The diplomat brought Shanti Gurung to New York in 2006 with the promise of paying her $100 a month to do light cooking and a few chores. The 17-year-old ended up working 16-hour days, cooking, cleaning, doing the laundry, grocery shopping and giving massages.
I have always been proud to call progressive, liberal San Francisco my adopted home, until now. I was horrified to learn that San Francisco is one of the centers for international crime networks that smuggle and enslave women.
People too often only talk about the horror and despair surrounding child trafficking and exploitation (which is a reality), but not enough about the hope, empowerment and change that is also just as much of a reality.
While it is still unclear what stance Neeman or any of the other government leaders will take -- what is clear is that more public attention needs to be paid to an issue that involves multiple rapes and modern day slavery.
Just as we need to rally to combat the crimes of sex traffickers to free women and girls, we need to ramp up our efforts to help the next generation of men make sense of the world that they see on the screen and the one they encounter in the streets.