NewsBlaze search box Daily News header

Each Day, Around the World, Women and Girls are Bought And Sold

By Rebecca Young

The past two nights, I've watched a special on TV about human trafficking, and I've been shaken and disturbed. Here's what I learned:

Each day, around the world, women and girls are bought and sold. Too often, their stories go untold and many Americans have no idea that human trafficking, including slavery and forced prostitution, is happening in their own neighborhoods. You can send a letter to Congress today to stop this horror.

One of the ways in which women are trafficked into the United States is through international marriage brokers. Many women in poor countries are so desperate for security and a better life that they are willing to use these brokers to find a stable home, becoming "mail-order brides."

But the marketing practices of many international marriage brokers attract predatory abusers with a history of violence against women and children.

As a result, women seeking better lives in our country are being abused, even murdered, by the men they meet through these brokers.

Domestic abuse of mail-order brides is just one example of the larger problem of human trafficking in the United States and around the world.

Each year alone, approximately 14,500 to 17,500 people are trafficked into the U.S. and then sold into a life of exploitation and/or slave labor. And a staggering 80% of trafficking victims are women and girls.

There is a bill in Congress right now that can help to protect women from abusive men and unscrupulous international marriage brokers: the International Marriage Broker Regulation Act (IMBRA), H.R.3657.

Please help to end the horror of human trafficking by signing a petition to urge your representative to support this bill today!

Please sign the petition today - thank you!

For more information, visit

  Please leave a comment here     If it does not display within 10 seconds, please refresh the page

Related World News

The world's shipping companies are looking for new ways to deal with the economic slowdown, including the possibility of mergers being on the table.
The coalition against ISIS have liberated Tikrit, liberated Baiji and liberated Kobani, and they have lost a quarter of their territory.
Some media, most backed by Iran, notorious for trying to create trouble in Bahrain through men and arms, continue to paint Bahrain in dark hues.
Thousands of deaths were recorded by the Syrian Network for Human Rights, 1,771 deaths in Syria just in October, including 1,284 at the hands of government forces.
Be inspired by Sheba Medical Center at Tel HaShomer's work, where they never give up and redefine life, supporting victims of terror in need of long-term care.
While Iran, predictably, is crying foul this is not the first time men or explosives of Iranian antecedents have been tracked down and seized by Bahrain.


NewsBlaze Writers Of The Month

Popular Stories This Month

newsletter logo

Copyright © 2004-2015 NewsBlaze Pty. Ltd.
Use of this website is subject to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy  | DMCA Notice               Press Room   |    Visit NewsBlaze Mobile Site