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Energy and Action to End Human Trafficking

Dear Friends and Supporters,

As you can imagine, CAST was brimming with energy and action as the nation marked National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month in January.  Our staff led dynamic trainings, participated in strategic community outreach and gave myriad of media interviews!

It’s difficult to choose from all of the activity, but I’d like to share three highlights:

Jan 15- 17:  CAST staff and key partners from the Hospitality and Training Academy and UEvolution participated in the Partnership for Innovation Workshop as finalists in the Reimagine:  Opportunity National Contest.  LinkedIn’s Brad Maurey gave us expert advice on applying new technologies to develop professional networks for survivors to achieve economic self-sufficiency.



January is Natl Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Dear CAST Supporters,

January is a time for new beginnings. So, it’s fitting that January is also National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. The hope and longing of those who are enslaved is to leave behind degradation and injustice and to start fresh, new lives with dignity and hope.

Please let me introduce you to a few survivors of human trafficking who have begun new lives with the help of CAST. Voices of Survivors is a brief, inspiring video that will give you new insight into modern slavery.

In this month of raising awareness, will you take a minute to share this 4-minute video with your online community?

New beginnings are possible for victims of human trafficking. But it takes people like you, me... [more]


Sept News: Back to School

Dear CAST Supporters,

For most kids in the United States, September signals “back to school” – a month of buying books, school supplies and new clothes. Unfortunately, some kids will be absent from classrooms this fall. Instead of studying in safety, they will be forced to fend for themselves on the streets.

This month’s CAST newsletter highlights our legal program serving U.S. citizens. Human trafficking in the United States takes many forms, but the most recognized form involves sexual exploitation. Sadly, these cases also involve minors. Research shows that girls as young as twelve are lured and forced into the commercial sex trade.

Twelve. At this vulnerable season of life, girls have been coerced into “the life”... [more]


Fall 2011 Newsletter

Greetings CAST Friends,

It has been a long held vision for CAST to take our groundbreaking national work to end slavery and trafficking and expand our outreach internationally in partnership with our neighbors to the South.  With the help of your donor dollars and our partners at the Department of State, we have started broad new initiatives to help victims in Mexico and Guatemala.  At times, this is precarious work for CAST and fo r our partners because of the ever present and growing climate of terror and violence brought about by traffickers and the competing drug cartels.

Nadia Islam

CAST Mexico is a project designed to build the capacity of NGO’s (Non Governmental Organizations) across Mexico... [more]


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