The United Nations defines human trafficking as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, or receipt of persons by improper means (such as force, abduction, fraud, or coercion) for an improper purpose including forced labor or sexual exploitation.
MoviesMakingADifference a 501c3, raises awareness through films and then aids the survivors of such crimes.
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil, is for good men to do nothing"
~ Sir Edmund Burke
Our Mission Statement ~ To be MakingADifference by making socially conscious feature films, then directly aiding the victims upon whom these films shed light. ~ Human Trafficking ~ Child Brides ~ Child Labor ~ Physical, Sexual, Emotional and Spiritual Abuse ~ Right here in the USA.
Headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, and with an office in West Palm Beach, FL, MoviesMakingADifference creates feature films that not only entertain, but highlight unacceptable circumstances under which men, women and especially children become helpless victims. We do not believe that this can only be achieved through traditional documentaries. By focusing on all cinematic genres, we can learn about ourselves and take action. As a nonprofit 501(c)3 we then directly aid the survivors upon whom our films shed light.
Please contact Diana@MoviesMakingADifference.org for all inquiries. Thanks!
Trafficking, child marriage, and child slavery is a much bigger issue than you may think.
Much of it is happening within our borders.
Forced labor, sometimes also referred to as labor trafficking, encompasses the range of activities—recruiting, harboring, transporting, providing, or obtaining—involved when a person uses force or physical threats, psychological coercion, abuse of the legal process, deception, or other coercive means to compel someone to work. Migrants are particularly vulnerable to this form of human trafficking, but individuals also may be forced into labor in their own countries. Female victims of forced or bonded labor, especially women and girls in domestic servitude, are often sexually abused or exploited as well.
There are only four states — Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey — that completely ban underage marriages. Most states have a minimum age of 18 but allow loopholes like parental consent that can leave girls vulnerable.
Girls as young as ten are legally getting married in the United States - nearly 300,000 since 2000, according to a new report. With no protective federal law in place, over 20 states allow for child marriage at 16 years, and 10 have no age limit whatsoever.
Equally appaling is the federal criminal code which prohibits sex with a child aged 12 to 15, but exempts those who first marry the child.
STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Human Trafficking is a crime that involves exploiting a person for labor, services, or commercial sex.
The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 and its subsequent reauthorizations define human trafficking as:
a) Sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age; or
b) The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery. (22 U.S.C. § 7102(9)).