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Sexual Trafficking

William Leary's 'Forsaken Angels' Is a Much-Needed, but Hard to Deliver Message

Vanessa Berben | Posted 09.24.2015 | DC
Vanessa Berben

When I initially decided to tackle one of the roles in Forsaken Angels, I thought I'd be spared from the difficult scenes. I thought going with the HUGE stretch of playing a 12-year-old in writer/director William Leary's drama about sexual trafficking meant I'd be safe.

Welcome to the Jungle: Teens Meet in Peru to Learn About Gender and Conservation

The Advice Project | Posted 07.28.2015 | Impact
The Advice Project

Waking up at the crack of dawn with a group of twelve teens and women isn't an easy task, but we had a flight to catch from Lima to Puerto Maldonado, so it couldn't be helped.

The Girls Matter Too: Addressing the Girls' Sexual Abuse to Prison Pipeline

Russell Simmons | Posted 07.09.2015 | Crime
Russell Simmons

We must see what is happening to our girls at the intersection of race, gender and poverty. The terrible truth is that if you are a poor Black or Brown girl who is victimized by sexual or physical violence and trauma, your suffering is denied. Instead, you are punished for it.

Spoiler Alert for Dreamcatcher, the Documentary: You Will be Moved

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.27.2015 | Impact
Carol Smaldino

A propos of sharing, Dreamcatcher seems unique in that it is in part an expose about a problem, or part of a problem, but at the same time it's a tender tribute to each and every person in the film.

Eve Ensler's Emotional Creature Speaks the Language of Girls

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 02.12.2013 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

Not every playwright wants their work to start a movement. That's where Eve Ensler differs. Therefore, it is not surprising that Ensler's new theatrical endeavor, Emotional Creature, would take on issues faced by girls across the world.

Kamala Harris Takes On Fastest Growing Criminal Enterprise

Los Angeles Daily News | Christina Villacorte | Posted 01.17.2013 | Los Angeles

California Attorney General Kamala Harris and other law enforcement officials vowed Friday to crack down on human trafficking -- both sex trafficking ...

Fighting Human Trafficking Through Film

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.07.2012 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

The arts can impact understanding and harness visibility for the key human rights issue of the 21st Century.

Sexual Trafficking in Israel

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

January 11 was Global Human Trafficking Awareness Day. The statistics are overwhelming. Sexual trafficking makes up a significant percentage of these numbers. No country is immune.

Emma Thompson, Featured in Fatal Promises, Speaks Out on Human Trafficking

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marcia G. Yerman

A new documentary examines the various facets of human trafficking. The film, four years in the making, follows the stories of five people -- three women and two men.