- Pub Date : April 2022
- Author : Sylvia Yu Friedman
- Publisher : Penguin
- Category : Non Fiction
- Binding Type : Trade Paperback
- NO. OF PAGES : 296
- Mrp : 599
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A constant stream of impoverished women and girls have been, and are being, enslaved and abused in the Asia Pacific region. Slavery is not a historical issue - it's happening today. History is repeating itself.
Through Sylvia Yu Friedman's work in journalism, counter-trafficking and philanthropy, she has had rare and incredible access to victims of sex trafficking and modern slavery in China, Thailand, Cambodia, North Korea, South Korea, Myanmar and Indonesia. Amid this terrible human suffering, she has seen frontline workers carrying a great light that has overcome the darkness in some of the most frightening places on Earth. This memoir describes her personal journey in the fight against slavery through supporting philanthropic initiatives and raising awareness through writing articles and producing films. She shares her personal setbacks, and how her awakening to the plight of the victims of Imperial Japanese sex slavery during World War II helped her come to terms with her identity issues over her Korean heritage. She writes about the lessons - the good, the bad, and the ugly - and the people and events that have shaped her along the way.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Friedman's work in the field as a journalist, filmmaker
and philanthropy adviser has given me access to
victims of slavery, their pimps and traffickers, and the
frontline workers who are trying to help them. The
victims are mostly vulnerable people who do not have
a voice - their stories must be heard.
The #blacklivesmatter and #metoo campaigns have
successfully focused the world's attention on racism
and sexual harassment; it's only a matter of time
before we see a similar groundswell around the issue
of modern slavery, the greatest scandal of our time.