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Violence against women and girls, including human trafficking, is tragically prevalent in conflict zones worldwide, often employed deliberately as a weapon of war. This article delves into the disturbing reality of sexual violence in conflict, exploring its strategic use, perpetrators, victims, and profound impacts on individuals and communities. It highlights the motives behind such atrocities and the urgent need for effective interventions and support systems to aid victims and combat these heinous crimes.
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When Human Trafficking Awareness Day came around, and organizations were pushing the #wearblueday selfie to raise awareness, I did just that. I sported my favorite blue scarf, donned a lovely blue sweater, and even had my nails to follow suit. I did my makeup, checked angles, set the lighting, and took the picture. As I posted the well-planned selfie, I wondered, "What impact does this really have? Will this help people gain an understanding of the issue of human trafficking?" 

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Learn how poverty and other factors make children vulnerable to human trafficking and find out what you can do today to join us in the fight against this horrific crime. Shop with Made for Freedom to support survivors and prevent others from falling victim.

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“No, you can’t do that. As a woman, it is forbidden.”

Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Susan Anthony, Elizabeth Stanton, and Malala didn’t get the memo.

They decided that enough was enough. They would not settle for the status quo and take society’s imposed rules for granted. With every spark they ignited, they brought women one step closer to a future where they could dream, receive an education, make their own decisions, take control [...]

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The epitome of strength, resilience, bravery, and commitment, Queen Elizabeth II was all these and more. During her 70 years and 214 days on the throne, and as the longest reigning female monarch in history, she saw her share of challenges and adversity. Yet she always faced them with grace and dignity. During her 2008 Christmas Message, Queen Elizabeth made the statement, "When life seems hard, the courageous do not lie down and accept defeat; instead, they are all the more determined to struggle for a better future."
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