"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing- Edmund Burke"
35 years old
Last Login: 1/10/2008
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|Who is not, but should be newsworthy today?|
â��Manna is from South Asia
Manna lived with her brother and was beaten by him on several occasions. When she was 14, she decided running away was her best option. Passing through the clutter and scuffle of a train station, a young woman noticed Manna crying and offered to help. She listened to Manna and won her trust, promising a job selling fabric. The woman led Manna to a place to rest and slept beside her that first night, but when Manna woke the woman was gone and another woman warned that her life was no longer her own. She would not sell fabric but her body.
Manna refused her first three customers, but the brothel keeper pulled her hair, punched her and beat her repeatedly until she gave in to the men who had come to rape her. She tried to run away and even begged the men who raped her to rescue her or call the police.
The nightmare continued for two years until another girl whom IJM had rescued led IJM operatives back to rescue more girls hidden in a soundproof dungeon. Manna was one of four young girls rescued from that dark place. She now lives in the freedom of an aftercare home that provides love, safety and schooling where she studies to become a social worker. IJM helped build a case against her brothel keepers. They were both convicted and sentenced in 2004 to five years rigorous imprisonment.
With a smile that filled the room like sunlight Manna said, â��I came to prison, but I am not alone. God took me from that place to here. I am requesting to God that like IJM saved me they will save even more. What is impossible for men is possible for God.â��
|What current events or circumstances should receive more news coverage?|
|human trafficking, child molestation, slavery.|
|Who is today's most absurd role model?|
|For what causes have you taken action in the past?|
|global warming, the one campaign, the international justice mission|
|What is a socially-conscious website that everyone should know about?|