Friday, July 31, 2015

AI Madison Group #139 Weekly Update - July 31, 2015

​Greetings Everyone!
     Thursday was World Day Against Trafficking of Persons. We have included several articles, actions, and videos related to human trafficking in this Weekly Update. "Each year millions of women, men and children are trafficked for profit. They are sexually exploited, made to undertake demanding and often dangerous work in homes, farms and factories across the globe, and find themselves victims of one of the many other forms of abuse such as forced marriage or organ removal. Yet despite the wide-spread recognition that this is one of today's most exploitative crimes, action is lacking: more needs to be done to dismantle the organized criminal networks behind this, while at the same time it is critical that assistance to victims be stepped up." Click here for entire article from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
     Also please consider taking action on behalf of Salar Shadizadi. He was arrested in Iran as a juvenile and is scheduled for execution tomorrow. We have provided several links for more information and actions that you can take for him.
     Thank you... for all that you do for others!
     -Debbie, Weekly Update Editor
Click here for entire Weekly Update.