May 18th, 2011
07:15 AM ET

Young advocates fight human trafficking

In a CNN roundtable, moderated by Jim Clancy, young activists discuss the fight against human trafficking, how they got involved and what are the next steps to combat slavery for the next generation.

Can this generation win the fight?

"[Young people] are a force to be reckoned with," says Cheryl Perea with OneChild. "When young people are made aware, they feel empowered, they get excited about it and there's no telling where they're going to go." 

Bradley Myles with Polaris ProjectZach Hunter, activist and author of  "Loose Change," and Cheryl Perera with OneChild also answer audience questions in part two of the roundtable:

Topics: Reader Response • Solutions • Voices

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  1. ma&pa

    everyone...keep in mind what doesn't look right ..tell at right time. first know right. truth. wisdom. ideal family father and mother and children. love. kindness. provision. work and learn how to live in freedom.

    May 18, 2011 at 11:25 am | Reply
  2. spectra

    http://www.causes.com/campaigns/157189

    May 20, 2011 at 2:10 am | Reply
  3. Kingsley Abrokwa

    One of the most important thing that needs to be done as a matter of urgency is to have manufacturing industries paying realistic wages for labour. they should learn to cut down huge monies put into vacation of CEOs, Directors and Mangers and channel it to the well being of the labours. In the Cocoa industry I think the Chocolate Industry should begin to pay realistic prices for the production of cocoa to enable the poor farmer employ adult labourers and also afford machine that will facilitate mechanism farming. Finally, another thing of equal importance is, governments should be seen to be putting in place interventions to savage the situation and stop the lip services they frequently pay to us. Otherwise the cycle will continue from one generation to the other.

