Blount County Global Women - Human Trafficking Task Force

Blount County Global Women - Human Trafficking Task Force Ending modern day slavery and raising awareness in our community Blount County Global Women is a local chapter of Global Women. (Blount County) Global Women is motivated by the love and mercy of Jesus Christ, We are a nonprofit organization connecting and empowering women to transform our worlds through global friendships as we:

Investigate Human Trafficking around the world;
Involve ourselves in making a difference;
Influence Change

Trafficking is everywhere. It doesn't matter where you live. This is a huge arrest but it's so sad.
05/20/2016
WATE 6 On Your Side

Trafficking is everywhere. It doesn't matter where you live. This is a huge arrest but it's so sad.

#BREAKING: Grace Baptist chidren's minister and 31 others arrested in human trafficking operation. "This is not a Knoxville problem, this is a statewide problem." #WATE

WATE 6 On Your Side
03/11/2016
WATE 6 On Your Side

WATE 6 On Your Side

Sex slavery is happening in East Tennessee more often then you may imagine. Catch part two of WATE Stephanie Beecken's special report tonight at 11. #WATE

Great job!
10/13/2015
Operation Cross Country

Great job!

Nationwide effort leads to recovery of 149 victims of child sex trafficking.

This is a great outreach program.  Check it out if you feel led to pray for these women.
09/02/2015
Outreach Intercession

This is a great outreach program. Check it out if you feel led to pray for these women.

We are always extremely grateful for those willing to pray with and for us and those in the sex industry during our times of outreach. On Wednesday, September 2nd, we will once again be visiting some of our friends in the local strip clubs here in Knoxville and taking them handcrafted gifts and lavi…

Strip club could lose license for sex trafficking allegations
06/12/2015
Strip club could lose license for sex trafficking allegations

Strip club could lose license for sex trafficking allegations

Beaverton strip club Stars Cabaret could lose its liquor license due to sex trafficking allegations involving a 13-year-old girl, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission announced Thursday.

In Knoxville...this officer was paying attention. This isn't an isolated case either.  It's happening all the time, in K...
05/30/2015
Traffic stop leads to human trafficking arrest

In Knoxville...this officer was paying attention. This isn't an isolated case either. It's happening all the time, in Knoxville, Maryville, Alcoa, and every little town in America.

A state trooper may have saved a teenager from a life of sexual slavery when he pulled over the car she was riding in.

6 charged, 2 'spas' shut down in Knox County raid
05/16/2015
6 charged, 2 'spas' shut down in Knox County raid

6 charged, 2 'spas' shut down in Knox County raid

Six people have been charged and two Knox County "spas" shut down that actually operated as massage parlors for sex, according to the Knox County Sheriff's Office.

The case is the first time in Tennessee a customer of sex trafficking has been prosecuted.
04/24/2015
Sex trafficking customer gets 22-year sentence

The case is the first time in Tennessee a customer of sex trafficking has been prosecuted.

Michael Kohlmeyer was sentenced to 22 years prison in the state's first prosecution of a person buying a sex trafficking victim.

So glad this is getting attention.  It just makes me sick.  This is not about prostitutes. A majority of these women are...
01/31/2014
Police: High-end drug and prostitution ring busted on Super Bowl week

So glad this is getting attention. It just makes me sick. This is not about prostitutes. A majority of these women are trafficked in because the demand for sex is so high at the Super Bowl. Stop buying our women and girls!!

Suspects in a high-end drug trafficking and prostitution ring allegedly banking on Super Bowl week have been arrested, New York authorities said Thursday.

01/22/2014
Super Bowl Sex Trafficking The Real Story Craigslist Blowing Up !! 1/17/2014

If you think the Super Bowl is just about football, you're wrong. It is so disturbing that the Super Bowl is THE largest human trafficking event on the planet. And it happens in the Unites States every year. Love that it is getting a little attention and that steps are being made to combat the problem. But it's not enough!

