"A human trafficker can earn 20 times what he or she paid for a girl. Provided the girl was not physically brutalized to the point of ruining her beauty, the pimp could sell her again for a greater price because he had trained her and broken her spirit, which saves future buyers the hassle. A 2003 study in the Netherlands found that, on average, a single sex slave earned her pimp at least $250,000 a year." - RandomHistory

Saturday, October 22, 2011

10,000 Push-ups in the Bag!

Yep, job done. And I'll be doing it all again next year! To keep in the loop, subscribe to Crush Slavery News and @crushslavery My hearty thanks to the folks that joined me in the campaign. Together, we can Crush Slavery!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Some great public awareness ads from Anti-Slavery Australia...

Domestic Worker

Trafficking for domestic servitude can happen in private homes. Debt bondage, coercion, exploitation, sexual assault, threats of deportation and social isolation may indicate trafficking.

Restaurant Worker

People who are trafficked may be unlawful or hold visas entitling them to work in Australia. Signs of trafficking may include debt bondage, deception, coercion, threat and control.

Agriculture Worker

This 30 second short film is about trafficking into agricultural work and shows how coercion, withholding of passport, non-payment of wages, and threats to report to immigration can be signs of trafficking.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Nearly done - for now.

Only 300 push-ups and 27 million slaves to go!

The first campaign is drawing to a close. (Just in time for the baby!) But this cause is just getting started. I'll be doing it again next year - even larger and louder.

I've totally found my lifetime calling here. We're all flooded daily by a barrage of great causes, but the combined effect only seems to make you keep your money to yourself.  You're best

Over the last 100 days, I've reached about 40,000 people live in Martin Place, 17,000 via facebook, and 11,600 via crushslavery.com, which makes nearly 70,000, plus untold thousands reached second & third hand from folks forwarding the template email on to their friends & colleagues. By way of responses, I've had 134 people join the facebook cause, 226 signed the online petition, plus 100 offline signatures, which adds up to a healthy 460 personal responses.  (And that's not even counting the newspaper readerships of 310,000 for MX and 2x 147,000 for both times in The Sutherland Shire Leader, totalling 600,000.)

But let's give the first campaign one last push: Forward the http://j.mp/slaverypetition link to all your friends!. :)

While we prepare for the next campaign, you might like to subscribe to the new online paper: Crush Slavery News. Stay in touch, and join me in 2012! We'll be taking this to a whole new level next year!

Watch out world - we're gonna knock slavery over in this lifetime!

What will you do to stop Human Trafficking & Slavery?