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Stop Human Trafficking by Fragment-City
Stop Human Trafficking
Today, July 30, 2015, is World Day Against Human Trafficking.
Many people don't like to believe human trafficking exists. They don't like to understand that it's a form of modern slavery. It's the 21st century, wasn't slavery abolished over a hundred years ago? Well, I'd like to believe so, too. Unfortunately, human trafficking is alive and well. And just because (to all you American viewers out there) we don't hear about this often and know that it exists in far off places in South and Southeast Asia somewhere, doesn't mean it's not going on right in our backyards. Actually, the United States provides some of the biggest markets for human trafficking. 
Worldwide, human trafficking is an industry that makes well over 30 billion USD a year. Many people who promise to put an end to it are simply repeating empty rhetoric with a hear no evil, see no evil, and speak no evil mentality. Among the victims of human trafficking, most are women and children lured into sexual and labor exploitation. They are lured into the industry with gifts and false promises of a better life. To these women and children, there is no choice but to enter the industry so they may earn some money to survive. Still, most of the money goes to the traffickers. They may also be trafficked when threatened. 
When people are trafficked, their mental and physical health is in severe danger. There is no telling what can happen sometimes. Trafficked persons may become physically and mentally injured. In the cases of sexual exploitation, they run high risks of getting sexually associated illnesses (whether they be infections or diseases), and women run risks of getting pregnant. And if women do get pregnant, some may consider abortion through dangerous means. 
One more thing before wrapping this up: Many people may argue that they don't really /see/ it. Well, we do see it. You might not notice it though. Things like this are actually advertised, just look around. And media doesn't help either with increased sexualization of women and children. 
To combat this issue, one of the best things we can do is to spread awareness and educate ourselves to recognize the signs of human trafficking. Only then can we truly be able to take action. 
Thank you.
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Rabia Muhammad
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Art is almost everything to me. I can't live without it and can't imagine a world where I couldn't create anything. I work on a netbook with it's mousepad and I draw traditionally using GIMP. Recently, I've been trying out Blender and getting into 3D Modeling. IT's fun, honestly.

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What's between my legs should not be treated as an obstacle or a catalyst to achieve my dreams.
Realize that sexism is outdated. Move on to the 21st century. Don't expect more from your sons and less from your daughters. Have high expectations for both and encourage them to be the person the aspire to be. If he wants to take up cooking, let him. If she wants to run for president, let her. If he needs to release emotions he's been bottling up for too long, let him. Don't patronize him. He's human. If she wants to take control, let her. Don't deny her. She's human. Being human doesn't entail being confined to gender stereotypes, it's to be free from them. 

It's time for to realize that sexism shouldn't even be a thing anymore, but it's sad to say that it is.
Aspire to be everything you want to be. As human beings, we are all capable of achieving great things.

I, for one, will not be told "No" when I chase my dreams because of the way I was brought into the world and I will do everything I can to be who I want to be, regardless of anyone else's views.

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This entry isn't directed to one person in particular, it's something that I've been needing to say for a long time. Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope that it has been helpful in some way.

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EarnestTryvia Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You. Pretty lady. With the face. How are you doing?
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Fragment-City Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
YOU. I HAVENT TALKED TO YOU IN FOREVER.
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I'm in Model UN so I've been doing so much international stuff <3 
Media is fun af
and omgomg we still need to meet up for coffee or something :(
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EarnestTryvia Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy crap that's awesome! I missed my chance to get in on that while I was there, take advantage! Thats super awesome!

We doooo! I just finished classes: 3
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Fragment-City Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
<3 we're on our way to be nationally ranked <3
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JulijanaM Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for faving V by JulijanaM ! :D I appreciate a lot your support Rabia! :D :hug:
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EarnestTryvia Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey you. You're beautiful.
And I hope you're having an awesome day. 
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Fragment-City Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey you. You're beautiful, too. I love you and hope you're having an awesome day, too <3
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SenZzo-art Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for faving "Octane Portrait 1"!
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Fragment-City Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem :3
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Kumura Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
Thank you for the favorite! > v <
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