We encourage you to help spot and stop this crime of “Trafficking in Persons” or “TIP”. If you have information you would like to report, please call these TIP lines:
Call 866-347-2423 toll free in U.S. and Canada, 24 hour a day Call 802-872-6199 (tolls apply) in any country in the world, 24 hours
We also suggest you call: National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 and or 911
August 2015 I attended A 2 Day Dialogue on Gender Equality, Domestic Violence, Rape Early Marriage / Pregnancy in the town of Cape Coast, Central Region of Ghana with Ama Amissah III, Omanhemaa Mankessim Traditional Area.
Traditional Chiefs and Queen Mothers attended with governmental agencies and stakeholders to discuss their town's situation and find solutions.
I have opened SC Wild's Heritage Center
in McCormick SC and the State of SC's Report Card
when it comes to Human Trafficking is very low!
To improve it and begin conversations between agencies
Meet me in McCormick, SC June 2nd, 2017.
Currently, there are NO Standards for agencies working with those recovered!
"100,000 Children in the US are Trafficked for SEX!"Click here
Our 2014 Stop Human Trafficking
Initiative was for 1st Responders
Ms. Martina Ondrackova Martina has assisted the UGRR Quilt Code Museum's Stop Human Trafficking 2014 Inititive of in developing the "Freedom Sounds Newsletter" for First Responders and workers fighting Human Trafficking.
Our 2013-2015 goal was to assist in standardizing
How recovered survivors of trafficking are triaged when recovered.
It gave tips, resources and recommendations that will speed recovery and adjustments to their new lives.
Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery that occurs in every state, including South Carolina.
The NHTRC works closely with service providers, law enforcement, and other professionals in SC to serve victims and survivors of trafficking, respond to human trafficking cases and share information and resources.
link to an article in the Atlanta Magazine discussing men traveling to Atlanta, GA for child sex slaves instead of 3rd world countries!
PBS Video Link
How to Stop the Candy Shop An in-depth look at the child sex trafficking problem in Atlanta, GA Candy Shop aired on PBS for a month to call attention to the issue of selling and trafficking of children.
We must do what we can to call attention to the issue of selling and trafficking of children.
Street Grace is an organization that is actively working to fight Atlanta's issues.
Human trafficking is the acquisition of people by improper means such as force, fraud or deception, with the aim of exploiting them.
******* Smuggling migrants involves the procurement for financial or other material benefit of illegal entry of a person into a State of which that person is not a national or resident.
Virtually every country in the world is affected by these crimes.
The challenge for all countries, rich and poor, is to target the criminals who exploit desperate people and to protect and assist victims of trafficking and smuggled migrants, many of whom endure unimaginable hardships in their bid for a better life.
U. S. Department of State Click on seal for information
Modern slavery – be it bonded labor,
involuntary servitude, or sexual slavery – is a crime and cannot be
tolerated in any culture, community, or country …
[It] is an affront to our values and our commitment to human rights.”
– Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State
The Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, directed by
Ambassador Luis CdeBaca, leads the United States' global engagement against human trafficking, an umbrella term used to describe the activities involved when someone obtains or holds a person in compelled service.
At the heart of this phenomenon are the myriad forms of enslavement as outlined in the United States' Trafficking Victims Protection Act.
Major forms of human trafficking include:
Forced labor, sex trafficking, bonded labor, debt bondage, involuntary domestic servitude, forced child labor, child soldiers & child sex trafficking.
The Office has responsibility for bilateral and multilateral diplomacy, targeted foreign assistance & public engagement on this issue of modern slavery and partners with foreign governments and civil society to develop and implement effective counter-trafficking strategies.
Click to read about former Former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin's "Dear John" letter
Former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin
launched the "Dear John" program in 2006 to purposefully attack the problem of child prostitution in the city of Atlanta.
Dear John” is a public education campaign to end the commercial sexual exploitation of children, with Mayor Shirley Franklin, the Juvenile Justice Fund and a wide-range of supporters.
