What is Slavery? CAN YOU ANSWER?
LETS STOP IT!
WHAT DO ANGELS IN THE Field promoting awareness through presentations in schools,high schools, college, University,churches,Government Agencies,Law Enforcement interact with senators ,Immigration officers and Groups.
PROMOTE AWARENESS BY INVITING US REPRESENTATIVE TO COME AND SPEAK AT A CHURCH OR ORGANIZATION AIRPORT.CALL US AT 360 463-7912 OR DONATE MONEY TO HELP FIGHT SEX TRAFFICKING AND MODERN DAY SLAVERY SEND IT TO P.O. BOX 1693 SHELTON WA 98584 YOU CAN SEND A CHECK, CASH TO CONTINUED TO HELP VICTIMS IN INDIA,COLOMBIA OR USA,SO YOU WILL HELP PEOPLE RECOGNIZE VICTIMS SO THEY CAN BE FREED AND BROUGHT TO SAFETY WERE THEY CAN RECEIVED COUNSELING AND ASSISTANCE. 22 YEARS OF SLAVERY I BEEN WORKING TO SAVE VICTIMS TURNING A TRAGEDY INTO STRENGTH I CAN OFFER OTHER VICTIMS SAFETY AND WORK WITH THEM TO BRING THEM TO CHRIST JESUS AND PUT THEM AS GOD WANTS US INTO THE RIGHT DIRECTION.
Our Angels In The Field Board Member are :
Debra Lopez: President/Founder
Mark Sortary: Director
Pat Brandom: Tresure
Lacksmaiah : Vice president Buisness administration
Angels In The Field concentrate on working to wake up the nation and communities to the horrific reality that victims of human trafficking and child sexual exploitation are confine to third world countries, but that the network is global,putting our own children at risk. Especially with predators that are constantly, looking for a innocent child or little girl, or teenager from the nightmare of selling them to predator that out this children for prostitution,Pornography,drug mule, lab our, and the list fall as big
as you want to be.
Approximately 6000,000 to 800,000 victims annually are trafficked worldwide
14,000 to 18,000 victims are trafficked in the United States
In our country, thousands of children go missing,many are never found,possibly sold into slavery or exploitation.
This summer we have been working on a Causes campaign to raise awareness of child slavery and stop it once and for all. We know that 50% of slaves are children. This breaks our hearts, but we know that we can change that number with your help. Please join with us in the fight to end child slavery in our lifetime by donating now. Read on to learn more about the work we are doing to protect innocent children from exploitation.
Arisa is enrolled in 6th grade, a big shift from her days on the streets. She works hard in school, and is helpful around the Children’s Home. She helps the younger children with their homework and getting ready in the morning. She loves school and has received awards for her writing and drawing. She dreams of getting a university level education, although she at times gets discouraged when she thinks of where she came from. Yet she is thankful of the opportunity given to her, excited that one day she will no longer be stateless, as a university education will help her get an ID card.
Solar panels donated by Panels for Progress were just delivered to Not For Sale Thailand’s Children’s Home this week, despite harsh road conditions. VP Solar will shortly begin installation of the solar panels, which will eventually allow the Children’s Home to be energy independent during the day. Not only does this save them money, but thanks to a new government energy trading program, will provide additional income for the house. It also allows Not For Sale to install a computer lab for the children. Donate to help us continue to find innovative ways to provide better lives for at risk children.
Prevention Conference Last week, Not For Sale Romania held a week long prevention camp for vulnerable youth. There were both fun and educational activities, and staff and survivors taught the children about exploitation and how they can avoid it. Young survivors shared their stories with the other youth as way to prevent others from having to face the same suffering that they have. This is just one way that Not For Sale is working upstream to stop exploitation at the source. Join us today to say that children are not for sale.
Horrors of Slavery
Slavery refers to a condition in which individuals are owned by others, who control where they live and at what they work. Slavery had previously existed throughout history, in many times and most places. The ancient Greeks, the Romans, Incas and Aztecs all had slaves.
What does it mean to be a slave or enslaved person?
To be a slave is to be owned by another person. A slave is a human being classed as property and who is forced to work for nothing. An enslaved person is a human being who is made to be a slave. This language is often used instead of the word slave, to refer to the person and their experiences and to avoid the use of dehumanising language.
