Sunday, September 2, 2012

79 Kids Rescued!

Yes, they may look like prostitutes, but these 79 kids were being held against their will!  
It's easy to jump to conclusions- let's take a stand and help educate before we point fingers...

June 25, 2012

57 cities
Arrested: 104 pimps
Rescued: 79 kids (2 boys, 77 girls)
Ages: 13-17

This past June the United State's Federal Bureau of Investigation successfully led a rescue mission to take down child prostitution through out the United States.  This collaborative effort of  2,500 state, local and federal officers took months of careful planning.  It is rescue missions like these that help place people on the road to living again (after much therapy). 

We must not forget all the money and time that is required to conduct rescue missions!  As a fashion bloggers, we must take a stand to help educate each other on these matters of sex slavery, how we can help end it, and how we can share the dangers of this with others in our communities!  See below to help us raise $500 to rescue child victims of human trafficking!

"Operation Cross Country is part of the FBI's Innocence Lost National Initiative which was started in 2003. With 47 task forces and working groups, the FBI says more than 2,200 children have been pulled off the streets along with more than 1,000 convictions of people exploiting kids. According to the FBI, many of the convictions have resulted in long prison sentences, including eight life terms.
Despite those figures, the FBI and child advocates said child prostitution continues to be a serious problem and they called on the public to realize it can happen in any town and neighborhood.
Allen said the best estimate is that at least 100,000 American kids get lured into prostitution every year." -CNN U.S. News Read More Here

Help us RAISE $500 to help RESCUE child victims of human trafficking in Cambodia! 
Click & pick a BASI member to donate through!


Ana Carneiro said...

knowing that such things take place right under our nose but we rarely notice them saddens me! I am definitely joining the blog, sorry it took me so long to answer you =)

Keep sharing these interesting news and you're sure to make a difference!
My Own Project

jessica-anne said...

This is great that you guys are working to raise awareness of these issues! I'm adding your badge to my blog :)

kim bim said...

oh my world!

Carolyna said...

that's great there is so many people who wants to help others. You are great person girl

Kelinha said...

Nice blog. Would you like to follow each other? =)

Antonella C'est moi said...

Great post..kisses

Francesca Giusti said...

You are an amazing person, good job! love your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D

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ElsaD said...

Thank u so much for sharing this. Very much needed! I am so sorry...awareness is the first step and go and do something about it. Let's stop this ASAP! xoxo

Fabulous Petite said...

Your blog is great. It's great because of what is stands for and what it is all about. Sometimes someone has to start and very one else follows.


Estilo Hedónico said...

Amazing post!!!!!


Darby said...

You are such an inspiration to others... I'm so glad I joined and followed on FB so I can stay up to date with everything!
xoxo Darby

Obviously Obsessed 

Marie said...

love your post and blog what about following eachothers on GFC ? :) maybe on facebook and twitter also? let me know :)

Margarita said...

Thanks for inviting me!
Followed this wonderful blog.

Simplicity is Chic said...

Wow, I'm loving the posts of this blog. The topics are really great. Continue the great work.

Kisses, Em**