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  • Human Trafficking

    [img]/images/user/1842_5458846577690628965.jpg[/img] Child Trafficking is the illegal sexual exploitation or forced labor of children. According to the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking, 30 million people are trafficked throughout the world, and 50% of victims are estimated to be children. Approximately 80% of human trafficking is sexual, while 20% involves forced labor. Victims include orphans, poor children, victims of domestic violence, and runaway children. Children between the age of 12 to 14 are at the highest risk to enter human trafficking, though children younger and older are vulnerable as well. People recruiting child victims target children by offering false affection and promises of money, protection, and education, but these promises are not met. The physical and psychological effects of human trafficking are serious. Children being trafficked lack shelter, live in unsanitary conditions, suffer physical abuse, are malnourished, and are forced to work long ho...
  • My #GivBack Story

    For part of my life, my family's been on the receiving end of giving, but now that I'm able to give back, this is my GivBack story. I'm the daughter of two immigrant parents who came from Romania as refugees to escape religious persecution and the oppression of communist dictatorship. When my parents first got to The United States they were really poor and struggled to make a living but a world of opportunities that they otherwise never would have been exposed to awaited them. When I was born, we lived in a small apartment for a couple of years while my mom went to nursing school and my dad worked in a factory. We later moved to a rural town in Connecticut and my brother and sister were soon born. Through our local school, the three of us have many opportunities to learn and take part in extracurricular activities, music classes, online classes, and public school partnerships with local colleges. I'm thankful for the opportunities that I have to get an education, but...
  • The Ebola Crisis and Education

    [img]/images/user/1842_14493117560764972029.jpg[/img] The 2014 West Africa Ebola outbreak is the largest that has ever occurred, with more than 10,000 cases diagnosed. The disease has a fatality rate up to 90%, and without a cure, the best thing we can do is contain it. In an effort to prevent the virus from spreading, schools across West African countries like Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, have shut down. Children are staying home or working rather than going to school, and every day that Ebola prevents them from going to school, they are falling behind in the education that they need to escape the cycle of poverty that many of them are held back by. Already suffering from a lack of resources, shortage of teachers, and school violence, West African schools now have an added struggle to face. Funds for schools and teacher training have been suspended in order to fund the efforts to fight Ebola. Despite national struggles, West African residents are taking action to rem...
  • Interview with Ruchira Gupta (Apne Aap Founder)

    [img]http://givology.org/images/user/1842_3236767046174309204.jpg[/img] Givology is ecstatic to partner with Apne Aap Women World Wide, a grassroots organization that targets to end sex trafficking. Givology fully supports Apne Aap’s mission and visions. The courageous Ruchira Gutpa, founder of Apne Aap, began as a journalist and traveled to Nepal. When she was in Nepal and she came across loads of villages that did not have young women. After being perplexed, she ask some local men that were gambling and playing cards, “where are the girls?” Some of the men smiled sheepishly and responded “don’t you know they are in Bombay?” She began to explore what was going on; Ruchira stated “to my horror I found that the sex trade still exist.” It starts with poor farmers that lack education. An agent from this sex industry would pay the parents or families a low price to buy their daughter, similar to $50. The agents tell the fathers that they can offer their daughters a job i...
  • International Day of the Girl Child

    [img]/images/user/1842_3257248989082755952.jpg[/img] “October 11 is not just a day; it’s a movement. A worldwide revolution.” October 11 is the International Day of the Girl Child, a day honored by the UN since 2012 in order to unite gender equality activists and raise awareness for girls suffering from gender discrimination. Girls are oppressed by domestic violence and forced to marry at a young age, kept from getting an education, sexualized and forced to meet high beauty standards set by the media, and treated unequally in the work place, but these issues are finally being paid attention to on an international level. Gender inequality is reaching the international agenda as girls are reaching out to share their story and make their voice heard. This female revolution is sparking activist movements throughout the world. The Rally Project was created to organize gender equality rallies in 11 large cities and interactively increase awareness through poetry, music, dancing, and...