What does it mean to be a Chattel Slave?
A chattel slave is an enslaved person who is owned for ever and whose children and children’s children are automatically enslaved. Chattel slaves are individuals treated as complete property, to be bought and sold.
Chattel slavery was supported and made legal by European governments and monarchs. This type of enslavement was practised in European colonies, from the sixteenth century onwards.
The Triangular Trade
The Slave Trade
The Transatlantic Slave Trade had three stages:
Slave ships from Britain left ports like London, Liverpool and Bristol for West Africa carrying goods such as cloth, guns, ironware and drink that had been made in Britain.
Later, on the West African coast, these goods would be traded for men, women and children who had been captured by slave traders or bought from African chiefs.
African dealers kidnapped people from villages up to hundreds of miles inland. One of these people was Quobna Ottabah Cugoano who described in the autobiography how the slavers attacked with pistols and threatened to kill those who did not obey. They marched the captives to the coast where they would be traded for goods. The prisoners would be forced to march long distances, as Major Galan describes, with their hands tied behind their backs and their necks connected by wooden yokes.
On the African coast, European traders bought enslaved peoples from travelling African dealers or nearby African chiefs. Families were separated.
The traders held the enslaved Africans until a ship appeared, and then sold them to a European or African captain. It often took a long time for a captain to fill his ship. He rarely filled his ship in one spot. Instead he would spend three to four months sailing along the coast, looking for the fittest and cheapest slaves.
Ships would sail up and down the coast filling their holds with enslaved Africans. On the brutal ‘Middle Passage’, enslaved Africans were densely packed onto ships that would carry them to the West Indies.
There were many cases of violent resistance by Africans against slave ships and their crews. These included attacks from the shore by ‘free’ Africans against ships or longboats and many cases of shipboard revolt by slaves.
In the West Indies enslaved Africans would be sold to the highest bidder at slave auctions.
Once they had been bought, enslaved Africans worked for nothing on plantations.
They belonged to the plantation owner, like any other possession, and had no rights at all. The enslaved Africans were often punished very harshly.
Enslaved Africans resisted against their enslavement in many ways, from revolution to silent, personal resistance. Some refused to be enslaved and took their own lives. Sometimes pregnant women preferred abortion to bringing a child into slavery.
On the plantations, many enslaved Africans tried to slow down the pace of work by pretending to be ill, causing fires or ‘accidentally’ breaking tools. Whenever possible, enslaved Africans ran away. Some escaped to South America, England or North America. Also there were hundreds of slave revolts.
Two thirds of the enslaved Africans, taken to the Americas, ended up on sugar plantations. Sugar was used to sweeten another crop harvested by enslaved Africans in the West Indies – coffee.
With the money made from the sale of enslaved Africans, goods such as sugar, coffee and tobacco were bought and carried back to Britain for sale. The ships were loaded with produce from the plantations for the voyage home.
Slavery and Forced Labor
Rights at Stake
International and Regional Instruments of Protection and Promotion
National and International Protection Agencies
Advocacy, Educational and Training Materials
What is slavery?
To be a slave is to be controlled by another person or persons so that your will does not determine your life’s course, and rewards for your work and sacrifices are not yours to claim. According to Kevin Bales, one of the world’s leading experts on contemporary slavery, “people are enslaved by violence and held against their wills for purposes of exploitation.” While people today most likely believe that slavery is a thing of the past, the practice is still thriving wherever poverty, social conditions, and gullability can be exploited. Bale estimates that there are 27 million slaves in the world today. (Kevin Bales, Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy, University of California Press, 1999)
The Slavery Convention (article 1.1) in 1926 defined slavery as
“…the status or condition of a person over whom any or all of the powers attaching to the right of ownership are exercised….”
The convention defined slave trade as
“…all acts involved in the capture, acquisition or disposal of a person with intent to reduce him to slavery; all acts involved in the acquisition of a slave with a view to selling or exchanging him; all acts of disposal by sale or exchange of a slave acquired with a view to being sold or exchanged, and, in general, every act of trade or transport in slaves by whatever means of conveyance.” (article 1.2)
The 1926 Convention’s definition of slavery was broadened to include forced or compulsory labor in 1930 in the ILO Convention (No. 29) concerning Forced or Compulsory Labour (article 2.1):
“…all work or service which is exacted from any person under the menace of any penalty and for which the said person has not offered himself voluntarily.”
