Our Voice

Our Voice

On Saturday July 18, 2015 "OUR VOICE” campaign hit the streets rallying awareness against human trafficking led by, Mary White, founder of Gems Uncovered

A group of youth 12-17 (the age range that is targeted) took the streets of Long Beach to scream out loud; STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING.  Holding signs up that read “We are not for sale!”  These brave young heroes made it their mission to take on a huge problem that many don’t know exists or think it only happens in other countries. 

The youth did an outstanding job of being doers of the Word. "Be courageous! Let us fight bravely for our people and the cities of our God" - Mary White

Gems Uncovered is an organization dedicated not only to spread awareness, but also a ministry to help get these victims off the streets, and furthermore to try to heal them from the torture they have endured. 

The “Our Voice” Campaign is more than a one-day event; this is a six-month movement that will bring awareness to various communities throughout the city of Long Beach California. Before any girl can participate in the campaign, they must attend a mandatory sex trafficking awareness workshop highlighting topics such as “But he said that he loved me” and “Safe Touch”. If you are interested in joining the fight against human trafficking or joining next month’s campaign email Mary at mary@gemsuncovered.org or visit gemsuncovered.org

“Our Voice” Campaign is a collaborate effort sponsored by She Arises, UNCVRD Jewelry and partnership with World Outreach church & Mary White founder of Gems Uncovered a non-profit organization assisting in the after care for survivors of sex trafficking.

Human trafficking is the fastest growing black market, and shows no sign of slowing down. “The average age of human trafficking victims is 12-17 years old, and their average “shelf life” is only 3-7 years” -gemsuncovered.org

Chants like, "I don't want to be for sale 'cuz it's not ok!" were sung at the rally on Saturday.

Chants like, "I don't want to be for sale 'cuz it's not ok!" were sung at the rally on Saturday.

Un grupo de jóvenes 12-17 (la edad ideal para los traficantes) tomó las calles de Long Beach a gritar en voz alta; NO MAS! A LA VENTA DE PERSONAS.  Mensajes como, "No estamos en venta!" Estos héroes valientes jóvenes realizan su misión para asumir un enorme problema que muchos no saben que existe o piensan que sólo ocurre en otros países.

La venta de personas es el mercado negro de más rápido crecimiento, y no muestra signos de desaceleración.

"La edad promedio de las víctimas de venta de personas es 12 a 17 años de edad,

y su promedio de "vida útil" es sólo 3-7 años "gemsuncovered.org

Use la pagina red de gems uncovered si esto lo conmueve a usted desear aprender más acerca de esta forma de, esclavitud moderna.

Gems uncovered, es una organización dedicada no sólo a difundir el conocimiento, sino también un ministerio para ayudar a las víctimas de las calles, y además para tratar de curarlos de la tortura que han soportado.

Our voice campaign, es un movimiento de emprender acciones para hablar a favor de las víctimas de la trata de personas, es una colaboración entre la Iglesia World Outreach, y 7th street church con el patrocinamiento de She Arises y Uncvrd Jewelry.

Un grupo de valientes almas continuará reuniéndose una vez al mes para hablar a favor de las víctimas de esta horrible forma de esclavitud. Si a usted le gustaría aprender más acerca de este problema o cómo usted puede participar por favor visite gemsuncovered.org.

Music added lightness to this heavy and dark issue. 

Music added lightness to this heavy and dark issue. 

These are the faces of courage.  

These are the faces of courage.  

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Human trafficking is the fastest growing black market, and shows no sign of slowing down. “The average age of human trafficking victims is 12-17 years old, and their average “shelf life” is only 3-7 years” -gemsuncovered.org

Four corners were filled with small groups.  Energy bounced back and forth between the groups.  One group would ask,  "Sex Slavery! Are you ok with that?" Another group would answer, "NO!" 

Four corners were filled with small groups.  Energy bounced back and forth between the groups.  One group would ask,  "Sex Slavery! Are you ok with that?" Another group would answer, "NO!" 

We are not ok with that!  

We are not ok with that!  

Blessed; being able to use your gifts to help others. 

Blessed; being able to use your gifts to help others. 

It is important for everyone to get involved in this movement. 

It is important for everyone to get involved in this movement. 

If you wait until the right moment to do something, you might miss your chance to do anything at all.   

If you wait until the right moment to do something, you might miss your chance to do anything at all.   

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Pay close attention to the number on the barcode, it means something powerful.  

Pay close attention to the number on the barcode, it means something powerful.  

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OurVoice
You can make a difference.  

You can make a difference.  

Cars honked with encouragement as the drove by.  A lot of people gave the protesters thumbs up.  Some bystanders stopped and thanked the group for their effort. 

Cars honked with encouragement as the drove by.  A lot of people gave the protesters thumbs up.  Some bystanders stopped and thanked the group for their effort. 

Uncvrd Jewelry, a sponsor and activist.  

Uncvrd Jewelry, a sponsor and activist.  

They came, they spoke, they have only begun.  

They came, they spoke, they have only begun.  

Unity is power. 

Unity is power. 

These girls have the courage it takes to be beacons of light. 

These girls have the courage it takes to be beacons of light. 

At the end of the day, their hard work paid off.  It was a successful first rally of many to come.

At the end of the day, their hard work paid off.  It was a successful first rally of many to come.

Prayer before, prayer after.  Thank you, Mary white, for leading this powerful movement.  

Prayer before, prayer after.  Thank you, Mary white, for leading this powerful movement.  

 

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