for nine years.

Listen to the conclusion of this special two-part Ending Human Trafficking Podcast episode on trafficking myths. Share with us on Facebook or Twitter what myths about Human Trafficking you most often hear in your fight to end modern day slavery. Let us know if this episode helped debunk a myth for you!

Don’t forget to register today for your spot at Ensure Justice 2014 – The early bird rate of $99 for general registration ends soon!

 

Resources:

10 myths of human trafficking from Polaris Project

Trends in Human Trafficking – Special Report from Polaris Project

 

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

PREORDER Shyima Hall’s Book at Amazon.com

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