NFS News Archive April, 2010

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Amazing Work By NFS | Regional Directors

As a grassroots campaign, Not for Sale relies heavily on the work of the directors and our constituents to strengthen the movement, educate the public, and re-abolish slavery. A few shout-outs go to Jamee Herbert, the Connecticut State Director, and Anita Coco and Sarah Durfey, Massachusetts State Directors.

Jamee Herbert, a senior university student at Holy Cross put together an amazing fundraising event, which hosted the incredibly talented band, THE WRECKING, and a survivor of sex slavery, Theresa Flores, as powerful headliners.

NFS | Honduras–Protecting People and Conserving Nature

Just off the Caribbean coast of Honduras lays an archipelago of islands home to an indigenous population who have been marginalized and exploited for years. An influx in tourism in the area has caused a dramatic increase in sex trafficking. In addition, the construction of large resorts, which use improper sewage and garbage systems, have pushed locals to the outskirts where they use traditional slash-and-burn methods to clear the land for grazing. These factors combined are causing substantial pollutants to run off-shore, deteriorating the world’s second largest barrier reef.

There is an inextricable link between the protection and productivity of the land and the health of its communities. Therefore, Not For Sale is building a Hospitality and Conservation Institute. The institute provides vocational training and practical experience to hundreds of vulnerable youth and unemployed women. By creating jobs and employing locals in conservation focused tourist activities such as hiking, diving, and snorkeling, both the land and the people are effectively protected and empowered.

This Week: Stop Paying 4 Slavery Tour Rocks Ohio

The Stop Paying for Slavery Tour had an epic stop in Columbus, Ohio this week. Intervarsity Christian Fellowship hosted the Ohio State Price of Live Invitational, an incredible, dynamic, interactive weeklong event that focuses on human trafficking. The purpose of the week is to bring leaders, students, and all members of the community together with several local, national, and international organizations that are on the front lines in the battle against human trafficking.

Stop Paying For Slavery Tour Comes to Twin Cities, Minnesota

Coming to the Twin Cities April 22 – 24, 2010 A¬†multidimensional, multimedia, multi-day experience, the Not For Sale Campaign’s 2010 Stop Paying for Slavery Tour brings together education, law enforcement, faith communities, corporations, consumers and all justice seekers in the fight to end modern-day slavery. The tour illuminates each of our invisible connections to the […]

CAMBODIA | is | Not For Sale

Join NOT FOR SALE as we deploy innovative solutions across Cambodia to re-Abolish modern-day slavery. With your support, we’ll deploy sustainable, replicable innovation to combat modern slavery in Cambodia. Join us, as we prevent trafficking & provide opportunity for survivors to become actors in their own future.

Introducing Not For Sale South Africa

On March 18, 2010 Not For Sale Campaign launched the Not For Sale South Africa operation. Saskia Wishart, the new South Africa Regional Director works closely with Media Village, other NGO’s and local law enforcement to fight human trafficking and bring about structural change. Just last week, NFS SA sponsored a prayer day which took part in Cape Town’s new World Cup Soccer Stadium. The stadium was filled with nearly 55,000 people praying for the city, and focusing on child exploitation and human trafficking. Not For Sale was one of the featured organisations during this event. Not For Sale’s presence before and during the World Cup is crucial in bringing light to connections between human trafficking and the increase in foreigners in South Africa for the event.


Calling YOUR Representatives Representatives to Call: Senator Dianne Feinstein: Phone: 202-224-3841 Congressman Adam Schiff: Phone:¬† 202-225-4176 Congressman Michael Honda: Phone 202-225-2631 TALKING POINTS Thank you for your strong support to end human trafficking and slavery in the FY 2010 Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.¬† Your support provided $12.5 million to the Department […]


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