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The Justice Conference 2011

The Justice Conference is about the nature of justice. Justice as the foundation of human rights. Justice as the expression of equality. Justice as the fabric of freedom. Justice as forgiveness. Justice as reconciliation. Justice as restored relationship between the creator and the created. Justice as the very nature of God.

The Justice Conference is about the location of justice. Justice at work on Monday morning. Justice as driving to the store in the suburbs. Justice as playing soccer on the pavement in the projects. Justice as selling sugar in the slums of Kenya. Justice as brainstorming in the corporate boardroom. Justice as the small decisions made every day. Justice as the shared universal maxim.

The Justice Conference is about the work of justice. Justice as a call. Justice as a commission. Justice as vocation. Justice as worship. Justice as identity. Justice as service. Justice as sacrifice.

The Justice Conference is 2 days, 12 speakers, 50 organizations and hundreds of book titles all about the Biblical nature of justice.

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Half the Sky

In Somaliland, where local camels often have more freedom than women, Edna Adan knew that her country needed a hospital dedicated to serving women. There were so many challenges, like the time a nomadic woman gave birth in the desert and developed a fistula, tearing her bladder. Her husband couldn’t stand her smell and wetness, so he stabbed her in the throat. To build a hospital for such women, Edna secured an abandoned site, which had been used as a dump; she cobbled together money and construction began. When the hospital was mostly built, but still lacked a roof, the money ran out. Two Americans got wind of her project and started a campaign to raise funds for Edna…

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Northwest Coalition Against Trafficking

The Northwest Coalition Against Trafficking founded by Soroptimist International Northwestern Region, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, is a coalition of many Agencies, Political Leaders, Community Organizations, Individuals, Media and Business Supporters throughout the Northwest working to Inform, Educate, and Protect the women and girls from Human Labor & Sex Trafficking in the Northwest Region of the United States of America.

Soroptimist International Northwestern Region is the second largest Soroptimist Region in our Federation (behind Japan) and the largest in the United States. Our 108 clubs and over 3,000 members service all the communities throughout Washington, Oregon, Montana, Alaska, and Northern Idaho.

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humantrafficking.org

The purpose of this Web site is to bring Government and NGOs in the East Asia and Pacific together to cooperate and learn from each other’s experiences in their efforts to combat human trafficking. This Web site has country-specific information such as national laws and action plans and contact information on useful governmental agencies. It also has a description of NGO activities in different countries and their contact information.

In the Asian Regional Initiative Against Trafficking (ARIAT) meeting in 2000, and in other international initiatives, the participants proposed to promote cooperation and partnership among their governments, NGOs, international organizations, private sector, and civil society organizations in prevention, protection, reintegration and prosecution aspects of trafficking in persons. It was suggested that countries should build regional cooperation networks, including cooperation through the Internet, to combat the issue of human trafficking. As a result of the unanimous recommendation of the ARIAT meeting, this Web site was supported by the United States of America Department of State between 2001 and 2008.

The HumanTrafficking.org project is being implemented by the Academy for Educational Development (AED).

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Night Light

“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.” Isaiah 9:2

NightLight is an international organization committed to addressing the complex issues surrounding trafficking and prostitution by catalyzing individual and community transformation. NightLight’s vision is to offer intervention to sexually exploited women and children, to enable them to discover their dignity, and to provide a program of holistic transformation, empowering them to live and work in their community.

NightLight’s mission is to build relationships and provide hope, intervention, rescue and assistance to women and children exploited in the sex industry by offering alternative employment, vocational opportunities, life-skills training and physical, emotional and spiritual development to women seeking freedom. NightLight builds support networks internationally to intervene and assist women, men and children whose lives are negatively impacted by the sex industry.

In Bangkok, Nightlight operates as a business (NightLight Design, Co. Ltd) and a non-profit (NightLight Foundation). In the United States, NightLight operates as a 501c3 with branches in Los Angeles and Atlanta.

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India Partners

India Partners is a U.S. Christian development and relief organization committed to supporting self-help ministry projects in India. We believe in helping the people of India help themselves, with God’s grace. Our partner organizations in India serve all regardless of caste, religion, gender, or creed.

Our Mission Statement is: “Partnering with the people of India in ministry by cultivating relationships, sharing resources, and encouraging self-sufficiency through the compassion and wisdom of Jesus Christ.”

India Partners helps through development assistance, training local leaders, disaster relief, and education. India Partners also coordinates short-term teams, speakers, and sponsorship programs.

India Partners is a conduit to a broad group of indigenous Christian “rice-roots” agencies in India focused on alleviating poverty and injustice. We seek support from others who share our passion to empower change.

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The Girl Effect

Girls living in poverty are uniquely capable of creating a better future. But when a girl reaches adolescence, she comes to a crossroads. She can go one of two ways for her and for everyone around her. 1, She gets a chance. She gets educated. She stays healthy and HIV negative. Marries when she chooses. Raises a healthy family. She has the opportunity to raise the standard of living for herself and her family. 2, None of these things happen. She is illiterate. Married off. Is isolated. Is pregnant. Vulnerable to HIV. She and her family are stick in a cycle of poverty.

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OATH

The Oregon Human Trafficking Task Force (OHTTF) was first funded in 2005 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services with the following mandate:

PROMOTE PUBLIC AWARENESS regarding the realities of human trafficking within the state of Oregon.
PROVIDE TRAINING AND EDUCATION to Oregon citizens, professionals, and service providers regarding ‘best practices’ in identifying trafficking victims, connecting victims to critically needed services, and helping to bring human traffickers to justice.
COORDINATE VICTIM RESOURCES, and further improve support services available to human trafficking survivors in the state of Oregon.
INVESTIGATE TRAFFICKING CASES and assist in the aggressive prosecution of human traffickers within the state of Oregon.
PROVIDE STATISTICAL RESEARCH to the Department of Justice in their ongoing effort to measure the scope of human trafficking within the U.S. and the sufficiency of the government’s response.

Oregonians Against Trafficking Humans (OATH) is the OHTTF statewide campaign to encourage citizens to Take The Oath to help combat the growing scourge of human trafficking within the state of Oregon.
The fast and easy 4-step oath can be taken online at oregonoath.org. In as little as three minutes oath-takers read through a list of visible traits common to victims of human trafficking, write down the hotline numbers for reporting any potential cases of human trafficking, share the OATH website with other Oregonians, and lastly register their concern over human trafficking with Oregon authorities and state representatives.

Learn more about Oregonians Against Trafficking Humans (OATH).