Aired: October 27, 2008 – 11:00 AM PST
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TITLE:  Stopping Human trafficking and treating its victims

Special Guest: Pastor Kerry Decker and Dottie Laster, Founders of MillionKids.org

Guests: Pastor Kerry Decker and Dottie Laster from millionkids.org discuss with Allen the growing tragedy of human trafficking and how they are fighting to stop it. Listen in as Allen discusses with Kerry and Dottie this important issue, and how we can help stop human trafficking, and help the victims of it.

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Slavery is not a thing of the past. Human trafficking is modern-day slavery. According to UNICEF over one million children are trafficked annually worldwide. This means that every 26 seconds another child is forced to become a sex worker or someone’s labor slave. Other human tragedies may be unavoidable, but no child should have to face this nightmare.

At Million Kids, we believe if the bad guys are harming this many children a year, then the good guys must help even more. And with the efforts of our partners and your support, we can

Million Kids distributes designated funds to recognized agencies and activists working to prevent and eradicate human trafficking. Million Kids is a single-issue nonprofit committed to ending the human trafficking and sexual exploitation of children.

An independent review panel of anti-trafficking and child welfare professionals considers projects submitted by our partners and recommends which ones to fund. Qualified organizations and professionals then implement approved projects. This means that more children lost to trafficking will be rescued and rehabilitated. And solid prevention programs will keep vulnerable children from being victimized.

Human Trafficking is the fastest growing illegal business in the world. Children are the commodity. This must be stopped.

“Million Kids has been an invaluable resource in our efforts to stop the deportation of victims of human trafficking, and to help them receive the legal status and support services they need. From bringing different actors together to providing guidance in T visa applications to coordinating activities of different agencies to ensure the best results for victims of human trafficking, Million Kids facilitates the positive resolution of these complex cases and is an invaluable resource in combatting this terrible affront to human rights.”  Aaron Haas, Staff Attorney, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid

“Children who do not know their rights are vulnerable and easily fall prey as victims of abuse. Million Kids has been a strong partner in our efforts to raise awareness about human trafficking and promote human rights. Thank for your partnership and collaboration.” Mary Shuttleworth, Ed.D., President of Youth for Human Rights International

“The Frederick Douglass Family Foundation is proud to work with Million Kids in an effort to end the trafficking of children in the U.S. and abroad. We support the efforts of Million Kids and hope that you will too.”
Robert J. Benz, Executive Vice President of Frederick Douglass Family Foundation

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