Sexual exploitation of children for commerce is a growing epidemic internationally and in the United States. The International Labor Organization estimates that there are 20.9 million victims of forced labor around the world today, with more than half women and girls who are victims of sex trafficking. The U.S. State Department 2012 Trafficking in Persons Report, however, indicates that victims around the world continue to face tremendous hurdles in overcoming this abuse and gaining justice.
The Rebecca Project on Human Rights is working to help vulnerable and disenfranchised people in the United States and around the world. The Rebecca Project supports policies that ensure that victims receive the support and protections they need to break the cycle of violence, trauma and human exploitation.
The Pedophilia Case of JORIS DEMMINK a High Level Dutch Ministry of Justice Official
The Rebecca Project is working to shine a light on perpetrators of violence and draw attention when victims’ pleas are ignored, including its investigation of a case involving alleged sexual abuse of children by a senior Ministry of Justice official in the Netherlands, Joris Demmink, who has eluded investigation, raising grave questions about the seriousness with which governments, even so-called Western democracies, are actually combating human trafficking and pedophilia/sexual exploitation of children.
Read more: arrestdemmink.com website
This is the story of Mustafa (1982) recorded on video in Turkey in December 2009. Mustafa’s parents were divorced when he was very young. He grew up in Istanbul, mostly on the street. His parents were constantly fighting and life at home exposed him to a great deal of violence, so he walked away from home. When he was 13 years old, he lived among alcoholics, drug addicts and glue sniffers. He lived from theft and from the food that some people gave him.
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