UN FUNDS TRAFFICKING VICTIMS

The plight of human trafficking victims received a major boost with the launch of the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking in Persons. The Fund will provide humanitarian, legal and financial aid to victims of human trafficking through established channels of assistance, such as governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations.

The launch at UN Headquarters in New York drew a range of supporters. These included UN leaders, humanitarians, actors Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher, and New York Times Pulitzer Prize winning author and journalist Nicholas Kristof, among others.  http://www.un.org/news

Ms. Moore and Mr. Kutcher have created “DNA,” the Demi and Ashton Foundation, which aims to raise awareness about child sex slavery worldwide, change the cultural stereotypes about the issue and rehabilitate victims.  

Read Half the Sky, a noteworthy book about resilient women and girls around the world turning oppression into opportunity with the support of others.

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