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41 minutes | Nov 26, 2017
Lacey's Hope Project - helping fight sex trafficking through education and awareness
Human trafficking is a global issue that affects close to 20.9 million people and is an estimated 150 billion dollar industry. Lacey’s Hope Project is breaking the silence on what sex trafficking and addiction look like. While not all trafficking is sex related, a significant percentage is, with women and minors being the main victims. Today we talk with Emmy Myers, the founder of Lacey’s Hope Project and a survivor of the sex trafficking industry. She shares her story and tells us how her organization is helping people learn the warning signs of trafficking, Lacey’s Hope Project also works to help people who are victims of trafficking, leave that life behind.
2 minutes | Aug 27, 2017
End of Season one - thank you!
We officially bring to a close the first season of Altruistically Speaking. A huge thank goes out to everyone who has been a part of the show, and especially to all the listeners. It is because of people like you, our show is as successful as it is.Look for the second season to begin in the middle of September.If you haven't already done so, please join the community on Facebook and Instagram.See you soon!Dave
31 minutes | May 21, 2017
Hibo Wardere - helping end FGM throughout the world
Over three million girls and women worldwide are at risk of FGM (female genital mutilation) every year. In thirty African countries and countries world wide, girls are subjected to this horrific practice, starting as early as infancy with most having been cut by the age of five. Long ranging effects include severe bleeding, problems urinating and with menstrual cycles, infertility, complications in childbirth and sometimes death. I talked with Hibo Wardere, the author of CUT, One woman's fight against FGM in Britain today. She told me her story from Leaving Somalia and landing in London knowing only one word in English, to her place today as one of the leading activists and campaigners against FGM. A warning about this episode as it contains a frank and sometimes graphic discussion about FGM. If there are younger listeners with you, you might want to hit the pause button until they are not listening.
20 minutes | May 14, 2017
Upward African Woman - helping women leave the streets through education and vocational training
On today's show we are talking to Monalisa Okojie, the founder of Upward African Woman, a non profit that has committed itself to establishing and supporting programs that focus on poverty, illiteracy and hopelessness, to improve the lives of African women and children. Upward African Woman is providing education and vocational training ensuring the women have marketable skills, allowing them to be employable, or start their own business. With either option, they are on the road to relative economic independence.
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