The campaign seeks to educate and activate audiences to help stem the problem, which also results in children withdrawing from schools and their families, entering into poverty and becoming more susceptible to health risks.
To read more about the program visit the City of Atlanta On-line.
The National Coalition's Atlanta office is actively working for the protection of children and families
Stop human trafficking - modern day slavery.
For several years, the National Coalition has been working to stop the commercial sexual exploitation of minors inAtlanta through public awareness, public policy, parenting classes and church outreach.
Vineyard Anti-Slavery Team Blog is a non-profit organization
with a presence in Atlanta that strives to meet the following goals:
• Educate Christian community on sexual ethics according to a biblical worldview.
• Encourage and challenge Christians to live sexually pure lives.
• Engage Christians in public policy relative to sexual ethics.
• Embrace those harmed by pornography and help restore them to sexual wholeness.
The 1-800 HelpLine offers hope and healing to those harmed by pornography and the sexualized messages of our culture.
Callers include those whose lives have been broken by sexual addiction. Their family members, friends, professionals, pastors seeking information and consultation also call.
The HelpLine is available to offer crisis intervention, pastoral counseling and referrals to treatment centers in the caller's community.
Click seal for GNI Current links & News from the Human Trafficking Task Force
GBI Tip Line at 1-800-597-TIPS (8477) or
the Athens-Clarke County Police Department at (706) 623-3337.
Contact Information For John Bankhead (404) 270-8330 or (404) 270-8330
Click on the seal Here are several more Case Study resourcesand articles from arrest in FEB!
******* 02/04/2011 Covington, GA WBHF Man Charged with 11 Counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Child A COVINGTON MAN WAS ARRESTED ON NUMEROUS CHILD EXPLOITATION CHARGES AFTER A STING PERFORMED BY A AN INVESTIGATOR WITH THE BARTOW COUNTY, GA SHERIFF’S OFFICE. ACCORDING TO A NEWS RELEASE, 25-YEAR-OLD WELDON VINCENT JACKSON MET AND CHATTED WITH A PERSON WHO HE THOUGHT WAS A 14-YEAR-OLD GIRL ONLINE ON DECEMBER 10, 2010. THE TWO ARRANGED TO MEET IN BARTOW COUNTY FOR A SEXUAL ENCOUNTER.
JACKSON WAS ARRESTED IN GWINNETT COUNTY, GA LAST MONTH ON SIMILAR CHARGES, AND BARTOW COUNTY INVESTIGATORS FILED CHARGES AGAINST HIM AS WELL. JACKSON WAS ARRESTED YESTERDAY AFTER POSTING BOND IN GWINNETT COUNTY AND WAS TRANSPORTED TO THE BARTOW COUNTY JAIL. HE IS CHARGED WITH 11 COUNTS OF SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF A CHILD. HE WAS RELEASED ON A $10,000 BOND.
BARTOW COUNTY, GA INVESTIGATORS WORKED WITH THE GEORGIA BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION’S INTERNET CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN UNIT DURING THE MONTH-LONG INVESTIGATION
It is important that we remember the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Abolition of Slavery (1865) "Passed by Congress on January 31, 1865 and ratified on December 6, 1865, the 13th amendment abolished slavery in the United States.
The 13th amendment, which formally abolished slavery in the US, passed the Senate on April 8, 1864, and the House on January 31, 1865.
On February 1, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Joint Resolution of Congress submitting the proposed amendment to the state legislatures.
The necessary number of states ratified it by December 6, 1865.
The 13th amendment to the United States Constitution provides that "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction."
In 1863, President Lincoln had issued the Emancipation Proclamation declaring “all persons held as slaves within any State, or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thence forward and forever free.”
Nonetheless, the Emancipation Proclamation did not end slavery in the nation.
Abraham Lincoln recognized that the Emancipation Proclamation would have to be followed by a constitutional amendment in order to guarantee the abolishment of slavery.
The 13th amendment was passed at the end of the Civil War (1861-1865) before the Southern states had been restored to the Union and should have easily passed the Congress.