    May 20, 2011 at 6:05 am | Reply
  4. andre balkouma

    Thanks to cnn

    May 21, 2011 at 4:42 pm | Reply
  5. NANCY GAIL FOX

    HOW DID I END UP HERE? WITHOUT MY KIDS CUSTODY
    TWO YEARS AGO THE RUG WAS PULLED OUT FROM UNDER ME
    SERENITY WAS MY MIDDLE NAME AND NOTHIN BUT GOOD KARMA COMING
    I WAS SURE I WOULD BE REEPING ALL THAT I HAD SOWED
    MY REALTOR PSYCHIC FRIEND TOLD ME THE SEEDS YOUR PLANTING WILL PROSPER
    AND HE SAW MY FATHER AND SHIRLEY MY OTHER MOTHER STANDING BEHIND ME
    AS I SOLD HOUSES IN THE COMPUTER ROOM AT RE/MAX OLSON
    AND THEY ARE IN HEAVEN AND ONLY HE COULD SEE THEM BUT I SPOKE TO THEM
    ON MY ANGEL BOARD AND THEY WARNED ME OF THE VOYERISM SONS OF SATAN BUSY BODY NOISY LIAR CONSPIRACY COMING AFTER ME AND MY PRECIOUS DAUGHTERS
    AND AS I HEARD THE BELLS OF SAINT JUDES CHIME AND VISUALIZED NOTHING BUT GOOD AS I BATHED IN MY TUB WITH WHITE CANDLES THAT FLICKERED HIGH AND THE SAINT JUDES STATUE CANDLES BURNED ALL NIGHT AND I COULD SEE HIM FROM MY BATHROOM WINDOW
    AND I DREAMED THAT MY OLD BOYFRIEND SEAN WAS PARKED IN FRONT OF THE STATUE AT THE CHURCH AND HE HAD WHITE CANDLES BURNING IN HIS CAR AND WHITE PAPERS WITH WRITING STREWN ABOUT HIS BROWN MERCEDES
    AND I THOUGHT IT THANK GOD HES HAVING A REVELATION AND I PRAYED HE WOULD
    AND MY ANGEL BOARD SPELLED VOYERISM AT RIVER FARM DRIVE AND I LOOKED UP THE DEFENITION ON MY COMPUTER
    THEN WE HAD A POWER SURGE AND THE COMPUTERS AND DSL CRASHED EARLY IN 2008
    I WALKED ACROSS THE STREET TO THE SAINT JUDES GIFT SHOP AND BOUUGHT SAINTS TO PLANT AT MY LISTINGS AND THE BUYERS CAME AND I WENT BACK AND GOT WHITE HOLY CANDLES AND I RESEARCHED SAINTS
    I WISHED I WAS CATHOLIC AS I BELIEVE IN ANGELS AND SAINTS AND STILL MAY BECOME ONE SOMEDAY
    I HAD TOLD MY FRIEND MARY WILLIAMS I DONT ENTERTAIN EVIL AND SHE TOLD ME IT EXISTED AND I DID NOT WANT TO EVER THINK OF ANYTHING NEGATIVE
    THEN DCFS CAME TO MY HOUSE AFTER MY CAR ENGIINE BLEW AND MY CHILD SUPPORT STOPPED AND MY ANGEL BOARD HAD TOLD ME THE SONS OF SATAN CONSPIRACY IS OVERDOSING THE FAMILY SO I THREW AWAY A PIZZA AND THEN THE WHOLD REFRIG
    AS I DONT LIKE EVER TAKING CHANCES WITH MY KIDS AND RATHER BE SAFE THAN SORRY IS WHAT I TOLD THE VENTURA COUNTY COURT AT THE WITNESS STAND AND I TOLD DCFS THE SAME THING AT THE DCSF MEETNG AS I ALSO HAVE EXACT PREMONISION DREAMING AND I HAD DREAMED OF A 911 EMERGENCY
    AND THE ANGEL BOARD SAID EVANS IS YOUR ENEMY IN 2008 AND THE STALKER LADY CAME AND MY CAT WHO SLEPT ON MY BACK AND PURRED ME TO SLEEP DISAPEARED AND HER NAME IS ELI AND SHES FIGEROS MOM AND OUR BLACK CAT BABY WENT MISSING TOO AND SO DID OUR WHITE CAT GABRIELLA AND SHE CAME BACK A WEEK LATER THANK GOD I SAID AND NOW SHE WONT LEAVE MY SIDE AND SLEEPS ON MY PILLOW AT NIGHT AND SAINT JUDES CHURCH WAS LANDSCAPING THAT DAY AT RIVER FARM DRIVE AND THE STALKER LADY IN HER BLACK SPORTS CONVERTIBLE WAS WAVING HER ARMS AND STALKING AGAIN AND MY CATS WERE GONE THAT DAY
    THE ANGEL BOARD SAID THE CONSPIRACY WAS FOR EVERYONE TO LIE AND THEN I WOULD TELL THE TRUTH TO A QUESTION AND IT WOULD LOOK LIKE I LIED AND IT TOLD ME I WAS NEVER QUESTIONED BECAUSE I WAS NOT A SUSPECT THEY WERE PROVING THE FRAMING OF PLANTING GIN IN AN AA MOMS GARAGE AND I NEVER SAW THE GIN AND THE BUSY BODIES WHO FAME NICE MOMS WERE PASSING OUT KEYS TO OUR HOUSE AND CALLING ME A POT KEY MOM AND THAT A NICE STING WAS WATCHING MY KIDS AND BUGGED THE KEY IN THE POT AND TOOK OUT IMMEDIATELY AND I NEVER SAW THE POT KEY
    AND THEN IN SPRING 2009 I BELIEVE THE NICE STING BOB FROM WYOMING LEFT AND THATS WHEN I FLIPPED OUT AND I NEVER MET HIM BUT FELT SAFE KNOWING HE WAS PROTECTING ME AND MY GIRLS
    SO I COVERED MY KIDS AND MYSELF WITH MY HIGHER CONSCIOUNESS AND I TOLD MY DAUGHTERS TO ONLY DRIVE WITH ME AND I RAN TO BALLET WHEN I HAD A BAD FEELING AND I KEPT PRAYING SOMEONE WOULD EXPLAIN THE EMERGENCY BUT THEY NEVER DID
