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Me-to-We Awards

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2013 “Me-to-We” Social Action Awards

I’m honoured to announce that I have been selected as one of three shortlisted nominees for the 2013 Me-to-We Social Action award for my work to end human trafficking! If I win, I will be able to provide a charity of my choice with a $5,000 donation and will receive a spread in Canadian Living Magazine that I can use to help raise awareness of human trafficking, violence against women and child exploitation.
This isn’t about accolades, this is about raising awareness of this heinous crime and raising funds to support survivors to thrive in freedom. Human Trafficking is the fast growing crime on the planet, forcing over 27 Million people into modern day slavery in 161 countries worldwide. This is unacceptable; people are not to be bought and sold!
Voting is from today until June 1st. People can vote everyday so it would be great if you could help me spread the word!
Please help me to raise this awareness and put an end to this great injustice.
I truly appreciate your votes, friendship and support!
-Tara Teng

Time to Act

Canada can do better for prostituted women.

On Monday, March 26 2012, the Ontario Court of Appeal released their ruling on a landmark prostitution case that will have huge implications on the future of prostitution, sex trafficking and violence against women in our society. To read more of the details, please follow this link.

 The battle is not over.

“It now remains open to Parliament to respond with new legislation that complies with the requirements of the Charter.” (Quote from the March 26 Court Document)

We are calling on all Canadians who share this belief to stand together in solidarity with those who have been exploited and demand that the Nordic Model for prostitution be adopted by Canada’s Parliament. 

The time to act is now. We have a short window of opportunity to empower women and rise up to defend their safety and freedom.

The time to act is now…we cannot stand by and do nothing.

 Please watch the video below, share it with others and take action.

The time to act is now.


3 Things

Over the last few years, people always tell me,

“Let me know if there is anything I can do to help end human trafficking”

There is a LOT that each and every one of us can do! Here are 3  very simple, very effective things that you can do right now to help end human trafficking.

  1. Take 45 minutes and watch Hope for the Sold, currently the only documentary that focuses on human trafficking here in Canada. You can find it online here: http://hopeforthesold.com/resource
  2. Visit slaveryfootprint.org and take the inventory. Contrary to popular belief, we are not far removed from modern day slavery
  3.  Finally, as Valentine’s Day approaches, do child slaves a favour and do NOT buy chocolate that isn’t fair trade.  More info on CNN here: http://thecnnfreedomproject.blogs.cnn.com/2012/01/19/child-slavery-and-chocolate-all-too-easy-to-find/


Show Me Your Faith

I can’t even put into words what I am feeling right now. I’ve been sitting here staring at this page… trying to find the right words to express the revolution rising with my heart.

INDIFFERENCE IS NOT AN OPTION

Do Something Now nails it in their trailer for Passion 2012…. we cannot afford to allow our desire for personal comfort stand in the way of freedom for 27+Million people worldwide.

WE ARE THE REASON WHY THEY ARE IN SLAVERY

If there was not a demand for slave-made products and services then there would be no supply.

WE are the ones holding innocent people captive. WE drive the demand for “affordable” clothing, coffee beans, rice, tea, cell phones, computers, diamonds, pornography and prostitution. WE are the ones to blame and WE need to be the ones to answer the call to action!

The time is NOW. The bell has been ringing for centuries but we were too consumed in ourselves to hear. I refuse to be a bystander. I have been given freedom…now it is my turn to fight for the freedom of others.

Over the last three years fighting full-time for freedom, I have been told by numerous people and  countless radio interviewers and newspaper journalists that I am overly ambitious  or naive. So WHAT?! I believe in a big God who is capable of big things! The “impossible” is irrelevant. The future is changed by people who dare to dream in a better way. The world is changed by people who refuse to accept that status quo when they know that something greater is possible!

Do you BELIEVE that slavery will end?

 Then LIVE like you mean it!

I will show you my faith by what I do (James 2:18). Actions speak louder than words and once you truly believe in something, it changes the way that you live every aspect of your life!

I’m don’t want to live lukewarm, “half-ass” or less than God has for me. I want to live WITH CONVICTION and make my faith evident by the way I live each day.

If we want to “make a difference” then we need to be ready to sacrifice it all, live on the edge and join the love revolution of shameless idealists who live with conviction and challenge the status quo, for a world of freedom and radiance!

YOUR TURN:

How will YOU live with conviction this year? 

How will YOU show your faith?

How will YOU participate in the movement to re-abolish slavery?


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