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Fall Colors on Pilot Mountain
Painted Desert in Big Bend National Park
Faces Behind Atrocity
Carrying the Can
Sunrise Elk
Village People
Aylesbury Canal Basin
Desert Bluffs at Big Bend National Park
Aquarium at the zoo. Taken with my IPhone
Bank Vole munching a red campion flower
Faces Behind Atrocity
Black and Gold Beetle
A gray heron in flight
Hovering Hummingbird
Four-spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata)
Unquestionable aura of king of flowers "Rose"
Lubber Grasshopper
Happy girl after beach clean up
Houses of Parliment and Elizabeth Tower
16th Annual Photo Contest
Faces Behind Atrocity

Despite increasing efforts and a global movement to raise awareness about the atrocities of human trafficking, many people remain unaware that modern day slavery persists in alarming numbers. The "Faces Behind Atrocity" is part of a series which aims to advocate for and alongside the survivors, amplifying their voices and documenting their healing and the organizations that support them through it. The project has roots in Nairobi, where local nonprofit HAART Kenya works within national borders to rescue and rehabilitate human trafficking survivors. The original series involved seven young women of four different nationalities, ranging in age from 13 to 16 years old. They were rescued from the horrors of the trafficking world and are in various stages of the healing process. Masked to protect their identities, the survivors allowed me to capture a visual representation of their resilience, beauty, and strength, while also providing a written account of how they were trafficked and the atrocities they faced.

TAGS: Kenya

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North Andover, Massachusetts, United States of America
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© Matilde Simas.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 11.2017
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 16, 2018, 11:12 a.m.
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