ECPAT-USA Lawyers Group!
"Please forward this e-mail to lawyers, law students, and anyone familiar with legal research (or anyone you think would be willing/interested in doing research or writing and volunteering on this committee) and ask them to join the new Lawyer's Committee of ECPAT-USA and offer their legal research and writing services on a strictly pro bono/volunteer basis.Here is the group's new page to join:
ECPAT is an international organization that is fighting to end Child Prostitution, Child Trafficking and Child Pornography. As an attorney who is passionate about human rights and international law, children's rights (especially) are dear to my heart and I am taking a stand as an attorney to help end the victimization of children. I will be chairing this brand new Lawyer's Committee for ECPAT-USA and also wish to create a Lawyer's Committee for Amnesty International as well and get lawyers involved in other AI initiatives. For those unfamiliar with the issue at hand, children are being illegally trafficked in to the United States from all over the world and being victimized and exploited sexually. Some of these children are as young as 4 or 5 years of age. Some are older, 12-17 and are being arrested and jailed as ' prostitutes' without being cared for as victims or as children. The crimes against these children are much more horrific and terrible than you can imagine and it is continuing to happen on a daily basis. If you care about human rights, children's rights, and saving the lives of children who are being victimized here in the U.S., then please join this new committee. Please spread the word and help us to do the legal work necessary to put laws in place that will help prevent child sexploitation from taking place and help the victims of this horrible practice now. The Lawyer's Committee of ECPAT-USA will be hosting meetings in New York, but this will be a national group and I am asking for volunteers all over the U.S. to join and support our efforts. We will need members from every state to research their states' laws and how their state handles child prostitution. --" Please contact Nishi at firstname.lastname@example.org or Max Mayer at email@example.com if you have any questions regarding this group.