Global Centurion: April Newsletter
June 3, 2013No Comments
GCF Serving as Subject Matter Expert to the Department of Defense
One of the most horrific abuses we encounter in our work at Global Centurion Foundation (GCF) is when those entrusted to protect and defend wittingly or unwittingly exploit and abuse the most vulnerable among us.
These tragedies often serve as a wake-up call for the government agency, private corporation or other institution involved, but when such cases emerge, each of these entities have a choice to make: will they turn a blind eye to the abuse or will they invest in developing effective measures to protect potential victims and prevent further abuse?
Earlier this year, GCF began serving as a Subject Matter Expert for the Combating Trafficking in Persons Office in the Department of Defense. In this role, we are assisting in updating the Department’s General Awareness Training which is given to all four branches of service. In addition, we are helping to develop training programs for DoD Contracts and Acquisitions Offices. Finally, we are assisting in creating a specialized training for DoD Law Enforcement, such as military police and other military criminal investigators. Stay tuned for more information about this important work, and news in May about several pieces of new legislation aimed at preventing labor trafficking in government contracting.
GCF In the News: Human Trafficking and Foster Care…Connecting the Dots
Earlier this month, Global Centurion Foundation was featured in Foster Focus Magazine, the nation’s only monthly magazine focused on Foster Care. As GCF President Dr. Laura Lederer, J.D. shared with the magazine, “The whole point of human trafficking is to generate a profit. It’s a business. If there was no profit in it, the people who now profit from human trafficking would find another way to generate revenue.” To gain access to the full article click HERE.
Support the 2013 Norma Hotaling Awards
For the past four years, Global Centurion has recognized individuals and organizations in three areas of anti-trafficking work: 1) survivor-centered service providers; 2) innovative work to curb demand; and, 3) policy work addressing systemic change. In this way we hope to honor and remember Norma, and at the same time, support and recognize the work of abolitionists here in the U.S. and Canada who are carrying on in her vision.
Do you know someone who is a leader in the fight against modern slavery? If so, we are currently accepting applications for this year’s recipients. Find out more here >>
Would you consider supporting these important awards with a gift of any amount? Every year, we are proud that these funds have been raised from individuals, advocates and organizations across the United States. Give here >>
Global Centurion Foundation President and Founder Laura J. Lederer will be speaking at a number of events focused on global anti-trafficking efforts including the 2013 Breaking Free Demand Change Conference in St. Paul, MN. To read about or register for this and other GCF events, please visit our calendar.
Support GCF Today!
Throughout 2013, GCF seeks to greatly expand our efforts to fight modern day slavery by focusing on demand. Your tax-deductible gift of any amount will directly support GCF’s demand-focused initiatives both here and abroad. Give Today >>