According to the United Nations, 4 million people a year are traded against their will to work in a form of servitude. The majority of them come from Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America.
Rights at Stake
1) The practices and institutions of debt bondage: the status or condition arising from a pledge by a debtor of his personal services or of those of a person under his control as security for a debt, if the value of those services as reasonably assessed is not applied towards the liquidation of the debt or the length and nature of those services are not respectively limited and defined.
2) The practices and institutions of serfdom: the condition or status of a tenant who is by law, custom or agreement bound to live and labour on land belonging to another person and to render some determinate service to such other person, whether for reward or not, and is not free to change his status.
3) Servile forms of marriage: a woman, without the right to refuse, is promised or given in marriage on payment of a consideration in money or in kind to her parents, guardian, family or any other person or group; or the husband of a woman, his family, or his clan, has the right to transfer her to another person for value received or otherwise; or a woman on the death of her husband is liable to be inherited by another person.
4) The exploitation of children and adolescents: any institution or practice whereby a child or young person under the age of 18 years, is delivered by either or both of his natural parents or by his guardian to another person, whether for reward or not, with a view to the exploitation of the child or young person or of his labor.
To determine exactly which practices constitute slavery it is necessary to consider the circumstances of the enslavement:
the degree of restriction of the individual’s inherent right to freedom of movement;
the degree of control of the individual’s personal belongings;
the existence of informed consent and a full understanding of the nature of the relationship between the parties.
In some cases states that have agreed to the definitions of slavery set forth by the conventions may be endorsing circumstances that enslave individuals within their jurisdiction – thus enforcing the abolitionist conventions becomes difficult and controversial. Prison systems, for example, are state sanctioned and often provide cheap (if not free) labor for corporations – all legal by the laws of some states.
By these definitions and under a variety of circumstances slaves are a part of our lives – from the chocolate that we eat to the charcoal we burn, slave labor may have contributed to the production of the goods we use daily.
The International Labor Organization (ILO) says there are eight main forms of forced labor in the world today. ILO’s definitions and the countries it cites as examples of where the practices exist:
Consider ministering to young girls that have escaped through an advocacy, local juvenile detention facility, Woman’s shelter, or foster care program, most of this girls don’t know English and are vulnerable because of inability to speak the language or you can contact Debra/DJ’s Organization, there is a Angels H.O.P.E, and Freedom for Me. It also, offers training, and information materials for churches, news letter that we will be having in our website soon, Please, direct any girls or individual person that has been trafficked and child sexual exploited so, We as an organization , mentor girls caught in Trafficking.
Sex trafficking occurs when people are forced or coerced into the commercial sex trade against their will. Child sex trafficking includes any child involved in commercial sex. Sex traffickers frequently target vulnerable people with histories of abuse and then use violence, threats, lies, false promises, debt bondage, or other forms of control and manipulation to keep victims involved in the sex industry. Sex trafficking exists within the broader commercial sex trade, often at much larger rates than most people realize or understand. Sex trafficking has been found in a wide variety of venues of the overall sex industry, including residential brothels, hostess clubs, online escort services, fake massage businesses, strip clubs, and street prostitution. For sex trafficking resource packs, click here.
The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) is a national, toll-free hotline, available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year.
The NHTRC is a program of Polaris Project, a non-profit, non-governmental organization working exclusively on the issue of human trafficking.
We are not a government entity, law enforcement or an immigration authority.
Call us at: 1-888-3737-888
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2)Contact the National Human Trafficking resources if you suspect someone is being trafficked and needs help. Trafficking Victim can also contact the Center at 1888-373-7888. this non-profit government hotline is open 24 hours a day,7 days a week.
3) Pray against the spiritual warfare that exist for people, such as DJ’ involved is exposing human trafficking and helping Victims. There are powerful people in this country, Including the very wealthy and some high in politics, Who are involved in trafficking Movement, and do not want our work to succeed, DJ’s Angels sails. We need prayers for protection, provision, and the ability to reach and help these girls.
4) Donate funds to support Victims. Some girls associated with DJ’s Angels Ministry need cloth,food, and toiletries once they live prison. Other needs help with fees for school. Contact DJ’s Angels H.O.P.E for Me.
5) check our websites for more articles about what the church and other woman are doing.