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Women are not a piece of meat

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This image was created and used to bring awareness to Americans. They used it to broadcast sex trafficking and show how women are being sold liket ehy are only worth as much as a piece of meat. The skeptic says, "This can not be."

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Gita

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This is Gita. The god that teaches us how to care for other and put ourselves aside to help the world.

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Child Sex Trafficking on the Internet- "Selling the Girl Next Door" Documentary - YouTube

CNN's Amber Lyon Investigates Internet Child Sex Trafficking in America Selling the Girl Next Door takes viewers into the world of underage American girls ca...
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In the documentary "Selling the Girl Next Door" the website Backpage.com allows pimps to sell out girls they find on the street that are under the age of 18 to any man willing to purchase them. The website released a statement December 28, 2011 explaining that they try to prevent misuse of the website, but CNN correspondent Amber Lyon started investigating the website right after this. She discovered that the pimps that found these young girls would force them to tell their customers that they were eighteen even though they obviously weren't. The men that visit this website aren't always looking for a good time. Some of them were trafficked when they were younger so they stayed in the sex trafficking business. They sell these girls out and force them to lay with older men that paid to be pleasured.

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Make no mistake: sex trafficking is real

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In the article Make no mistake: sex trafficking is reall, the US and UK report that in the week of October 29, 2009, the FBI created and released the plans for their nationwide operation against sex trafficking. 642 people were arrested for exploiting the 47 victims that were saved. British leaders were in denial that sex trafficking is a real life situation in their countries. Unimpeachable organizations hide the fact that sex trafficking is a business and call it a myth simply because they support it. The U.S. may have played a part in rescuing 886 victims, but we are still the trafficking destination to most operations. 3,336 victims have been identified as being slaves to not only prostitution, but also domestic labor. When Hilary Clinton launched the State Department annual report in 2006 the numbers of victims, (21,400), rescued from about 111 countries was not a legit proportion. American officials concluded that either the UN does not want to deal with the problem or they aren't capable of handling it. The Commons Home Affairs Committee has attempted top answer the main question on why so many are not being convicted for being sex traffickers. The answer is because the victims and people that are aware of what is going on are too frightened to testify, or they are benefiting from the business. The House of Lords is considering putting in a new law in the Policing and Crime Bill. It would state that it is illegal to buy sex from anyone who is controlled for gain.

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Uttarakhand women entrepreneurs "The Hand that Rocks the Cradle Rules the World"

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In the article Uttarakhand women entrepreneurs 'The Hand that Rocks the Cradle Rules the World' , the status of women in society is a dead giveaway of its civilization. It states that women have contributed to the growth of countries, but their contributions have gone unrecognized. Women must play several roles at home and in their communities. Women do have jobs, but it is not likely that they would run or own a business. Women have actually become the backbone of the economy in India. Women make the decisions on agriculture, but the men are the ones that plunge the land. Women may play a huge part in caring for the land, but they never own the land they are working on. Women empowerment programs are teaching women that it is okay to own things and have an education. Development Organization has set up a process that allows women to receive loans for a business they wish to start up. The Organization board wants to examine the status of women entrepreneurs and the problems faced by them so they can provide them with a better chance of succeeding. Women entrepreneurs suffer from inadequate financial resource, stiff competition for their products, high cost of production has restricted the development, being handicapped by their inability to travel and their literacy levels are low.

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Sex trafficking in India

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These girls are not for sale. They are human beings that deserve a chance at life. They did not ask to be brought into t his world or to be sold so that their family can provide for themselves.

 

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Indian women working

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This is how the women of SEWA try to encourage women to work and provide. Mumtaz had other ideas for these women.

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Social role of Gita

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In the article, "Social Role of Gita," the story of Bhagavad Gita is described as being more than a religious story. It is a philosophy that has been passed down through the minds of those who follow the Indian culture for years. Gita was faced with a command at the time of war. He refused to follow through with the command sent from his Lord because he refused to kill the ones he cared about. Those who believe see Gita as a teacher and someone to apply to in their everyday lives. He has influenced other through his theme stating that,"the praise of work performed without desire for fruits." Vivekananda was a social worker that adopted the teachings of Gita and created a religious organization called the Ramakrishna Mission in 1897. The based there work off of the need to provide for the poor and care for others because that is the first rule of religion. Gita teaches other to serve humanity and not themselves. The teaching of Gita became a combination of the brain and heart. Others that chose to study his story hold the quote, "ready to sacrifice oneself for others, expecting no personal gain in return," dear to their hearts. Gita transformed how his followers view the reason they were put on this earth. It is a follower of Gita's moral duty to look out for the welfare of the world.

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Self Employed Women’s Association

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SEWA is an organization that was created in 1972 and consist of poor self-employed women workers. Their work is not counted so it remains invisible, but they organize women to becoming full time employed workers. The women that created this organization goals were to develop self reliance and become full time workers so they could p-roved for themselves and they would not have to rely on men. If they were able to achieve this goal they would have work security, income security, food security, and social security. The women follow Gandhian's thinking and also the principles of satya (truth), ahimsa (non-violence), sarvadharma (integrating all faiths, all people) and khadi (propagation of local employment and self reliance). SEWA considers itself not only an organization, but the start of a movement. They fight and work for a social change and acceptance of women in the work force. They are still working to bring more women that are in poverty into the organization even though they will face many challenges along the way.

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  Lakshmi was a thirteen year old girl that lived in Nepal. Her family lived off of whatever her mother could provide for her and her baby brother while her father gambled away the rest of their money. The family became unstable and Lakshmi started to take on the mind set of a young women rather than a child at the time. She tried her best to act like things and the life she had to live did not bother her. Her friend Ama taught her how to conduct herself around men once she experienced her fist period, but that later became unnecessary when her parents sold her into the sex slavery business. They betrayed her trust and made the "maid" business seem like fun. Lakshmi thought she was going off to work for money and clean for a rich woman. In reality she became the maid to men looking for pleasure. After resisting to make love with any man that approached her she was beaten until she could be broken no longer. This young girl was raped and betrayed all throughout the story. Some had pity on her and even befriended her. Lakshmi no longer had to act like a women because she quickly transformed into one. She took every chance she could to lay with a man once realizing that paying back Mumtaz, her owner, was her only way out. Shilpa, Mumtaz assistant, informed her otherwise. Once she realized her debt was a lie and that she'd never truly be set free she used this opportunity to escape. In the end she put the tiniest bit of trust she had left into an American man she did not even know to save her life. In the end she was saved.

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