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Immigrant and Migrant Issues for Minority Women: Human Trafficking

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Slavery. Many people think it's something from a history book. But modern-day slavery — human trafficking — is happening every day around the world and in the United States.

Trafficking is the fastest growing and second-largest criminal industry in the world today. The U.S. State Department estimates that 600,000 to 800,000 people a year are trafficked across international borders. Of these, an estimated 14,500 to 17,500 are trafficked into the United States. About 80 percent of victims are women and girls. U.S. victims are usually from Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, and Africa.

Traffickers often target the poor, the unemployed, the underemployed, and other people desperate for a better life. They lure their victims with promises of good jobs, money, or fresh start. Victims are then used for forced labor or sexual exploitation. They work unpaid or under-paid jobs like farm work, sweatshops, restaurant work, and as domestic help. The hours are long and the work is hard. Sexual exploitation victims are forced to work as prostitutes, used for pornography, or forced into marriage or other kinds of relationships.

The victims are trapped. Many do not have the money or resources to leave. In other cases, the abusers may be holding the victim's identification papers. They are beaten, mentally abused, starved, and in some cases, kept under lock and key.

Help is available for trafficking victims. If you are a victim, know someone who is a victim, or know of a person(s) or operation you think may be involved in trafficking, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 888-3737-888. The National Human Trafficking Resource Center can help with calls from all regions of the United States. The hotline operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

More resources on Immigrant and Migrant issues.

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From the desk of Tania Fiolleau
Founder of Save The Women Ministry International
July 31, 2012



Get ready for the exciting new TV Talk Show with Tania. Fiolleau hosting "Tania's Truth Talk!" Get the delio on the TTT! on the Saturday night segments of "The Harpreet Singh Show on Joy TV 10!!

Starts Saturday September 1st @ 9:30 pm, repeats Mondays @ 8:00am. Exciting new stories of people with crazy pasts that have found redemption in Jesus Christ. Next month’s guests feature Playboy centerfolds, exotic dancers, porn stars, ex-gangsters and hip hop R&B rappers, people who have served life sentences & more! This will be a bold and controversial show that gets to the bottom of todays controversial issues. Tania has never been one to hold back and she's not about to start now!!

Former Madam, Tania Fiolleau has been featured on national and international radio and television talk shows as well as making the front page of Canadian newspapers last year for her stand against the legalization of prostitution. Her latest appearance on television in the past few days tells it all – “Are men paying for rape?”

To view this interview:

Following a thunderous divorce and as in any such proceedings where children are concerned, a custody battle ensued. To earn the first $5000 needed to retain a lawyer, Tania went to her first massage parlor and began the career of a prostitute and later of a Madam of 4 brothels employing well over 500 prostituted women.

Tania was quoted saying, “since I was a Madam, many of the clients that frequented my brothels and many others, were none other than politicians, famous actors and public figures – all paying for raping my girls!”

Tania Fiolleau is the author of “Souled Out!” which is an account of her life in the prostitution industry as a Madam. Her next book: “Redeemed “ will be available later this year.

Tania Fiolleau. TV Talk Show Host 
Founder of Save The Women Ministry International
Author/International Speaker

August 11, 2012 - 1:54pm
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