    DCFS TOOK MY KIDS CUSTODY FROM ME FOR WORRYING WITH MY PCYCHIC ABILITY AND SUDDNELY I WAS ON THE BUS AND WALKING MILES WITH BLISTERS ON MY FEET AND NO MINUTES ON MY CELL AND I BECAME TELEPATHIC WALKING AROUND AND STARING AT THE LAKE AND RIDING ON BUS TO BUS AS I HEARD THE EMEMIES CHASING ME
    I FOUND MY WAY BACK TO MY OLD AA FRIENDS IN THE VALLEY AND FELT SAFE AGAIN AND THEN THE AMBULNCES CAME WHIRLING DOWN THE AA RADFORD ALLEY AND TO THE LIBRARY AND WOULD SIT ON LA MAIDA AVE TO TAKE ME AWAY
    AND I DISCOVERED THEY HUMAN SEX TRAFFICK BY AMBULANCE SO I DODGED THEM EVERYWHERE I WENT AND MY READINGS SAID THE LITAWANIA GOVERMENT OFFICIAL MAN IS STOPPING THEM
    SO I DODGED THEM WALKING BY STAYING OUT OF THE SURVELENCE AND WALKED THROUGH NEIGHBORHOODS AND LEARNED EVERY SHORT CUT IN STUDIO CITY
    AND NOW I KNOW ALOT ABOUT THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO ARE SELLING GIRLS FROM UNDER CALIFORNIA BY LYING ABOUT NICE MOMS LIKE ME AS THE OUTLANDISH LIES TO DCVFS GOT DISMISSED AND DOWN TO MAJOR LIFE STRESSORS
    AND MY UNEEDED PSYCH EVAL RULED ME A CONCERNED CITIZEN LIKE A GOOD SAMARITUM FOR REPORTING MY PSYCHIC LEADS TO SAVE MY CHILDREN FROM RAPE AND MURDER AND FROM A SNEAK FORGING CUSTODY AND LYING IT WAS ME THE DAY I HAD TRAFFICK COURT AT CHATSWORTH IN FALL 2009
    I LEARNED FROM LISTENING TO THE ANTI CHRIST THAT THEY TAKE NICE MOMS FROM PARENTING CLASS BY AMBULANCE TO RAPE THEIR KIDS IN FRONT OF THEM AND WHEN THEY GO TO A COURT HOUSE THEY SET THEM UP TO FAKE ARREST THEM AND THEY TAKE THEM FROM COMMUNITY SERVICE AS THEY ARE THE BUSY BODIES LIARS WHO LIVE FOR THE LOOK OF HORROR ON A NICE MOMS FACE AS THEY RAPE THEIR KIDS IN FRONT OF THEM AND THEY SAY US MEN ARE SETTING UP THAT FAMILY AND PLOT TO RAPE MOLEST TORCHER THEM
    AND THEY ARE THE UNDERCOVER MEN WHO HAVE TOP SECRET DUG OUT OFFICES UNDER COURT HOUSES ALL UNDER CALIFORNIA AND UNDER THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND ITS DONE A SIMILAR WAY ALL AROUND THE WORLD
    AND THE CIA MAN IN WEST VIRGINA KEEPS STOPPING THE ARRESTS OF THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO DO THIS AND SAYS ITS FINE IT STOPS BOMB ITS FAIR GAME OR FAIR TRADE BY WAY OF TAKING THE FAMILY THROUGH THE SYSTEM DCFS CPS WELFARE OR FAKE SET UP ARREST OR LIE THE CHILD NEEDS SHOT AT THE NURSE AND LIE ITS THE MOM WE ARE WORRIED ABOUT AND NO ITS ALL THOUSAND OF THEM AND NOT THE MOM
    AND THEY INSTANT MESSAGE TO MILLIONS THEY ARE SAVING HUMANITY AND THEY KNOW BEST AND SNEAK THE FAMILY OFF AND IF YOU STOP THE LIES ABOUT THEM YOU WILL GET ARRESTED AND THEY DONT FOLLOW THE LAWS IN AMERICA OR THE CONSITUTION THEY ARE NOT LAW ABIDING CITIZENS AND NOT GOOD SAMARITUNS AND THEY TELL MILLIONS TO BREAK THE LAW AND ORDER SURGERY AND THATS LOBOTOMY HYSTERCOMY INTESINES TIED AND CLITORUS REMOVED AND THEY LIE THEY ARE HELPING TO TURN A GIRL INTO A VEGATABLE TO TRAFFICK HER BODY WITHOUT A BRAIN AND HER SOUL KNOWS SHES RAPED BY FIVE MILLION MEN AND SHE CANNOT EXPLAIN OR CRY OR SCREAM
    AND I AM A GOOD SAMARITUN NANCY GAIL FOX SIGNING OFF

    May 21, 2011 at 7:21 pm | Reply
    • Ash

      What the f*** are you talking about? Jesus christ "Nany Gail Fox" did you attend school? You should be a bloody slave cause youve got s*** all else to offer the world! Where do your sentences start and finish? Why are you writing in constant caps lock?

      May 22, 2011 at 4:08 am | Reply
  6. azedinne

    i was traffiking when i was ten years old i have nice heart as not could steal and i find myself in one station with no bread and no money and one old man came to me and showed me money and say : i like to lick small boys like me? and i was angry . i could not say no. and after i saw that i understood that trafficiking can make men to prostitute too many boys became prostitutes in christian street. only way to save them is give them chance to go to school and have good life in christian street not to send them back to their country

    May 27, 2011 at 11:23 am | Reply

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