Monday, May 6, 2013

Reception Wednesday to Meet Nonprofits Helping Asian Human Trafficking Victims: RSVP Today!

AATOP and one of our legal partners, The Asian Pacific American Legal Advocacy Network (APLAN), invite you to a Meet and Greet this Wednesday, May 8, 2013 to learn about human trafficking in the Asian American community in Chicago and meet other legal professionals who are interested in making helping trafficking victims!

RSVP today!

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Join Us for a Reception to
Learn About Groups Assisting Asian Human Trafficking Victims
Space is Limited-RSVP Today!

Meet and Greet: APLAN and IOFA
  • Have you wondered how you can help human trafficking victims? 
  • Did you know that a large percentage of human trafficking victims in the United States are Asian? 
We invite you to learn more about two nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping Asian Pacific American trafficking survivors in the Chicago area the Asian Pacific American Legal Advocacy Network (APLAN) and theInternational Organization for Adolescents(IOFA). 

Date and Time
May 8, 2013 (Wednesday)

Chicago Bar Association
321 S. Plymouth Court
Chicago, IL 

Hors d'oeuvres compliments of Chicago Bar Association 
Soriya: Domestic Servitude
Labor Trafficking

Thirteen year old Soriya was told by her parents she was moving to the U.S. with family friends who would allow her to receive an education and learn English. 

Born and raised in a small village in Cambodia, Soriya's family was struggling to pay the school fees for their children's education and welcomed the opportunity for Soriya to receive an education in the United States.

Shortly after she arrived in the US, the father she was living with began to physically and sexually abuse the young girl, creating a constant environment of fear for Soriya. For the next six years Soriya was forced to clean the house, wash clothes, cook, and care for their three children, often working 18 hours a day while receiving no form of payment. She was never allowed to enroll in school as the family had promised, go outside, or even use the phone.
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The Asian Pacific American Legal Advocacy Network (APLAN) is a legal, human, and civil rights organization that promotes equality and social justice for Asian Americans.

APLAN envisions a society where Asian American communities are empowered to fully realize their rights and have access to culturally informed services. 
More about APLAN:

The International Organization for Adolescents (IOFA) is dedicated to improving the lives of young people by addressing critical and emerging issues affecting vulnerable adolescents around the world.
More about IOFA:
The Asian American Trafficking Outreach Project (AATOP) aims to fill the current gap in services and outreach for API victims of human trafficking by partnering with API-serving organizations to build their capacity to identify and serve victims of human trafficking.
More about Asian American Trafficking Outreach Project (AATOP): 

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