Posts Tagged Brothel
POWER OF WOMEN
Pamala Kennedy Chestnut’s More Than Rice is a moving testament to the power of women to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds and the conditions of abusively patriarchal societies and practices.
Finally from Pamala: I’m going to a large and influential country by invitation of their President to talk about the problem of human trafficking. Thank you for your prayers for me as I undertake this awesome endeavor.
- Role of Women in Other Cultures & Human Trafficking (morethanrice.com)
- Victory! Washington D.C. Brothel Closes Permanently (news.change.org)
More Than Rice is a journey through the underworld of human trafficking
Gabriela Mendoza puts a face to the gut-wrenching tragedy of the 3 million women and children that are abducted every year and sold into human trafficking. MORE THAN RICE gives the reader an up close and personal look into this dark world of girls between the ages of twelve and seventeen, stolen and forced to work in brothels.
After being kidnapped from her home in Manila, Gabriela is sent via cargo ship to Malaysia and joins a group of thirty girls in the Tent Room Barracks. It is there that Gabriela learns her destiny is not the brothel, but a much greater one lies ahead.
While in the tent room barracks Gabriela morphs from a naïve, self-centered teenager into a compassionate and often fearless leader of the group. Once strangers from many cities, the girls decide to regain their true self-worth and Gabriela leads them in forming the Circle School to teach them skills to survive in the outside world should they ever escape the brothel and be free. In the barracks Gabriel meets three soul mates and they form a lasting bond. Soon after arriving Gabriela discovers her real mission – she has been chosen to give love, freedom and hope; more than rice, to the girls. After arriving in Hong Kong Gabriela discovers her real mission – she has been chosen to give freedom and hope, more than rice to the girls.
MORE THAN RICE is more than just a good read – it is an invitation to join the author in making a difference in the world.