Wednesday, April 26, 2006

George Washington University hosts play and panel discussion on human trafficking

The online student paper of Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, MD reported that on April 22, the George Washington University (GW) hosted a play exposing the harsh truth of human trafficking, followed by a panel discussion with experts.

The evening focused on informing the audience about sexual slavery, which annually forces 700,000 women and children into prostitution ... The presentation included a portion of the play 'Becoming Natashas,' a dramatization of the book The Natashas: Inside the New Global Sex Trade by Victor Malarek.

According to Samantha Healy, a member of Shared Hope International, human trafficking occurs for various reason in Eastern European nations, but the most common condition tends to be economic disparity. ... The actors feel that the play has been widely accepted and beneficial to raising awareness on human trafficking.

Full article here.

For more information on the campaign to stop sexual slavery, visit Shared Hope and Human Trafficking.

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