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Book Review: Odyssey of a Romanian Street Child by Catalin Dobrisan and John Kachelmyer

Author John Kachelmyer spent many years of his life in destitute places doing ministry among marginalized youth. Romania was just one chapter in his life, but this one chapter for him helped many children add new chapters and create alternative endings to their own stories. This book focusses on the story of a young man named, Cătălin.

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Movie Review - Nefarious: Merchant of Souls

Benjamin Nolot sets up for a journey on four continents to discover the reality of modern-day slavery. Nefarious explores how sex trafficking differs from country to country, and suggests that all the victims are both psychologically and emotionally enslaved. 

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Movie review - In Plain Sight: Stories of Hope and Freedom

In Plain Sight is an inspiring documentary focused on six modern-day abolitionists as they fight sex trafficking across America. Journeying to five US cities, the film shows what’s really going on down the street, in front of your eyes.

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Book Review: Ending Slavery

Kevin Bales is one of the most important persons that fights against human trafficking today. He played a crucial role in the modern initiatives regarding modern slavery, writing extensively on this subject. Kevin is also the co-founder and previously president of Free the Slaves Organization.

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Movie review - Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking is a powerful movie that presents the ugly reality of our times! A reality where 27 million people are being held captive in modern day slavery, a reality where 2.4 million people are trafficked at any given time. This movie shows us that this reality is much closer to us than we think.

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Book review: New Face of Human Trafficking

The topics covered offer beginners a great foundation of knowledge and arouses ones curiosity on the subject. The book is easy to understand and the use of diagrams simplifies the complicated and elaborate scheme that is organised crime.

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Book Review: The Natashas by Victor Malarek

Victor Malarek, an investigative journalist, opens the shocking world of trafficking up to you, sharing the real life stories of intimidation, fear, rape, torture and abuse that these brave young women are submitted to. He describes the way these women are exploited from their vulnerable situations of poverty, family breakdown and abuse.

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'Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Written by Herself' by Harriet Ann Jacobs

There were a few things in her story that stood out to me and challenged me, aside from the natural horror felt at reading her account of history that no human being deserves to endure. The first was that in the first half of the book she is always asking why those who know better don't risk to do something about it. Her story gave an unassuming accusation to those who know good, are good and yet refuse to do anything.

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The Locust Effect: Why the end of poverty requires the end of violence

The Locust Effect is years of experience, tears that have been wept and lives that have cried out for justice, all rolled up into one script for the world to take notice of.  I hope we all learn the lesson that the violence the poor face on a daily basis needs to be addressed or the aid and development work we do can be completely undermined by those that use terror as their tool of choice.

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