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Today! Call, Share, Tweet- 3 steps to let Congress know that slavery is not an issue to play political games with.

Today is the day to join thousands of others who are calling their Senators and asking that they support the reauthorization of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPRA).  This is a bill that passed the House and the Senate unanimously in the years 2000, 2003, 2005 and 2008.  Now they are playing…

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How Wonderful

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” -Anne Frank

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National Call-in Day to Fight Slavery and Human Trafficking: September 4th.

As you think about your plans for Labor Day weekend, think about your plans for the day after also.  On September 4th, constituents from over 60 organizations will be calling their Senators and asking them to support the TVPRA, an anti-slavery law that needs saving.  You can see if your…

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Count the change on your fingers

It is easy to think that your voice, your vote or your call is not enough to make a difference.  However, just 10 calls on an issue in one day is enough to make a Senator or Representative notice, look at an issue and to consider his or her position….

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A young girl’s chance

Afra is a young girl in Sri Lanka.  Disabled when she was hit by a car at the age of three, her only chance is education. “Honestly, in this culture, if Afra has a future, it’s in school. Because of her disability, it will be difficult for her to find…

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Never be afraid…

“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth.” ― William Faulkner

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Dear Senator, I care about human trafficking.

On September 30, 2011, the United States Congress allowed the largest piece of anti-trafficking legislation in U.S. history to expire.  One freedom we cannot afford to take for granted is that we can use our voices to advocate for justice.  Call on September 4th and tell your Senator that you…

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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Surveys from 45 developing countries show that women and children bear the primary responsibility for water collection in the vast majority (76%) of households. This is time not spent working at an income-generating job, caring for family members, or attending school. A study by the World Bank and the IRC International…

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Economic Development

What happens when you have a women CEO? She can change a village.  However, women are often denied access to finance and banking services, legal services and protection, education and access to markets.  Half of all farmers in the developing world are women, and women farmers can grow 30% more…

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Education

A child born to a mother who can read is 50 percent more likely to survive.  Countries that raise the literacy rate by 20-30 percent have seen increases in the GDP of 8-16 percent and for every 1 percent increase in women’s education, 0.3 percent economic growth is seen.  If…

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