#NotOnMyScreen

International Justice Mission and I are working closely on the campaign #NotOnMyScreen, an initiative to raise awareness on cybersex trafficking. You may ask yourself, “what is child cybersex trafficking?” Cybersex trafficking is a type of sex trafficking where minors and children from all over the world are exposed to countless predators. Underage boys and girls […]

Understanding Human Trafficking: the first step in fighting it

Understanding Human Trafficking: the first step in fighting it Often times when we think of human trafficking, our thoughts go straight to what we see in the movies: twenty-something women huddled in a dark house, forced into violent forms of sexual exploitation. That is part of the unfortunate truth, but human trafficking is much more […]

Journey to Kolkata: Bringing an End to Teenage Sexual Trafficking – Part 4

After meeting with the young girls, I had the opportunity to visit the High Court in Kolkata, where I was able to witness the roadblocks they face firsthand. The legal process in Kolkata is simple: first the perpetrator is arrested, and then an information report is created that initiates the criminal case. Statements are obtained […]

Journey to Kolkata: Bringing an End to Teenage Sexual Trafficking – Part 3

After the encounter with the young girl in the street in Kolkata, I was shaken. I did not want to keep going. But the next day I was scheduled to meet face-to-face with a group of trafficked teenagers and so on I went. When I met with the girls, it was as if I was […]

Journey to Kolkata: Bringing an End to Teenage Sexual Trafficking – Part 2

During the orientation session, I was given an introduction to the problem of trafficking in India. I learned that India’s population is 1.27 billion. The population of West Bengal, India is 91 million. Kolkata, India has a population of 15 million. Most of the children trafficked in Kolkata and West Bengal are from within India […]

Journey to Kolkata: Bringing an End to Teenage Sexual Trafficking

  A few months ago, I was asked by International Justice Mission Canada to consider working with them on issues of teenage sexual trafficking in Kolkata, India. International Justice Mission Canada, in partnership with the U.S.-based International Justice Mission (IJM), is a human rights organization that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation, and […]