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SANDS OF SILENCE: Waves of Courage — Geolocalized broadcast in Spain’s territories on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women RTVE (Radio Televisión Española), the country’s public television system which counts with the largest audience. Read below my #MeToo article published in Spain’s daily EL PAÍS on the eve of the […]

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Access to technology can counter sexual exploitation | FORBES

  SANDS OF SILENCE Film Campaign Featured in Forbes Magazine: by Rebecca Sadwick and Sarah Godoy Forbes Magazine ACCESS TO TECHNOLOGY CAN COUNTER SEXUAL EXPLOITATION Forbes Magazine – Febr. 29, 2016 – “In a campaign that calls for immediate action, Chelo Alvarez-Stehle’s film Sands of Silence: Waves of Courage has engaged a global community by […]

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When there is no reason to feel grateful | Malibu Chronicle

By Chelo Alvarez-Stehle Feeling grateful when you have plenty is easy. Feeling grateful when you’ve been robbed of the most fundamental possessions in your life: your freedom, your dignity, your sense of being, seems like an impossible task. But not for Virginia Isaias, a survivor of sex trafficking whose journey is part of the documentary […]

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Working to change human trafficking | Malibu Life | malibutimes.com

Working to change human trafficking | Malibu Life | malibutimes.com

Malibu filmmaker launches entertainment-based campaign to stop 21st-century slavery — By Bibi Jordan / Special to The Malibu TimesMalibu filmmaker Chelo Alvarez-Stehle is bringing focus to a delicate, but all too real problem that most Americans assume no longer exists: slavery. She is one of a group of Malibu activists determined to educate teens about […]

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Californians Target Human Trafficking | VOA

LOS ANGELES – A recent U.S. State Department report says 27 million people worldwide are subject to forced labor and sexual slavery. A major effort is under way in California to fight the problem. Virginia Isaias was forced to marry at 15 in her native Mexico, and later kidnapped with her six-year-old daughter and forced […]

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