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Second Chance Nominated For United Nations Award For Best Practices In Fighting Human Trafficking

November, 2010

Press Contact: Dana Esposito Esposito_D@students.lynchburg.edu

Second Chance Nominated For United Nations Award For Best Practices In Fighting Human Trafficking

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2010: Second Chance Employment services (SCES) has been nominated to receive the first-ever United Nations anti-trafficking award for best business practices in fighting human trafficking.

The award will be presented at a major UN-sponsored trafficking forum, December 10-12 in Luxor, Egypt. The award recognizes organizations that effectively combat human trafficking through unique and ground-breaking initiatives. SCES President Dr. Ludy Green will receive the award.

Second Chance has gained international acclaim by helping trafficking victims gain personal and economic freedom by gaining U.S. citizenship and meaningful employment. Second Chance’s unique business model of helping abuse victims gain self-sufficiency through employment is being adopted in other nations where trafficking is widespread. This approach also is being widely studied internationally.

Most trafficking victims are women and children who are used as sex slaves, or as servants who work in virtual domestic slavery around the clock for little or no wages. Some 14,500 to 17,500 people are trafficked into the U.S. every year, according to humantrafficking.org.

The UN forum will focus on key issues surrounding human trafficking, and identifying solutions. Attendees will include United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The documentary “Not My Life” by Academy Award Nominee Robert Bilheimer also will be screened.

The award jury includes: H.H. Aga Khan, H.E. Suzanne Mubrarak, H.H. Princess Mathilde of Belgium, Georg Kell, Antonie Maria Costa, and Henrik Madsen. The recipient will gain great visibility through a communications campaign coordinated by the UN. The recipient also will be showcased at anti-human trafficking events and conferences around the world.

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For more information about Second Chance, visit www.scesnet.org. To invite Dr. Ludy Green as an speaker to your event visit her website www.ludygreen.com

 

 
 
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