Cultural Belief

12 Women are Free from Slavery
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12 Women are Free from Slavery

Twelve Nigerian women are free from slavery in Senegal today. Amy*, Sarah*, Maria*, and Lisa* were intercepted in Fadougou village on their way to what they believed were good jobs in restaurants, hotels, or boutiques that paid a good salary. Amy* says, “I left home because my father is a farmer, and I couldn’t continue…

“My story can change things” – Pieper Lewis, September 13th 2022
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“My story can change things” – Pieper Lewis, September 13th 2022

Joint statement regarding the sentencing of Piper Lewis prepared by the Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery and Shared Hope International In sentencing child sex trafficking survivor, Pieper Lewis, on September 13, 2022, Judge David Porter stated, “Ms. Lewis, this is the second chance you asked for. You don’t get a third. Do you…

Child marriage: Some girls still being sold for cows in South Sudan
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Child marriage: Some girls still being sold for cows in South Sudan

Young girls are still being auctioned off into marriage in exchange for cows in South Sudan, activists have said. The issue was one they had hoped to raise with the Pope when he visited the country in two weeks – a trip that has now been postponed because he is not well enough to travel….