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New Year’s Lesson From Trafficked Victims

New Year’s Lesson From Trafficked Victims

Ingredients For A Happy New Year by Iana Matei with Pam Pyne I say it all the time, “I wish you a happy New Year.”  But what exactly does that mean? The girls from the shelter and I made some discoveries during this Christmas season that stand a good chance to move us forward into [...]

Her Story

Her Story

Book: I Kidnap Girls: Stealing from traffickers, restoring their victims. Iana Matei fights to free victims of the human sex slave industry. Whether speaking to the US State Department, the European Commission on Trafficking, The United Nations Human Development Global Forum, or to one abused, frightened girl, Iana brings the same convincing message: “Trafficking is not [...]

Root Cause Of Child Vulnerability To Human Trafficking (continued)

Root Cause Of Child Vulnerability To Human Trafficking (continued)

by Iana Matei with Pam Pyne (continued from December 6, 2010) The root cause of children being lured by human traffickers isn’t poverty. It’s dysfunctional families living in the midst of poverty.  Iana Matei When slave traders, transported 18 year old Sylvia, a virgin, from Romania to Italy with the intension of selling her into [...]

Message To Victims

Message To Victims

by Joy Morris There are so many times when things don’t go the way we planned for them to go. We feel as though it’s time to give up or to just give in. The sad thing is I believe our government sometimes behaves this way. When it comes to human trafficking, the pedophiles are [...]

Root Cause Of Child Vulnerability To Human Traffickers

Root Cause Of Child Vulnerability To Human Traffickers

by Iana Matei with Pam Pyne The root cause of children being lured by human traffickers isn’t poverty. It’s dysfunctional families living in the midst of poverty. When slave traders, transported 18 year old Sylvia from Romania to Italy with the intension of selling her into prostitution, the role her family played in her heroic [...]

Upcoming Anti-Trafficking Documentary

Upcoming Anti-Trafficking Documentary

This site describes the upcoming documentary featuring Iana Matei and other abolitionists. It also provides a wealth of information and resources. Visit the official site for Not My Life.