Recently, everybody is seeing those ads on Instagram where Urban Outfitters, H&M, Nike, DWCRE, Victoria Secret etc. retailers recruiting influencers and models and are posting it on stories but in fact, they’re doing this for sex trafficking purposes. Actually their target is to choose people under 18, not because of their looks at all but because they could trick them easily and also, they couldn’t defend themselves very easily and that they could do whatever they want with them.
If you have no idea what sex trafficking is, we’ll tell you all you need to know right here. If you’re interested, keep on reading.
The common age a child enters sex trafficking is 14-16 years old; they’re too young and naïve to realize what’s happening. However, society may call it prostitution but federal law calls it sex trafficking. Victims need help not judgment or punishment.
Sex trafficking is when someone is forced or deceived into prostitution (زني) —or maintained in prostitution through one of these means after initially consenting—that person is a victim of trafficking. Under such circumstances, criminals involved in recruiting, harboring, transporting, providing, or obtaining a person for that purpose are responsible for trafficking crimes.
A commercial sex act includes prostitution, pornography and sexual performance done in exchange for any item of value such as, money, drugs, shelter, food or clothes.
It thrives because there’s serious demand on the buyer, who fuels the market with their money so, the trafficker exploits victims to earn revenue from buyers, which leads to the victims, who include both males and females who are bought and sold for profit.
Traffickers mostly find victims through social media but they also find them in home neighborhood, clubs or bars, internet and school.
They lure them through promises of protection, adventure, love, opportunities and homes.
Traffickers use violence, fear, threats and intimidation to ensure compliance and meet demand.
Because of social stigma or misinformation, victims go either unidentified or misidentified. Unidentified victims are shut down by fear and the control of the trafficker. Misidentified victims are pigeonholed into treatment for only the surface issues. So, sex trafficked children are instead treated for drug abuse, domestic violence, alcohol abuse, delinquency, teenage pregnancy, abortion, STD’s and etc.
You’re probably afraid after reading all this but we’re here to save the day! Here are some tips on how you should protect yourself and a child.
- Although changing the above vulnerability factors is difficult, there are some things to do to avoid becoming a sex trafficking victim. Be aware of how traffickers recruit people. Traffickers make false promises of a better life. They paint unrealistic pictures of what life could be like with lots of money. They quickly befriend a person showering them with gifts and displays of affection, particularly recruiters who will later force a girl into prostitution.
- Do not make decisions under the influence of substances and do not be the company of people you do not fully know and trust while intoxicated. Traffickers, looking to put someone into prostitution, will take advantage unconscious people or someone who cannot fight being transported elsewhere. Traffickers will also attempt to take advantage of those with addictions or attempt to create drug dependency.
- If someone, whether stranger or acquaintance, promises something that seems too good in return for sex or free work, wait. Listen to the intuitive voice inside your head, check with family and friends for advice. Do Internet searches or background checks on the person wanting you to go with them. Say no and see how they react. Look for signs of abusive or possessive behaviors. Is the person trying to isolate or turn you against family and friends? If so, avoid that person.
- Runaways are at particular risk for being forced into prostitution. If leaving home because of abuse, try to find a safe place.
- Be aware of your child’s online friends. Sex traffickers have been documented using social media like Facebook and MySpace, in addition to others. Love your children unconditionally. Sometimes awful problems exist between parents and kids; seek help through counseling, mentor programs, and rehab if necessary. Traffickers prey on runaways and throwaways. Do not make your child one. Life on the streets is extremely dangerous.
- None of the above suggestions are foolproof. However, if these suggestions are implemented then fewer people would become victims of human trafficking. Evil exists in the world. Protect yourself and family.
Let’s stop trafficking once and for all!
The Queen, Her Majesty “Yousra”
We were really delighted and pleasured to interview the super star ” Yousra” and we’ll take you into a scope of what’s inside her mind but first, let’s tell you a little about her!
Photographer: Mahmoud Abdel Salam
Stylist: Youmna Moustafa
Make Up Artist: Soha Khoury
Hair Dresser: Hassan Bourji
Jewelery: Egypt Gold
Yousra is the symbol of beauty, elegance, and love in our country. We enjoyed shooting, listening, and dancing with her. She is that kind of person who brings happiness and positive energy anywhere she goes. now, we’ll tell you all about the sit down we had with her! Yousra was very happy with the shooting, with all the different and unique styles snd make up look which made us happier even more! She loved how we turned on some music for her while we took some amazing shots of her and she was instantly in a good, uplifting mood. We were thrilled with excitement with her choice of fashion wear so we asked her does she follow the fashion trends? She replied that she loves wearing what suits her best. She says that seeing a clothing from afar won’t tell you if it actually suits your body type, you have to try it on and see what actually suits your body and wear it proudly! If a clothing is trendy at the moment but doesn’t suit her, then she simply won’t wear it. We were thrilled with excitement with her choice of fashion wear so we asked her does she follow the fashion trends? She gave us a smile and said that she loves wearing what suits her best. She says that seeing a clothing from afar won’t tell you if it actually suits your body type, you have to try it on and see what actually suits your body and wear it proudly! If a clothing is trendy at the moment but doesn’t suit her, then she simply won’t wear it. We decided to ask about her beauty secret, what’s the secret behind beauty in her perspective? She happily replied by, “My beauty secret is my heart.” And honestly, that was enough for us to draw the widest smile among our faces but we wanted to hear more. “I love the world and I love everyone, I really cannot hate anybody. Hating actually take from you, they don’t give so maybe I could get pissed off from someone but I really cannot just hate anyone.” Our curiosity couldn’t stop us from asking her about what would she advise to Egyptian or Middle Eastern girls? She claims that simplicity is the mother of beauty. The simpler you are, the more your beauty stands out.
