Their Mission Is To End Child Trafficking and Exploitation

A few weeks ago, I felt the need to write an article about customer service, and when I was looking for information on a search engine I came across an interesting article. This was written by someone called Geoff Hudson-Searle.

For some reason, I ended up doing a search to find out more about him. I had a look through his business profile and, before long; he had a look through my profile and sent me a friend request.

It Didn’t Take Long

Soon after, we arranged to meet for coffee, and this was a time when I was trying to get my head around it all. I found it hard to understand how I was simply reading an article at one point in time and at another, I was arranging to meet the person who wrote the article.

He was a managing director of a company that helps businesses to succeed and he had written a few books. I was surprised that someone like this would take the time to meet me.

A Fulfilling Encounter

When we got together, I spoke about what I wrote about and the kind of experiences that I have had, and he went into the reasons why he wrote his books and the kind of experiences that he has had.

The first book he wrote was called ‘Freedom After the Sharks’ and this was followed by ‘Meaningful Conversations’. It soon become clear that he was down to earth and only too happy to assist me in any way that he could.

Two People

During this time, he mentioned someone called Colin Smith and another person called Andrew Zsigmond. He believed that I would enjoy meeting them and that they would enjoy meeting me.

Colin was seen as someone who I had a lot in common with, and this was partly due to the fact that he knew how important it was to listen to people. Andrew, on the other hand, was a development director for an organisation that Geoff had supported for a number of years.

The Connection

This was an international human rights non-profit organisation with a mission to end Child Trafficking and Exploitation and to provide services for the children it affects. I had heard about child trafficking in the media and I had heard about it in films, but that was about it.

However, although I didn’t know much about child trafficking, I had experienced child abuse and I had written about it, too. So, I thought that it would be interesting to meet Andrew and to find out more about what this organisation does.

The Time Came

Before I met Andrew, I did wonder what it would be like to meet someone who works in this kind of area. I soon came to see that he was easy to talk to and that he wanted to hear more about the kind of things that I write about.

As he spoke more about what this organisation does, it become clear to me how important this work is. Then again, if I had a different upbringing, it might not have had the same effect on me.

The Low-Down

I asked Andrew to give me a rough idea of what this organisation does, and this is what he had to say.

More than a third of all trafficking victims in the UK are children. These are young people that are forced to work nail bars, as domestic servants, as sex slaves or forced to cultivate and sell drugs. They are trafficked in from various places around the globe with promises of a better life, of jobs and of security. But in reality this is the opposite of what they end up getting. They incur debt to the traffickers for the supposed cost of their journey to a better future, and they are forced to pay this back at impossible rates, essentially becoming enslaved. They work in horrendous and often brutal conditions, under coercion and threat.

This is an issue that is plaguing the UK. All across the country, in villages, town and cities these young people are exploited right under our noses. If we are not aware of their existence, we will often walk right by them, having no idea of the exploitation they endure; having no frame of reference. Love146 wants to ensure that we do know about this issue, that we can have it firmly “on our radar”, and that we can intervene when we see this happening. These children need our help, our advocacy and our intervention, without which their futures are terribly bleak.

Love146 is an international human rights organisation. Their vision is the end of child trafficking and exploitation. Nothing less. They provide education to the public about the impact of this issue on our communities. They provide safe and secure accommodation where children who have been trafficked and abused are protected from further exploitation. They provide wrap-around care from skilled practitioners, carers and social workers, to offer them protection and a place where they can recover from their abuse without the danger of being re-trafficked. They empower exploited children to grow towards independence and reclaim their future.

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Effects of the War on Terrorism

No single catastrophe since the last world war makes very deep an effect on earth events as 9/11. Had the world responded to his 9/11 hit on America with small amounts Osama bin Laden most likely have disappeared, expelled from Afghanistan or even murdered by his Tajik adversaries. Even the Taliban had been recognized to have been surprised by 9/11. Practically the whole Muslim community (and the PLO) came out in sympathy with America.

It was a brief time of American moral supremacy. Still by introducing armed aggression, initially against Afghanistan and then against Iraq, America wholly squandered the gain. The aggression resulted in a tide of surge and anti-Americanism of support for wild Islamism across the Muslim community. The wars cost tens of a huge number of lives and also caused mass destruction. The billions of bucks expended on them was funded mostly from borrowing, which subsequently has destabilized the world economy.

All this was from all proportion to the episodes on 9/11. Indeed the reaction to 9/11 was as Bin Laden should have dreamed. He noticed prevalent hostility towards the west along with its intense behavior in the Muslim community. Civil liberties have been curbed and governments reverted to cold war paranoia. America was once again the great Satan. The serenity dividend so eagerly awaited at the conclusion of the twentieth century evaporated when the security business exploited counter terrorism and seized every possibility of income and risk aversion. Bin Laden became a role model for extremists almost everywhere. The decade after 9/11 should get ranking among the counterproductive and inept most eras within the story of contemporary statesmanship.

The result was an innovative emphasis on fighting global terrorism, especially Al Qaida. Huge new resources have been tossed into the fight. Paradoxically, looking back, 9/11 might happen to be the excessive water mark for al Qaida instead of the start of a brand new terrorist threat. The team has since been not able to mount very stunning an assault once again. The Arab spring has made it nearly irrelevant. Looking back, maybe the west put a lot of work into the physical battle against global terrorism without enough into addressing the grievances the extremists could exploit, particularly the failing to progress serenity in the Middle East.

Terrorists used the resources of a contemporary global culture, the internet, hi-tech airplanes, open borders, to strike the west at home. Thankfully, they didn’t provoke the societies of ours into closing the borders of theirs and hunkering down in your home and as an alternative we reacted with a better willingness to participate internationally. The strike gave birth to an unprecedented common coalition of revulsion. The opinion fragmented over Iraq. Divisions over Afghanistan, Syria and Libya show it hasn’t yet been rebuilt. One day is hoped by me it could be recaptured without a repeat of the appalling catastrophe that initially brought it into becoming.