The film on child trafficking began to be screened in a dozen of Eastern European countries in August. In the UK, it was the fourth most seen movie the first weekend.
The Committee for Women’s Rights & Gender Equality of the European Parliament has passed a report on prostitution that could shape the future policies all across Europe.
“The ‘loverboy’ method is used to manipulate future victims”, says Anca Luhas. She works in Romania with eLiberare to raise awareness among young people and train frontline workers in detecting sex trafficking situations.
This Mexican activist turned politician has fought sex trafficking in Mexico for almost 20 years. “The known as black brothels are strategic points to take over a city”, she says.
The problem of modern slavery was made visible in Bournemouth, Stuttgart, Valencia, Bern, Innsbruck, Sofia, Copenhagen, and dozens of other cities.
Prostitutes are moved from the streets to private houses, making it difficult to detect and help them. The evangelical NGO Fiet Gratia works to offer them a way out.
Iniquity is that injustice or evil so deep-rooted that it is not felt as such. An article by Jonatan Serrano.
The newly formed World Freedom Network (WFN) will bring together a variety of organizations and experts with a specific focus on how churches can get involved and play a unique role in addressing this issue in their own local contexts.
Christian psychologist Jonatan Serrano analyses the consequences of the normalisation of pornography in society. “No one would leave a child with a loaded gun in his pocket because he might hurt others or himself, but we are doing that with pornography”.
An event held in Madrid shows the successes of the Nordic model, which punishes the client, to curb trafficking and prostitution.
Over 55,000 children have been killed in the Syrian war. A report estimates that the cost of the war is already over US$ 1.2 trillion.
Christian girls and women are “doubly vulnerable”, says Open Doors. “Preventing women from freely raising their children as Christians is an effective means of controlling the Christian population”.
The European Freedom Network will hold its “Bridge Conference” online as anti-trafficking groups learn to adapt to the Covid-19 context. Internet security, the growth of pornography addiction and the increased vulnerability of trafficked women are some of the challenges, says Leanne Rhodes.
A letter sent to all political parties asks politicians to resist the pressure of the “prostitution lobby”. In times of Covid-19, authorities should protect vulnerable women and implement the “Nordic model”.
Men using foreign prostitutes may be contributing to rape and slavery, a WEA representative tells university students in Cologne.
The Modern Slavery law would give victims at least 12 months of guaranteed support. Charity CARE asks Christians to contact their local MP to support the initiative.
“Pasarea” (‘bird’ in Romanian) is now available online for free. “We are in touch with organizations that use the film in the prevention work with young girls”, director Mikaela Bruce says.
A regional deputy of the Lega party proposed to use “women in shop windows” to relaunch tourism.
The European Freedom Network launches a new anti-trafficking campaign: “You have no way of knowing if the porn you are looking at is from someone who chose to be there or not”.
The “Passport to indicators of trafficking”, translated to 9 languages, aims to help victims find a way out, and encourages citizens to report possible crimes.
Experts, activists and representatives of 90 organisations met in Pescara (Italy) for the fifth European Freedom Network Bridge conference. The platform is led by Christians.
The 2019 European Freedom Network conference will be held in Italy. “God has used many instrumental Christians over time to address the issue of slavery”, says Leanne Rhodes.
Images of child rape are available online long after the victims are rescued, the Internet Watch Foundation said in a recent report. “The cause of the problem is the demand”.
More than 40,000 signatures ask to put an end to paid sex. Netherlands’ liberal approach to prostitution facilitates sexual trafficking, the “I am priceless” campaign says.
“Prostitution should never be considered a job”, the Foreign Ministries say in a joint document. Both countries have successfully adopted the ‘Nordic Model’ to fight sex trafficking.