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If you like sign in a petition against trade in human beings

Postby Annapurna » Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:09 am

Dear Avaaz community,


A powerful new treaty is our best weapon against the global rape trade in women and girls. If Russia signs it, it will put a major dent in this horror - we urgently need 1 million voices to appeal to Russian PM Putin to sign the treaty and help protect girls like Oxana :

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Sign the petition!

This powerful appeal just came to us from one of our members:

"My daughter Oxana was a beautiful, wonderful girl, gifted in languages. She left our home when she was 20 to take her dream job as a translator in Europe. We were so happy for her. Three weeks later the police told us she died falling from a 5th story window, trying to escape men who fooled her with the job and forced her into a sex club. I died when she died. Now I live only to stop this from happening to other girls. Please, help me."

Oxana was killed by a brutal and growing global industry - the rape trade. A major part of this trade is girls taken in Russia and sent to Europe and the US where they face an awful future of routine rape and brutality.

We can stop this horror. A powerful new convention requires strong laws to stop the rape trade -- and Oxana's father Nikolai is appealing to Russian Prime Minister Putin to sign it. Putin cultivates a macho-man image -- we can persuade him by making this a chance for him to be seen as the protector of Russian women. Our goal is 1 million voices added to Nikolai's in the next few days to persuade Putin to act. Click below to sign, forward this email widely, and let's fight one family's horror with 1 million reasons for hope:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/russia_rape_tra ... 714&v=6945

The Council of Europe Convention Against Trafficking in Human Beings sets the highest standards for law enforcement to tackle the criminals who run the rape trade. If Russia signed it, it would almost certainly save thousands of girls every year.

This would put a real dent in the global rape trade - in which Russia is a key nexus. Up to 50,000 Russian women and girls are forced into the sex industry each year in Europe, and Russia also is a major route for girls trafficked from Asia into Europe. If Putin becomes personally invested in this issue, he could cause a crackdown by Russian authorities, and this would send a powerful signal to organized criminals everywhere. For the sake of Oxana, her father, and millions like her, let's send that signal.


I signed.

Please help too. We were successful with the whales, let's think of our own species as well, even if you are using the porn world. At least those girls shouldn't be deceived, trapped and forced like animals.

Metta,

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Re: If you like sign in a petition against trade in human beings

Postby Annapurna » Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:42 am

It's totally amazing to watch how quickly a global reaction arises...bang bang bang, people sign.

Here perhaps not, but elsewhere yes.
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Re: If you like sign in a petition against trade in human beings

Postby Mr. G » Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:19 pm

Signed!
Even if my body should be burnt to death
In the fires of hell,
I would endure it for myriad lifetimes
As your companion in practice
- Gandavyuha Sutra

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Postby Khalil Bodhi » Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:36 pm

I've signed as well.
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
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Postby Annapurna » Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:47 pm

Cool. :smile:

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Re: If you like sign in a petition against trade in human beings

Postby Tex » Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:04 pm

Wish I could sign it a million times myself. One will have to do.
"To reach beyond fear and danger we must sharpen and widen our vision. We have to pierce through the deceptions that lull us into a comfortable complacency, to take a straight look down into the depths of our existence, without turning away uneasily or running after distractions." -- Bhikkhu Bodhi

"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." -- Heraclitus

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Re: If you like sign in a petition against trade in human beings

Postby Modus.Ponens » Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:46 pm

done and shared on facebook.
He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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Re: If you like sign in a petition against trade in human beings

Postby bodom » Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:55 pm

Done. :smile:

:anjali:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


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Re: If you like sign in a petition against trade in human beings

Postby Annapurna » Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:11 pm

http://www.schmuckzauberei.blogspot.com/

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Re: If you like sign in a petition against trade in human beings

Postby SamKR » Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:48 pm

signed.
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