Even if you actually know you’re beautiful, you don’t have to always prove it to everyone by standing out, you’re beautiful and you don’t need to prove it to anybody. The real and true beauty is what’s on the inside, your soul. The beauty on the inside is what will let your outer beauty shine so bright, so the number one priority is the beauty on the inside because that’s all that counts anyways!
She replied that if she has work, she simply gets up in the morning and gets to work and goes back home in the evening but if she doesn’t have work, she likes organizing the house, meeting her friends, family, her mother and doing many activities. She loves being around the people she loves the most and that’s all that matters after all! However, if she’s invited to an event or something special, she exerts an effort in her known outstanding and unique style and make up. Buzzing with excitement, we decided to ask about this year’s past Ramadan series “Ladina Aqual Okhra” starring Yousra,
and how the fans reacted after knowing the series was only aired online, on Saudi screens only. She replied with confidence and happiness claiming that the fans were extremely happy and the traffic on the series was magnificent, she was pleased to hear people’s opinion on the series and their constant support on how much they liked it even though it was only aired on Saudi Arabian screens and online. She’s in love with the fans’ consistency on even though the series was only aired online, they didn’t have a doubt to watch it.
We asked Yousra if airing the Ramadan series online or on Saudi Arabian screens would effect the traffic or make less people watch the series. Giving us a very heartwarming smile, she replied saying “Despite this happening a few times before, it wasn’t really a problem because if you’re a huge fan of someone, you like knowing everything about them and watching everything they do even in the toughest moments. Although,
I’d always love my work getting aired in my own country, Egypt. However, despite this, I’m so blessed and cheerful that the fans made their researches and looked around to watch this series online or on Saudi Arabian screens. I also loved how the fans think out loud about what will happen to the main character and saying their thoughts to everyone else, it made me very delighted.” And that’s all for today and we’d like to thank the marvelous actress, Yousra for this amazing interview and for inspiring us of course!
Egyptian King, Mohamed Salah Is Now A Nominee Of Being The Best Player In The World
The twenty six year old Egyptian football player, who is loved by many, is set to win the FIFA best player award of 2018! The other two nominees heading against the one and only Mohamed Salah are Cristiano Ronaldo and Luka Modric! Fingers crossed, we really hope Salah wins this outstanding award!
Sadly, he didn’t get the chance to win the UEFA award of 2018 because of the three week injury period in the Champions League Final of 2018. However, Luka Modric won it.
Recently, there was a disagreement between the one and only Mohamed Salah and The Egyptian Football Association because they weren’t agreeing on Salah’s easy conditions claiming that he’s arrogant and conceited just because Salah wanted privacy for his team and himself so they could easily concentrate on the upcoming matches.
Furthermore, after the video Salah made explaining his point of view to the fans and saying he isn’t asking for special treatment, he simply wants every footballer’s rights. After this video going viral, everything went uphill again. The Egyptian Football Association finally agreed to his very easy to do terms and everything is right on track.
The Egyptian King is currently having fun here in Sahel, Egypt and we couldn’t be happier for him, he’s every Egyptian’s pride!
These Upcoming Eid Movies Are What Keeps Us Anticipated And On The Edge Of Our Seats
If you’re stuck here in Cairo like us, then it’s no worries! There are a few kickass Egyptian movies that are keeping us in the edge of our seats this Eid so grab your cheese popcorn and head to the closest movie theater and enjoy these amazing movies!
1. El Kwaieseen:
Judging from this movie’s trailer, we’re gonna laugh out butts off from this hilarious comedy movie! The cast theirselves look so good and we really cannot wait to watch this lighthearted movie this Eid, starring Mohamed Mekawy, Tara Emad and Ahmed Fahmy!
2. Torab El Mas:
We’ve been obsessing over it for so long and we’re looking forward that it will break number one this Eid! We’re just hoping it will be as good as the intense trailer is, if not even better! Starring the Egyptian star, Asser Yassin, Maged El Kedwany, Mohamed Mamdouh and Eyad Nassar!
3. Bany Adam:
We should get ready for Youssef El Sherif’s Eid movie this year after years not performing on the big screen, that’ll bring joy into the movie theaters because we’re pretty sure he’s going to be marvelous in this movie! Having El Sherif on the big screen again is not to be missed especially with an amazing cast including: Youssef El Sherif, Dina El Sherbiny, Hana El Zahed, Ahmed Rizk and Bayoumi Fouad.
We’ve been in the edge of our seats since that day the Egyptian radiant superstar, Amina Khalil first announced this horror movie getting released this Eid! The clock is ticking and just a few days and we’ll be surely satisfied watching this movie however it’s not for the faint-hearted! Cast: Ahmed Dawood, Amina Khalil, Tarek Lotfy, Ahmed El fishawy.
5. Souq El Gom3a:
Having the anticipation to see what Amr Abd El Galil has to offer because we’re pretty sure it’s something that we’re all looking out for! How can we not get excited? Sure, a lot of smiling faces after this movie gets released! Cast: Amr Abdel Gelil, Riham Abdel Ghafour
6. El Badla:
We’re pretty thrilled for this movie and we can picture ourselves dying-laughing from this hilarious movie that starring the Egyptian pop singer and actor, Tamer Hosny and the talented and charming actress Amina Khalil and let’s not forget the hilarious and awesome Akram Hosny! We’re already too excited!
7. El Diesel:
El Diesel is an action packed movie, the usual we’d expect from the Egyptian star Mohamed Ramadan. Yet, we’re so excited for this movie because seriously, let’s admit, who wouldn’t enjoy a Mohamed Ramadan movie?! Starring Mohamed Ramadan, Yasmine Sabri and Fathi Abdel Wahab.
Looks like we have a full booked holiday, and it might need much longer than just 4 days, the movies look pretty exciting already!
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