Super Bowl Sex Trafficking The Real Story Craigslist Blowing Up !! 1/17/2014 Defenders Of The Constitution !!! Please: Like, Share and Subscribe ...Thanks!!!...

01/03/2014
WVLT

Check this out, tonight at 6pm

Hi Lauren Davis here! I just finished interviewing a woman who is a sex trafficking victim in Knoxville. It happened when she was 5 years old. This was an amazing and emotional interview. One of the hardest interviews I've ever done. Don't miss the story you'll only see on Local 8 News at 6pm. This woman showed great strength and courage sharing her pain so others out there can come forward and this horrible crime which is a problem right here in East Tennessee will be stopped.

I know some people don't really believe this happens.  I hope you watch this and realize how true it really is.  We can ...
12/18/2013
What These People See Is So Hard to Watch, and It Happens Right Under Our Noses. Let’s Change...

I know some people don't really believe this happens. I hope you watch this and realize how true it really is. We can all do something, even if it is just being aware that it happens and spreading that awareness in our own little world Not all of you are called to join in this particular fight, but perhaps some of you are.

Tragically, thousands of women are sex trafficked at major sporting events in the United States every year. It's one of the most well-kept secrets in our nation ... but no longer. Help END IT by visiting their website, EndItMovement.com.

Although the police have released few details, there is concern she has been or is being coerced and sexually exploited....
12/07/2013
Missing Teen's Letter To Mom Raises Hopes ... And 'Grave Concerns'

Although the police have released few details, there is concern she has been or is being coerced and sexually exploited. Please spread the word. You never know!

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A teenager who disappeared nearly two months ago mailed her mother a letter several weeks after she was last seen, law enforcement officials said Friday.

Wow....
07/17/2013

Wow....

How would walking past this display make you feel? #trafficking

06/11/2012

For those of you in the Blount County area, if you haven't already, please let me know if you'd like to be part of our next meeting. It will be scheduled shortly. Just send me a message.

In Florida..check out the article.  If you think only "certain men" want to pay for sex with minors, think again.  Schoo...
06/11/2012
Dozens arrested in Polk County sex sting

In Florida..check out the article. If you think only "certain men" want to pay for sex with minors, think again. School teachers, businessmen, husbands on vacation with their families...all willing to pay for sex with minors. Please pay attention to what your kids are doing on the internet. Wonder what would happen if they set up a sting in Blount County, TN...

More than 30 people were arrested following a large sex sting targeted at online predators, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said.

06/01/2012

Tonight on Lifetime, Sex Trafficking in America Part 2. Check it out.

What a great way to show Mom you love and respect her, buy fair trade.  This is a great website with lots of links to fa...
05/05/2012
Every Mother Matters

What a great way to show Mom you love and respect her, buy fair trade. This is a great website with lots of links to fair trade retailers.
http://fairtradeusa.org/blog/every-mother-matters

Mother's Day 2012 is just around the corner, and we're here to help you find a few Fair ways to show mom you care. With Fair Trade USA’s Mother’s Day gift guide, we're giving you the opportunity to ch

05/01/2012
Victory! The 2012 legislation campaign is complete! : Operation Broken Silence

Tennessee just passed five bills that will tighten the state's response to human trafficking. We can make a difference!!!

Operation Broken Silence is pleased to announce that all five bills we introduced this legislative session have passed the House and Senate of the Tennessee General Assembly. We can confidently say that it is much harder to traffic persons in Tennessee because of the tremendous amount of work many p...

04/27/2012

Just wanted to say thank you to all of you who have contacted us this week to help support survivors in need by donating various items. It is great to have so many people working on the same team within different organizations. Don't ever doubt that you can make a difference!!

Please take a moment to read and consider signing.
04/26/2012
End Slavery Now

Please take a moment to read and consider signing.

I just asked President Barack Obama to end modern-day slavery. Will you join me? Click below to add your voice: http://bit.ly/zY4asE

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