The responsibility of the media (whether television, radio, print or digital media) is very high in an environment like the current one in Spain.
On October, 15, churches celebrate #FreedomSunday to raise awareness of world’s fastest growing global crime. Other initiatives all around the world include conferences and marches for freedom.
According to a Save The Children report, 100 million minors are vulnerable in countries where child marriage is legal.
“We’re going to make it simpler to report problems”, Mark Zuckerberg says. Since 2016, at least 50 criminal or violent incidents have been broadcast over Facebook Live.
The man and his wife were selling girls for over 10 years.
The Spanish police and Europol coordinate a “pioneer” action through the European Technical Research Unit. At least 39 people arrested in 18 countries.
“Criminals may start with social networking platforms and then move to phone and video chat”, says Christian expert Ioana Humelnicu. “Being judged is the biggest fear of victims.”
Sexual slavery is “still taboo in our society”, says Mikaela Bruce, director of “Pasarea” (The Bird). It tells the story of a Romanian girl trafficked into Spain for prostitution.
Counselor Diane Langberg on how to listen to victims well.
“It is known that a good part of the women who are recruited for prostitution are minors”, says sociologist Richard Poulin.
Ionela Olguta (from Romania) died in the basement of a night club in Málaga. The Spanish Evangelical Anti-Trafficking Network demands “zero tolerance against trafficking and the sexual exploitation of women”.
Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar survived Daesh slavery. “There remain more than 3,500 child and women held hostage as slaves under Daesh. Every day they die a thousand times”, they told MEPs.
Sexual immorality really does open a doorway for the devil, not only in one’s own life, but in the whole community.
“Some of the most traumatised people I have met are trafficked women whose customers have insisted –sometimes forcefully– on replicating acts from porn films”, explains lawyer expert on pornography Dr. Ann Olivarius.
509,980 is the number of people forced into labour in the EU. That’s more people than those living in Toulouse. Or Liverpool. Or Gdansk. Or Antwerp.
Ever since Adam and Eve fell and God told her in the Garden of Eden, “Your desire will be for your husband and he will rule over you”, far too many men throughout history have used this as an opportunity to dominate, exploit and use the bodies of women.
Several studies show a “scandalous fall” of the age of those who pay for sex in Spain. “They see it as fun, and prefer not to know if the women are victims of trafficking.”
Dr Pablo Martinez explains the causes of spiritual abuse from a biblical perspective and recommends steps to take action.
About 120,000 people are sexually exploited in Italy. The ‘Alleanza Tesori Raggianti’ network partners with local churches to offer “true healing in Christ”, Erika Tello explains.
“Factors that increase the risk for refugees in Europe are denial of asylum, criminal activity inside the camps, unsafe living situation, minority status and isolation”, the European Freedom Network explained in a webinar.
6 in 10 slaves live in one of these five countries: India, China, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Uzbekistan.
Violence has so far claimed 1,116 lives between October 2014 and May 2016. Local NGOs wrote a letter to the President, denouncing their situation and demanding a solution.
Dr Pablo Martinez is one of the authors of the ‘Pastoral Guide for the prevention of spiritual abuse’. In an interview, he explains the causes from a biblical perspective, and recommends steps to take action.
The false pastor will have to compensate the families and pay 300€ per month as a child support of the son he had with one of the girls. The Evangelical Council of Asturias clearly stated they do not recognise him as an evangelical leader.
The “Guide for the prevention of spiritual abuse”, released by the AEE, “wants to analyse the situation and give tools to the church, so that they can prevent the abuse.”
The producer is also charged with sexual abuse of minors and distribution of child pornography. The victims are from Eastern Europe.