Global Centurion: April Newsletter

June 3, 2013


Do You Know the Next Norma Hotaling Award Recipient?

Do You Know the Next Norma Hotaling Award RecipientNorma Hotaling (1951-2008), founder of SAGE, transcended homelessness, addiction and prostitution to transform her suffering into opportunity and hope for others. Trafficked into prostitution as a child, she remained trapped in the sex industry for eighteen years. By sheer personal will, she overcame the vicious cycle of violence, abuse, and exploitation.

Determined to create exit strategies for others like her, she spent the next eighteen years of her life creating a safe haven for victims of prostitution and . She also called attention to inequities in the criminal justice system and focused on the demand side of sex trafficking by developing new programs and policies for men and boys.

To commemorate the anniversary of her passing on December 17th 2008, we offer  three awards paying tribute to Norma's legacy and recognizing individuals  continuing her life's work. To find our more about these awards and to nominate a  potential 2013 NHA recipient, please visit our site here. Together we can celebrate  Norma and honor those who are carrying on her vision.

Global Centurion Foundation Honored as Capital City Ball Beneficiary

For the second year in a row, Global Centurion Foundation has been selected as one of three charities to be honored at Washington D.C.'s premier anti-trafficking gala, the Capital City  Ball. The concept for the Capital City Ball was created in September 2007 by a group of DC area professionals who saw an opportunity to create a high caliber, annual black tie party held the weekend before Thanksgiving.

The goals of the Capital City Ball are simple: host a top notch party, make sure the guests have a good time, and raise money and for leading anti-trafficking organizations.

This is a fantastic event, and we hope you will visit the Capital City Ball website to learn more or contact us if you would like to donate an auction item, sponsor a table or become a supporter on behalf of Global Centurion Foundation. Stay tuned for more information about this event!

New Campaign Targets Demand

Earlier this year, the Captives launched a new “Reducing  the Demand” marketing campaign, targeting the Johns by unveiling a commercial that will air on television this summer. In this commercial, Sheriff Garcia makes it clear that men who  purchase women and girls will no longer be tolerated in Harris  County. Besides television, the marketing campaign includes radio PSAs and billboards, which highlight that when you buy sex you are fueling human trafficking. You can help learn more about sponsoring one of Free the Captives' demand-focused anti-trafficking billboards here.

2013 Report Released

Earlier this month, the United States Department of State released the 2013 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, one of our government's principal diplomatic tools used to engage foreign governments on human trafficking. The 2013 TIP Report follows the tradition of the  past decade of reports, placing countries into one of three tiers based on the extent of their government's efforts to comply with the minimum standards for eliminating human trafficking, found in Section 108 of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. The report represents an  updated, global snapshot of the nature and scope of trafficking in persons and the wide variety of government and non-government actions available to reduce human trafficking worldwide. Visit the State Department's Trafficking in Persons Office to read more about this  important resource.


This “Eyes on Trafficking” story is reprinted from its original location.


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