GCWJ https://www.gcwj.org Fri, 15 Oct 2021 18:48:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.1 https://www.gcwj.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/cropped-favicon-32x32.png GCWJ https://www.gcwj.org 32 32 6th Annual Fair Trade Fashion Show https://www.gcwj.org/6th-annual-fair-trade-fashion-show/ Fri, 15 Oct 2021 18:06:19 +0000 https://www.gcwj.org/?p=2925 6th Annual Fair Trade Fashion Show Read More »

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How does a fashion show stop human trafficking? According to The Good Trade, “Fast fashion is the design, manufacturing, and marketing method focused on rapidly producing high volumes of clothing. Garment production utilizes trend replication and low-quality materials (like synthetic fabrics) in order to bring inexpensive styles to the public. These cheaply made, trendy pieces have resulted in an...

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Prevalence of Labor Trafficking in Hispanic Communities https://www.gcwj.org/hispanic-heritage-month/ Wed, 06 Oct 2021 20:50:20 +0000 https://www.gcwj.org/?p=2910 Hispanic Heritage Month: Prevalence of Labor Trafficking in Hispanic Communities Read More »

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By Emily Miller National Hispanic Heritage Month began on September 15th in 1988, coinciding with the independence anniversaries of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. [1] As we celebrate Hispanic heritage during the month of September and early October, it is important to know why we celebrate. We must celebrate the progress behind us, and fight against the injustice in...

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Priceless 2021: How are the children? https://www.gcwj.org/priceless-2021/ Mon, 04 Oct 2021 18:57:34 +0000 https://www.gcwj.org/?p=2899 Priceless 2021: How are the children? Read More »

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On September 18th, Vanguard University’s Global Center for Women and Justice (GCWJ) held its 8th annual Priceless luncheon. This year, Priceless raised over $200,000 to fund the fight against human trafficking. Dr. Sandra Morgan, director of the GCWJ, and Nicole Suydam, President and CEO of Goodwill of Orange County, spoke on the importance of prevention, initiative, aftercare, and being informed.

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Mental Health and Leadership in Athletics https://www.gcwj.org/mental-health-and-leadership-in-athletics/ Thu, 23 Sep 2021 16:26:57 +0000 https://www.gcwj.org/?p=2878 Mental Health and Leadership in Athletics Read More »

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Written By Malia Yim, Student at Westmont College The Olympics are a big deal in my household. With all four of my family members being former or current high competing athletes, you best believe that we have two televisions in our living room streaming at one time. Women’s gymnastics, however, gets all of our undivided attention. Gymnastics is a sport none of my family members have any experience...

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Women’s Equality Day https://www.gcwj.org/womens-equality-day/ Thu, 26 Aug 2021 05:00:34 +0000 https://www.gcwj.org/?p=2856 Women’s Equality Day Read More »

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101 years ago, on August 26th, 1920, then Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby signed the Nineteenth Amendment into law, giving American women the right to vote. [i] The persistence and courage of the early suffragists inspires us today to continue the fight against the oppression and exploitation of women and children worldwide. To create a brighter future for women in America and around the world...

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New Faces Join the GCWJ Team! https://www.gcwj.org/new-faces-join-the-gcwj-team/ Mon, 26 Jul 2021 06:11:56 +0000 https://www.gcwj.org/?p=2838 New Faces Join the GCWJ Team! Read More »

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After a year of remote work, GCWJ is excited to announce two new people have joined the GCWJ team! Anna Marquez became involved with human trafficking awareness this past October when she attended a gala and heard Dr. Sandie Morgan speak. She knew right away she wanted to get involved with the Global Center for Women and Justice, and so this past Christmas, she along with colleagues and friends...

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Live2free: Resilience During Covid-19 https://www.gcwj.org/live2free-resilience-during-covid-19/ Sat, 17 Apr 2021 04:35:24 +0000 https://www.gcwj.org/?p=2666 In March of 2020, Covid-19 abruptly changed everything about daily life in the United States. As the nation moved online overnight, abolitionists fighting modern-day slavery faced new, unexpected challenges and roadblocks. Rates of human trafficking rose drastically while access to services decreased, creating a need for innovate solutions to address rapidly evolving problems. For years...

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Impact of COVID-19 on Human Trafficking  https://www.gcwj.org/impact-of-covid-19-on-human-trafficking/ Fri, 15 Jan 2021 20:40:22 +0000 https://www.gcwj.org/?p=2554 Impact of COVID-19 on Human Trafficking  Read More »

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Impact of COVID-19 on Human Trafficking By Ruthi Hoffman Hanchett After nearly 10 months of a global pandemic that has brought death, isolation, poverty, and fear, those of us in the anti-trafficking community continue to ask the question; how will this affect human trafficking? While data is still emerging and information may be more anecdotal than rigorous, we know that the vulnerabilities that...

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National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month https://www.gcwj.org/national-slavery-human-trafficking-prevention-month/ Wed, 06 Jan 2021 23:07:03 +0000 https://www.gcwj.org/?p=2529 National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month Read More »

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This January, the Global Center for Women and Justice is honoring National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month through an emphasis on solutions for the heightened levels of exploitation brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Even under normal circumstances, identifying and providing resources to human-trafficking victims is challenging. Now, with the added complications of the pandemic...

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10 Fair Trade and Ethically Sourced Gift Ideas for this Christmas Season https://www.gcwj.org/10-fair-trade-and-ethically-sourced-gift-ideas-for-this-christmas-season/ Sun, 06 Dec 2020 01:06:46 +0000 https://www.gcwj.org/?p=2499 This holiday season, give gifts mindfully and embrace the opportunity to live out your values! We have compiled our top 10 socially responsible, actively ethical product suggestions. Shop with kindness this Christmas, and give with the knowledge that your gifts are doing good in the world around you! 1. Coastal Choker, elegant handcrafted necklace This lovely handmade jewelry piece is a delicate...

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