Saturday, October 15, 2005

Human Trafficking Miniseries Premiers October 24

October 24 is the premiere of Lifetime Television's first original miniseries, "Human Trafficking," starring actors Mira Sorvino and Donald Sutherland . The story is described as “a tough, uncompromising drama about the brutal realities behind the international trafficking and brokering of women and children for sex.” The miniseries was developed with the help of a wide range of anti-human trafficking advocates and are a part of Lifetime's Emmy Award-winning campaign "Stop Violence Against Women." The International Justice Mission has endorsed the 2-part television production as a "powerful portrayal of the dignity and plight of victims in a way that motivates people to action"; Girls Inc. has commended the outreach for "shedding light on the importance of protecting girls and women from this horrible crime"; and the Vital Voices Global Partnership organization applauds the program for "presenting the terrible realities of this trans-national crime and enabling viewers to help stop this modern-day slavery." The Tahirih Justice Center Executive Director Layli Miller-Muro said, "One of the strongest tools we have in the fight against human trafficking and the international marriage broker industry is public education.”  Source. Lifetime Television. For more information, click here (last visited October 15, 2005, reo).

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