The Polaris Project: Sex Trafficking Around The World

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Essay on accident to nothing about and it's not something anyone is eager to learn about. Even just watching the movie they had prepared was hard and all it did was tell facts and share people's experiences. So that's what I'm going to try to do: share some facts, tell someone's story, give a few websites people could go to learn more. Hopefully, with one person at a time, we can get the message out; hopefully the world can open its eyes to the injustice that is being done to so many. About 80% of all human trafficking is for the sex trade. It is estimated that 27 million adults and 13 million children are victims of sex trafficking. The sex traffickers often "train" the girls themselves, through repeated rape and sexual acts. The…show more content…
Ten simple facts that 9 out of 10 people don't know. The Polaris Project - Natalia The above link opens to the webpage of the Polaris Project, a major organization dedicated to stopping and preventing sex trade. However, this particular page of the website tells the story of Natalia, a young girl whose family was tricked into giving her to the sex trade, right here in the United States. There are dozens more stories just like hers, some even worse. If people are willing to look for them, they are readily available. Type Sex Trafficking Stories into Google sometime. There are 250,000,000 results. http://www.stopsextrafficking.ie/ http://www.wakepeopleup.com/ http://www.sheispriceless.com/ Despite all these search results and so many organizations trying to stop this terrible thing, it's still happening. It's rampant. All we have do to make a difference is add our voice to the fight. Tell people the ten facts listed above. Post them on a facebook page. Tweet them. Or even just click on a link and learn something you didn't know. Posted by Holly Lavender at 3:48 PM 1 comment: Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Thursday, October 18, 2012 Entry 9 - TED Talks…show more content…
TED Talks is so wonderful. I have yet to see anything on there that I didn't find fascinating and this video definitely wasn't an exception. Actually, in my Theory of Knowledge class, we watched his first TED video so the fact that this is basically an extension of that video is wonderful. Question One - What would I pursue if I had unlimited time and resources? This question is fairly easy for me. There are a thousand things I can think of (like writing a book, learning to dance, etc.), but only one comes to mind that I really really would want: language. I would love to learn language after language until ... well really without stop. Learn a new language every year or two. It would get easier after a while but nothing but good could come from it. Question Two - Which is more influential: Aptitude or
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