All posts tagged: human trafficking victims

Dottie Laster,MORE Magazine,ImaginePublicity

Sex Trafficking’s Unlikely Angel, Dottie Laster Featured in MORE Magazine’s October, 2012 Issue

On the day that President Obama spoke about his administration’s beefed up efforts to fight against human trafficking, MORE Magazine’s October issue hit the news stands with an excellent article on one of trafficking’s leading advocates, Dottie Laster. President Obama Speaks Against Human Trafficking Enforcing the laws, rescuing and restoring victims of trafficking is a 24 hour job which Dottie Laster takes seriously. With little sleep, Laster’s phone is always on, ready to take the next call from the next victim who may need her help, or victims whom she has rescued who just need to talk to her in order to stay on the path of self sufficiency. MORE Magazine article, Sex Trafficking’s Unlikely Angel, by Mimi Swartz, outlines what it’s like for Dottie Laster as an advocate, trainer and facilitator to victims of sex trafficking globally. Lately, Laster has focused within her home state of Texas and has helped expose what’s going on behind closed doors in the bars and cantinas, massage parlors and spas, and sometimes residential homes in Houston, one of …

TRAFFICKED Designs, Dottie Laster, jewelry workshop

Dottie Laster: Human Trafficking Victims Find New Opportunity with TRAFFICKED Designs

Jewelry ….SOS….Save One Soul TRAFFICKED Designs introduces a new line of handmade jewelry aptly titled “SOS: Save One Soul” as part of Dottie Laster’s mission to assist rescued victims of human trafficking to become more self-sufficient. Bypassing some of the traditional means of employment, TRAFFICKED Designs will use designs and talents of rescued human trafficking victims to help grow a business in which they can prosper and re-enter the world successfully. It’s often difficult for the victims to get a fresh start, especially in the job market where background and credit checks limit the availability of meaningful employment. Resources for rescued victims are limited throughout the United States, clearly an area of need among nearly every community whose budgets are forcing them to work at a minimum. Like anyone victimized by crime, trafficking victims must have specialized care, safety from the traffickers, mental health treatment, and the basics like food and shelter. To be able to re-enter the job market, victims must slowly re-enter society. In order to assist with the transition TRAFFICKED Designs will …