that educates the public on human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation and supports survivors and at risk women and children. By engaging artists and the public in a creative project, we hope to bring more people into the discussion and offer an opportunity to contribute to the lives of those affected by this crime.
On View: September 7, 2012 - January 6, 2013
(Image courtesy of WCA Member Loretta Paraguassu)
F&N GALLERY, 2007 Frankford Ave.
Stop Slavery Now: A Conversation About Human Trafficking
The Philadelphia WCA in collaboration with Circle of Hope Church
will present an exhibition at F&N Gallery through the month of April 2012.
The exhibition is part of The Ragdoll Project. Proceeds from art sales will be
March 16 at 7 pm, Circle of Hope Church, 2009 Frankford Ave.
GEMS website: www.gems-girls.org
The WCA launched the Ragdoll Project on September 2 at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival where we assembled a pile of rag dolls, silently passed out stickers and information, and provided a petition for the public to sign to show their support of the lives affected by modern slavery. In October, the dolls were part of Spiral Q's Peoplehood Festival in West Philadelphia where the WCA hosted a doll-making table.
Further Information on Human Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation:
Recommended Research Papers available in PDF format:
The Demand for Victims of Sex Trafficking:
Deconstructing the Demand for Prostitution: