As a survivor of human trafficking Barbara Amaya speaks and writes from her experiences as a trafficked child. She has been published in varied media like Yahoo Voices! More magazine and her story of overcoming adversity has been featured on Fox News, Channel 4, Examiner, Animal New York, Washington Times and more.
She has a book in progress, A Girl’s Guide to Survival: Life Lessons from the Street, and has written a graphic novel about human trafficking targeted for middle and high school age students, you can get updates about Barbara her books and her activities in the anti-trafficking community at her website www.barbaraamaya.com follow her on twitter barbaraamaya4 and on facebook, linkedin and google + and pinterest
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Published 1:46 p.m. March 9, 2013
Almost five decades ago, 45 years to be exact, I was sold for sex.
Published 7:16 p.m. January 11, 2013
Kay Chernush is founder and director of DC-based non-profit ArtWorks for Freedom, which strives to expose the evils of human trafficking through the power of art.
Published 6:34 p.m. December 14, 2012
Good advice you can't hear too often. The most important. Love your children. Life is fleeting.
Published 6:52 p.m. December 6, 2012
Learning to recognize and identify victims of trafficking is crucial and can mean the difference between saving a life and losing one.
Published 2:16 p.m. October 26, 2012
Dogs are loyal loving creatures who can add love and healing to human being’s lives, and there are many homeless pets sitting in shelters waiting for the right person to take them home.
Published 1:49 p.m. October 19, 2012
Recognizing health problems of victims of sex trafficking can be one way to identify and help human trafficking victims.
Published 1:19 p.m. October 10, 2012
Brooke Elise Axtell talks about using creative arts to heal from the tragedy of sex trafficking.
Published 4:15 p.m. October 5, 2012
To prevent child trafficking, we need to learn how to identify, target, approach and align ourselves with children and young people in need.
Published 2:44 p.m. September 21, 2012
Safe Harbor laws ensure that sex trafficked minors under the age of 18 are granted immunity from prosecution and directs them to child welfare services instead of juvenile detention if they are arrested.
Published 12:38 p.m. September 4, 2012
In the United States, victims of human trafficking who have already been traumatized and exploited by predators are being arrested.
Published 5:11 p.m. August 19, 2012
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Published 2:45 p.m. August 7, 2012
Traffickers and predators have long known the signs of troubled children and teens. Do you know the warning signs?
Published 2:04 p.m. August 5, 2012
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Published 8:54 p.m. June 20, 2012
When I learned Governor McDonnell signed bill 259 into effect, requiring Virginia schools to provide education on human trafficking to students, parents, counselors, and other school personnel, I wondered which class will present the material.
Published 6:40 p.m. June 6, 2012
June is National Internet Safety Month. But who is making sure our children are safe online?