Monday, November 22, 2010

Woman fighting sex slavery named CNN Hero of the Year

From CNN:

Los Angeles, California (CNN) -- A woman whose group has rescued more than 12,000 women and girls from sex slavery has been named the 2010 CNN Hero of the Year.

Anuradha Koirala was chosen by the public in an online poll that ran for eight weeks on CNN's Anderson Cooper revealed the result at the conclusion of the fourth annual "CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute."

"Human trafficking is a crime, a heinous crime, a shame to humanity," Koirala said earlier in the evening after being introduced as one of the top 10 CNN Heroes of 2010. "I ask everyone to join me to create a society free of trafficking. We need to do this for all our daughters."

Koirala was introduced by actress Demi Moore, who along with her husband, Ashton Kutcher, created DNA, The Demi and Ashton Foundation, which aims to eliminate child sex slavery worldwide.
"Every day this woman confronts the worst of what humanity has to offer," Moore said of Koirala. "She says, 'Stop. Stop selling our girls.' By raiding brothels and patrolling the India-Nepal border, she saves girls from being sold into the sex trade, where they are being repeatedly raped for profit, tortured and enslaved."

Read the full story here.

1 comment:

  1. David Wilund1:26 AM

    Having recently watched MSNBC's Child Exploitation Shows I was appalled. I was really hoping to send a quick email to offer a possibility to help further the national and local activities to battle this exploitation. I was thinking that the local police and child exploitation units in various cities nationwide could put cameras near and on the "Track" (Where children solicit) that could take a series of pictures of "Johns" and license plates and Automobiles...these pictures could be "smart read" for the plate numbers which could then be sent to squad cars for immediate detainment and arrest...these johns are sex offenders and should be on megans law nationwide and have to register each year just like other people that are found to be sex offenders. Good Luck and Thanks for Caring for America's Children.
    Dave Wilund