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WHAT IS HUMAN TRAFFICKING?

Human Trafficking is the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation. Exploitation shall include, at a minimum, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, or forced labor or services.

It is slavery.

2017 US State Dept Human Trafficking Report

Why Morocco?

While human trafficking occurs in every corner of the globe Morocco is uniquely situated in the world as a transit route from sub-saharan Africa into Europe, a gateway to the eastern world, and an emerging nation with booming cities, industries, and tourism.

2017 Trafficking in persons report: Morocco country narrative

Morocco's Young Domestic Slaves

While the 2010 media campaign, of which this video was a part, has raised much awareness about the evils of “Little Maids” it remains a commonly accepted practices with reports of deaths from mistreatment in girls as young as 12 every year.

The work of human hands are bought and sold on street corners like coffee and cigarettes

THE GRAY BUTTERFLY

Beauty for Ashes stands for hope.  We believe that every human life tells a story and in turn contributes to the emerging story of all humanity.