November 18, 2011

“10 times as many girls are trafficked into brothels annually as African slaves were transported to the New World in the peak years of the slave trade.”

“We smile on the outside,” she said, “but inside we are crying.”

A must read via the NY Times and Kristof.

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Robert Nov 21, 2011 7:33pm

I listened to this talk a few days ago and I I am just beginning to digest it. Once in awhile, I am made aware of something that will change the equation of how I will approach life. I don't know exactly how this will unfold, but I do know, I have been changed. There is no topic more important than this.

craigholliday Nov 18, 2011 11:04pm

unbelievable our world….

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