anti-human trafficking · anti-slavery · human trafficking · international princess project · ipp · punjammies · slavery

Blue Stripes & Polka Dots

– Outfit #2 to stand up against modern-day slavery/human trafficking & promote modesty! –

A very special thank you to Amanda of Off of Broadway for letting me borrow this skirt from her etsy shop.
The great thing about Amanda is that she too has a heart for victims of human trafficking. When you buy from her shop she will be giving 100% of the profits to International Princess Project. She also will be selling Punjammies in her store (made by the saved victims). More information on this organization below!
[shirts from Delias, necklace from Europeantrendy’s Jewelry, shoes c/o Payless]


Reason why I’m doing this #2
:
While I am playing with my sons and trying to teach them about life, there are many young girls in India who are forced into prostitution. Many of these girls/women are caged in their brothels in red-light districts and are abused and raped each day by many men who pay for their services (in which they never are able to keep their money). International Princess Project works to restore these women out of such slavery and give them the skills and opportunity to make clothing so they can make their own living. PUNJAMMIES is part of their aftercare of restoration. It helps these women realize they are more than a commodity. IPP also helps educate, give medical care, and help them have a chance of being integrated back into society without being labeled  by terms for the people they were forced to become or without them being forced again into prostitution. Please help support IPP‘s work today! I have listed some statistics dealing with the women in which IPP helps. I got the list from a book called Beyond the Soiled Curtain which I read recently. Most were cited from state.gov and ecpat.net (and other places referenced in their endnotes).

  • 2.3 million girls and women work as prostitutes & madams in India. 
  • 2,000 girls are rescued from sex-slavery each year in India. 
  • 200,000 persons are trafficked into, within or through India annually. 
  • 40,000 trafficked Nepalese children work in prostitution in India.
  • 65 million children in India are disadvantaged; they may lack food, drinking water, shelter, medical care and the opportunity for an education.
  • 70% of the sex workers in Bombay, India are HIV-positive.
  • 200,000 women and girls work in the brothels of Bombay.
  • 90% of the children of prostituted women in Bombay eventually become enslaved in prostitution.
  • $400 million in revenue is generated each year by Bombay’s red-light district.
If you’d like me to borrow your clothes to spread awareness against human trafficking and promote modesty, please E-mail me: marvelousthingsphoto@gmail.com
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25 thoughts on “Blue Stripes & Polka Dots

  1. It's heartening to see that people are getting on your bandwagon. That skirt is excellent, combining two of my favourite things: stripes and polka dots. Godspeed, Victoria!

  2. Thank you for continuing to do this series! I think it's great that you're highlighting various charities that help those who are stuck in human trafficking situations. Love your outfit too–that skirt is beautiful. πŸ™‚

  3. I'm really enjoying this series; it's really eye-opening, and your dedication is so admirable.And what a pretty skirt! Those shades of blue look amazing on you!

  4. You're boys are just too cute. They're like little angels! I think this is a great series and I really enjoy every one of them. I can't wait to see what comes next!

  5. you look absolutely beautiful victoria!!! thanks so much for spreading the word about exploitation and human trafficking. and especially for the shout out to IPP πŸ™‚ i was so happy that this skirt worked for you. can't wait to hear even more!

  6. I think it's great what you are doing with the wearing the clothes to raise awareness of trafficking. Kudos to you! I'm sorry it took me so long to respond. I'd wanted to days ago but life (and feeling under the weather) got in the way.

  7. I just read your comment on my boston post, i did NOT notice the toilet handle on the other side! im kicking myself for not looking. i love that city so much.Also, I've been reading more and more about child prostitution and the horror of human trafficking. A friend of mine recommended I watch "Very Young Girls," she already confirmed that you can't watch without crying but she also said its very interesting to watch.

  8. You look amazing and for a good cause! I am going to check out Amanda's shop. It truly is amazing what you are doing, you are doing so much more than spreading awareness, you are fighting.

  9. You look amazing and for a good cause! I am going to check out Amanda's shop. It truly is amazing what you are doing, you are doing so much more than spreading awareness, you are fighting.

  10. I think it's great what you are doing with the wearing the clothes to raise awareness of trafficking. Kudos to you! I'm sorry it took me so long to respond. I'd wanted to days ago but life (and feeling under the weather) got in the way.

  11. I'm really enjoying this series; it's really eye-opening, and your dedication is so admirable.And what a pretty skirt! Those shades of blue look amazing on you!

  12. Well I thank you so very much for also spreading the word out too about sexual exploitation and human trafficking!! It is so nice to know that there are other bloggers with the same heartstrings.

  13. Thanks so much!! I still have about 6 inches to go before it is the length it used to be before I cut out my dreadlocks of old. haha. I think it is really nice of people too.

  14. All of those stats are so heartbreaking, you're doing a great thing in raising awareness about the issue and the people who support it (I'll check out that Etsy shop for sure)!

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